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African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme – (IRMSDP) 2020

African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme

African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme


African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme

The African Academy of Sciences and Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) UK are launching the International Research Management Staff Development Programme (IRMSDP) to contribute to the strand on developing individual capacity of research management staff

Application Deadline:
10th August, 2020 | 1200Hrs East African Time (EAT)

About the Award: The programme is focusing on knowledge sharing and the development of tools and resources, created by teams consisting of research management professionals from across Africa and the UK.

This call for expressions of interest serves as an invitation to all research management professionals in Africa and UK working in academic and research institutions to lodge applications to participate in the programme which will involve
Virtual seminars/workshops to support individual professional development,
Innovation development to generate community benefit,
Staff exchange visits from the UK to Africa to facilitate relationships and knowledge exchange.

Type: Research

Eligibility:


Individual Criteria
  • Research managers and administrators working at universities and or research institutions in Africa.
  • Hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible African institution, which must span the duration of the programme.
  • All individual applicants should have a supporting letter from their institution allowing them to take part in the programme and expressing their support.
  • Successful individual applicants will be expected to seek membership in or affiliation with their respective Research Management and Innovation Association Central Africa Research and Innovation Association (CARIMA), Eastern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association(EARIMA), Southern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association( SARIMA), Western Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA).In instances where a Research and Innovation Management Association (RIMA) doesn’t exist, participants will be added to a mailing list and will be required to join the RIMA once it is up and running.
Group Criteria
  • Be applying as part of a group of up to five research management professionals from multiple research organisations within a region or within a country, so that each group is made up of individuals from different and diverse institutions. Regions are identified in Africa as within one of the areas covered by each professional association (e.g countries represented within Eastern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association (EARIMA).
  • Each group should be made up of 3 to 5 applicants.
  • All applicants must be able to commit time to the whole programme and activities outlined in the curriculum.
UK applicants


  • Individual Criteria
  • Research managers and administrators working in the UK, including universities, funding bodies, NHS R&D departments and independent research institutions.
  • Hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible UK institution, which must span the duration of the programme.
  • Individuals should be existing members of ARMA or able to join at the point of application.
  • All individual applicants should have a supporting letter from their institution allowing them to take part in the programme and expressing their support.
Group Criteria
  • Be applying as part of a group made up of research management professionals from multiple research organisations based within the same region, so that each group is made up of individuals from different and diverse institutions.
  • Each group should be made up of 3 to 5 applicants.
  • All applicants must be able to commit time to the whole programme and activities outlined in the curriculum.
Individual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Form


In addition, UK participants are requested to fill in the individual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MB6F5ZR

The form should be filled in individually and not by the team leader.The information gathered will be held securely and in compliance with the relevant data protection legislation. The information will not be shared with reviewers or used in assessment of the applications. It will be used for compliance and monitoring purposes.

Eligible Countries: African countries & UK

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The AAS will cover air travel, accommodation, visa costs and local transport costs of African participants.

How to Apply:
All applications will be submitted on the Ishango online system https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f through the Africa or UK application tab.
It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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