Last Updated

29 Jun 2020

AAS Call for Applications: International Research Management Staff Development Programme (IRMSDP)

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) 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. 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.

 The programme, which is a practical skills and cultural learning programme for both the African and UK research managers with support from their institutions to integrate the lessons learned, will involve:

  1. Virtual seminars/workshops to support individual professional development,
  2. Innovation development to generate community benefit,
  3. Staff exchange visits from the UK to Africa to facilitate relationships and knowledge exchange

Eligibility Criteria:

Africa applicants

  • 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.

UK applicants

  • 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.

Read more here

Applicants deadline August 10, 2020.