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Mujeres por África Science by Women Contest for African Women 2022

The main goal of the contest is to give continuity to the projects that the women participants of the programme carry out during their research stays. “Science by Women” therefore goes a step further and prioritizes the impact of these projects in the countries of origin of the women.

Scientific dissemination, technology transfer and innovation are key elements for the sustainable development of societies and at the Foundation, they are committed to the implementation of projects that result in the welfare of local communities and give visibility to the transformative power of science done by women.

About Women in Africa (WIA)

Women in Africa Initiative is a social impact company whose mission is to support African women entrepreneurs and leaders in their journey to impact the continent’s economy. Over the past 4 years, WIA has developed the first pan-African and international platform bringing together all relevant actors; WIA implements training programs, and WIA communicates extensively on the themes “Women * Business * Africa”. Through the Women in Africa Philanthropy Endowment Fund, WIA and its patrons develop programs to support African women, whether they are students, entrepreneurs, or ... read more


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Mujeres por África Science by Women Contest


Aim and Benefits of Mujeres por África Science by Women Contest

The competition has two categories:

  • Scientific Dissemination – €4,000.
  • Technology Transfer – €7,000

Requirements for Mujeres por África Science by Women Contest Qualification

  • Open to women scientists who have completed or are currently completing their research stays in any of the seven editions of Science by Women.
  • The projects and initiatives (which may also be science and technology-based ventures) submitted must be developed in the African country of origin of the candidates.
  • Women scientists who, at the date of publication of this competition, have not yet started their research stay are not eligible to apply.
  • Only one project proposal may be submitted, so they will have to choose which category best meets their objectives.


Interview date, Process and Venue for Mujeres por África Science by Women Contest

Selection Criteria

  • The evaluation and selection criteria include: quality, environmental and economic sustainability, social impact and commitment to gender equality.

Application Deadline

October 12, 2022


How to Apply

The project proposal document must include: introduction, relevance, objectives, methodology, timeline and impact and monitoring as well as detailed budget. In addition, an updated CV must be attached.

Women scientists whose projects are selected by the jury undertake to provide a proof of expenses within two months of receiving the first payment and at the end of the project.

Projects should be submitted by email to [email protected]

For more details,visit Mujeres por África website

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