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AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) will establish its African Futures Research Leadership Program in Fall 2019. The competitive postdoctoral program will target early career female researchers from the eight AAP member institutions to be jointly supervised by faculty members from MSU and their home institution in research for impact, writing of scholarly and/or policy publications, dissemination of research results and grant proposals. Early career researchers will also participate in a structured academic advancement program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU and across their cohort. They will also participate in the Future Africa Research Leadership Program at the University of Pretoria, which will provide them with training in the areas of thought leadership, team development, research development, engagement and collaboration, while building south-south collaboration with other African researchers. The home institution mentor will visit MSU for one week of collaboration discussions. Towards the end of the program, MSU faculty mentors will spend one week at the early career researcher’s home institution to continue research collaboration with the researcher and their African co-mentor.

Call for Proposals

For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, please see the call for Early Career Researchers below.

AAP African Futures Program - Call for Early Career Researchers.pdf

Early Career Researcher Application

Visit our faculty mentor page to learn more about their projects and apply for the one that best aligns with your interests.

African Futures Program Timeline

Call for Faculty Mentors open: April 12th 2019

Call for Faculty Mentors close: April 26th 2019

Call for Applications from Early Career Researchers open: May 6th 2019

Application deadline: June 5th 2019

Final selection: June 12th 2019

Expected start date: August 29th 2019


Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184(at) or 517-884-8587 with any questions.