2020 OAD/DARA Big Data Fellowship Award for Researchers in Africa

Applications for the 2020 OAD/DARA Big Data Fellowship Award for Researchers in Africa is open and on-going for specialists in the field of Astronomy and Physics to take their vocation to another level by utilizing on the chance to improve and hone their abilities through joint effort. The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) was established with the center order of using the aptitudes, procedures and the instruments of cosmology to improve and address formative objectives. The OAD was built up through a coordinated effort between the South African National Research Foundation (NFR) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) with its base at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town, South Africa. The OAD arranges yearly proposition solicitations which has seen more than 142 undertakings winning awards in ninety (90) nations with ten (10) provincial workplaces around the world. The Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) Big Data Project is supported by the United Kingdom Newton Fund through the Science and Technologies Facilities Council with the goal of growing enormous information abilities utilizing radio space science in various nations of Africa.
Partnership Sponsor(s): OAD/DARA Big Data
Partnership Type: Full association
Partnership level: Postgraduate
Partnership Worth: Fully Funded
Subject Eligibility: Physics, Astronomy and Related Courses.
Nation/Candidate Eligibility: Fellowship is for African Researchers
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Cooperation Eligibility and Selection Criteria:
Candidates for the cooperation must have a graduate degree or Ph.D in Physics, Astronomy or related field.
Candidate must have earlier learning of Python Programming.
Candidates with involvement in AI or potentially information science will have an additional bit of leeway. 
Candidates must have the option to travel alone globally, to introduce hackathons in the AVN (African VLBI Network) nations (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia).
Candidate must be conversant in English language. Likewise candidates with familiarity with different dialects utilized in Africa will have included bit of leeway.
Candidates must have great correspondence just as introduction aptitudes.
Candidates must be quick students with great hierarchical abilities.
Application Procedure for the 2020 OAD/DARA Big Data Fellowship Award for Researchers in Africa
Applicants are to submit their applications electronically through email. Interested and qualified applicants who meets the required criteria should email a detailed copy of their Curriculum Vitae (with list of publications), motivational statement, and contact information for three references, to OAD Astronomer, Dr. Vanessa McBride (vanessa@astro4dev.org).

Other Important notice
The selection process will begin soon after the initial submission deadline of October 31st, 2019. However, if the initial selection process be unsuccessful, applications may then be accepted on an ongoing basis till the position is filled. Correspondence will be sent to shortlisted candidates only. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


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