An international sustainability conference held in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible: via online streaming – that was the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021). It brought together 2 000 participants from more than 100 countries between 12 and 15 June 2021.

Call: International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 15 International Climate Protection Fellowships to prospective leaders and up to five fellowships to postdoctoral researchers from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will come to Germany for 12–24 months to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project or long-term academic research.

The Future Africa’s Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York set out to offer an opportunity for development of research leaders that will be able to fill a critical gap in the African research capacity ecosystem.

In a bid to expand the African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) to the different regions of Africa, ASLP has partnered with the prospective Young Academy in Mauritius for the first virtual Regional ASLP for early and mid-career researchers in the South African sub-region.

On Thursday, 2 September 2021, the Embassy of France in South Africa, with the support of the University of Pretoria and Future Africa, will host a debate on Africa's priorities when it comes to global environmental issues.

The Future Africa's Early Career Research Leader Fellowship (ECRLF) program of University of Pretoria supported by Carnegie Foundation of New York set out to offer an opportunity for development of research leaders that will be able to fill a critical gap in the African research capacity ecosystem.

The event is being hosted by the Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with stakeholders from the government and the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute.

The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education research. This program is intended to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance education research. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how convenings can expand the substantive work and impact of educational research on advancing racial equity. This grant program supports proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.

The Foundation rotates the area of focus for this program annually to generate fresh ideas and perspectives on pressing educational challenges. For this funding cycle Spencer will support conferences related to the topic of critical issues in advancing racial equity in education research.

Pretoria – Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), has initiated an Artist in Residency Fellowship Programme to be based at the university's Future Africa Research Institute, with Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang being appointed as the inaugural fellow.

In recognition of Nelson Mandela's dedication to the service of humanity, which includes the rights of children, information ethicist Rachel Fischer shed light on a collaborative initiative between the Future Africa institute and campus and UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, in which she plays a crucial role.

The CLAB-Africa Project was conceived with by Future Africa Institute to provide a platform for Africa’s scientific community to contribute to the developmental works of African governments and development institutions. The nature of the Project’s contributions will be in the form of science-based actionable policy recommendations within the four identified clusters. These clusters are namely: (i) climate impact on food systems; (ii) land restoration and biodiversity; (iii) <people—animal—ecosystems> health and wellbeing; and (iv) land-water-energy resources uses.

Are you an African Scientist willing to consolidate your research career on the continent? The call of the European Union's African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence programme is open. Deadline 31st July 2021:
African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence Pilot Programme | Call for Expressions of Interest