Excellence in Africa Initiative– Junior Faculty Development program: 2020 call for proposals

Are you eager to undertake research in Africa and to collaborate with EPFL?

The Junior Faculty Development program of the Excellence in Africa initiative, jointly launched by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco and EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland have launched the Excellence in Africa initiative with the aim of supporting the training of promising early-stage researchers in Africa and thus of enabling them to have a significant economic and societal impact.

Call for the Junior Faculty Development Program Now Open:

A program based on the creation of scientific tandems, each comprising an early-stage professor in Africa and an EPFL professor Funding available for jointly-designed research projects Research project to be implemented at African higher education institutions.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • To be employed or due to be hired as a professor by an African higher education institution,
  • To have earned a Ph.D. degree between January 1, 2011 and  March 31, 2020,
  • To have an outstanding research and publication track record.


Deadline for submissions:  March 31, 2020. For more information, please visit the website