30 July 2019.


Nairobi, Kenya.

(Not Funded)


NEF Ambassadors Programme

NEF Ambassadors are the NEF’s young science and technology champions, one from each African country. 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.

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In particular, the NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings. The next NEF Global Gathering will be held in 10-13 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Basic sciences
  • STEM
  • Health
  • Social science

Required Languages

English or French.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

10-13 March 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 42 years of age or less as of 31.12.2017 (Born after 1 January 1975)
  • Resident/citizen of an African country with a history of leadership and engagement in the residing community
  • Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar – a PhD is not required
  • Applicants are encouraged from all fields of science, including basic sciences, STEM, health and social science fields.
  • Outstanding writing and keen critical thinking capabilities, and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for raising Africa’s profile in science and/or social science
  • Having an active profile in the community of work/study and/or online including social media
  • Able to clearly communicate to an audience in English or French.

Opportunity Cost

(Not Funded)

  • Lead NEF Africa Science Week, with the support of NEF staff and resources.
  • Ambassadors receive significant exposure to the NEF readership community.
  • 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.
  • Have the opportunity to influence science, social science and technology policy through NEF articles and documents and share their own work.
  • 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.

How to Apply

First Step: Make an account.

Second Step: Fill the application.

This application form has the following 6 sections which must be completed in full.

  • Section 1: Provide contact information and basic bio-data.
  • Section 2: Provide a professional photo. Photograph (face and shoulders only & must be high-resolution)
  • Section 3: Prepare and upload a two-minute video responding to the questions. The video must not exceed 2 minutes.
  • Section 4: Prepare answers to questions in no more than 250 words each.
  • Section 5: Provide your signature and consent.
  • Section 6: Provide your CV or resume.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sara Issam/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Hend Younis  / Egypt 
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