Transformative research leadership capacity development

We believe that the next generation of science systems leaders will act as agents of change in both science and society. We strive to act as a catalyst by training,mentoring and connecting a new generation of global research leaders who will lead the necessary transformations of science and society from within Africa.

FAR-LeaF Fellowship Programme


The Future Africa Research Leader Fellowship (FAR-LeaF) is a two-year research-oriented fellowship programme, focussed on developing transdisciplinary research and leadership skills, to address the complex, inter-linked challenges of health, well-being, and environmental risks in Africa. The FAR-LeaF programme recognises the value of creating a long-term network of future-focussed scienceleaders with transdisciplinary research skills, who can address the challenges of a post-Covid-19 society

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African Science Leadership Programme


The African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) is an initiative of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, with the support of Robert Bosch Stiftung. It aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development,to enable them to contribute to the development of a new paradigm for science in Africa, focused on its contribution to solving the complex issues facing both Africa and the global community.

Science Systems Leadership Academy


The Science Systems Leadership Academy strives to catalyse a change in African and global science systems by identifying individuals who are transitioning into leadership roles in scientific organisations globally, and equipping them with the international support networks, critical skills, and knowledge that they will need to drive forward a co-created vision of and for science in Africa.