Next Einstein Forum seeking African ambassadors, application deadline is May 22

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassadors Programme is currently inviting applications from young scientists from Africa.

NEF Ambassadors, who are all under 42 years, drive the NEF’s local public engagement activities while growing their own careers through the NEF’s partnerships that offer opportunities for mentorship and collaborations with established researchers.

The Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings, with the next NEF Global Gathering set to be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Ambassadors will receive significant exposure to the NEF readership community and also have the opportunity to network with other experts and NEF Ambassadors and NEF Fellows, as well as top scientists, social scientists and technology leaders from around the world. Furthermore, they will get the chance to pitch their own projects and ideas to high-profile NEF members and contribute to the establishment of a positive global view of science in Africa.

The selection will be done by a panel comprised of scientists including members of the NEF Scientific Programme Committee (SPC). The selection process will seek to ensure that at least 40% of selected NEF Ambassadors are women and that one NEF Ambassador from each African country is slected.

The application deadline is May 22, 2017. More information about the programme and application guidelines is available on the NEF Ambassadors Programme website.

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