This initiative has been developed to support early to mid-career African academics in developing leadership skills. The program will serve researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.
The program is an exciting new venture for UP, and part of an overall strategy to become a leading African research university.
“Developing researchers in core areas of leadership is essential if they are to initiate and steer collaborative, international and transdisciplinary projects that are needed to advance Africa’s development agenda,” said the University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Cheryl de la Rey. GovInn will contribute to this transdisciplinary leadership training.
“The University is expecting to host more of these projects in the coming years, and we anticipate this program will attract some of the best academic talent across the region and prepare them to make an even greater impact in our communities,” she continued.
The program will commence with a first group in June 2015, and will run annually for an initial period of 3 years. Potential candidates are invited to learn more about the program and the application process at www.up.ac.za/ASLP