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African Career Accelerator Awards

African Career Accelerator Awards

Call for applications

Call status: open

  • Call opens: Friday 2 November
  • The Expression of Interest Form is a mandatory stage
  • Deadline for Expression of Interest is 1 January 2019
  • Deadline for full applications is 1 February 2019, 16:00 GMT

See how to apply below for application form and guidance notes.

Call for applications

The Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards will provide Fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers (or non-African citizens with permanent residency status) who are aiming to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher and launching their own research group. The CAN ACA awards will invest in early-career researchers who have demonstrated strong scientific and leadership potential, as well as a commitment to continuing their research on the African continent. This call is made possible by funding from the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund

About the accelerator awards