March 2018

Deadline: April 30, 2018   The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.   The Fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. For purposes of this call, “bioeconomy” is defined activities that make use of bio-innovations, and are based on biological sources, materials and processes to generate sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.   Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:   • Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life. • Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement. • The politics of

The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.The fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.The topic is linked to several aspects of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the AU Agenda 2063 goals. We would welcome research proposals exploring all aspects linked to the development of a Bioeconomy - from the technical and non-technical use and management of biological resources for food, health and development, to the politics, economics or human and social science perspectives on it.You can apply here:www.futureafrica.science/ecrlfFor further assistance contact Amelia Cilliers. Tel: (+2712) 420 6183 Email: amelia.cilliers@up.ac.za