The TYRLP is an initiative of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) and Inclusive Innovation. It serves early career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.

The programme aims to grow early career academics at UP in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face society.

A further aim is to form a community within the University of the like-minded young researchers who possess qualities that will contribute to UP becoming and leading as a research intensive University, in line with the projected UP 2025 vision.

An exciting element for the 2019 TYRLP cohort is that they will share the experience of the workshop with the Early Career Research Leader Fellows (ECRLF). The ECRLF is also an initiative of Future Africa, funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and consists of 15 excellent researchers from 7 African countries. The intention is to create the opportunity for a rich exchange of ideas that transcend institutions, research fields and countries on the African continent.  

TYRLP 2018 Cohort

Initiatives will be developed in line with the Future Africa research themes: 

* Future Education – empowering people through access to transformative education opportunities for the 21st century and beyond

* Equity in a Global Africa – creating and navigating pathways to a just world through research-led policy, governance and social innovation

* From African Soil – realising diversity, justice and technology to transform African production systems for equitable and sustainable opportunities

* Health People and Place – unlocking novel capacities to ensure the right to health and wellbeing by addressing the priority challenges for all people in Africa


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Applications close: 25 September 2019 

View and download 2019 TYRLP Call


Key dates: 14 & 15 October 2019 TYRLP training at Future Africa Campus

NB: Fellows will be required to attend from 9am - 5pm on both days. Please keep the evening of 14 October free when applying to the TYRLP 2019 Programme.