In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Imperial College London, The Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) is inviting new and recent PhD holders with an interest in AI in science and its applications to apply for a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship opportunity.
These are two 1 year linked fellowships and both fellowships MUST be applied for. The first fellowship (Year 1) is the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship supported by Schmidt Futures and will be based at Imperial College London. The Imperial based fellowship should be applied for on this Link . The second Fellowship (Year 2) is the AIMS-Carnegie AI in Science and its Applications Postdoctoral Fellowship is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and will be based at Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Kigali Rwanda
The following information ONLY relates to Year 2 of the Fellowship at Quantum Leap Africa;
The fellowship is flexible and independent, allowing recipients to freely explore while drawing on expert faculty mentors of their choice. This fellowship has the aim of identifying excellent researchers and accelerating them in using AI to advance and disrupt Science or Technology.
The AI in science and its applications covers areas from theoretical foundations to applications in basic science and engineering. Candidates must aim to substantially use AI to advance a particular area of science.
Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) was created by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) to catalyze top quality high impact research in data science, smart systems engineering and drive the future IT revolution through quantum information. It is also mandated to train the next generation of innovators in information science and technology. AIMS currently has scientific centres of excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Rwanda. AIMS has been providing outstanding postgraduate training to Africa’s top graduates in math, science and engineeri... read more
Successful candidates will each benefit from financial support of up to USD30 000 – USD36 000 per annum tax free. Funding is also available for conferences and international scientific events. The fellowship can be renewed based on satisfactory progress.
Applicants must use the online application portal to apply and submit the below-supporting documents:
These supporting documents should be submitted as pdf files named using the following format: “AIMS-Carnegie-postdoc–first and last name of applicant-document type”.
Applicants should provide complete and accurate contact information (email address, title, names) of two referees who will provide confidential letters of support on their behalf. We will request these letters of support directly from the referees for shortlisted candidates.
Applicants MUST apply for both positions (Imperial College and Quantum Leap Africa) to be considered.
For more details, visit QLA website.