Call for Applications for ACCESS Virtual Stay Sponsorships 2021

The “African Centre for Career Enhancement & Skills Support (ACCESS)”, a consortium of six African Universities (Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tunisia) and the University of Leipzig in Germany is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It seeks to analyse the employability of university graduates within the African context. The programme aims to research how graduates in Africa search and find work and build up their careers, and to develop and test innovative concepts for employability promotion at Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Africa.

Despite the limitations in international mobility, the ACCESS Centre seeks to facilitate the advanced development of innovative ideas, methods and training approaches by lecturers in order to push the issue of employability and ideally open up career paths for students. Therefore, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will be providing three virtual stay sponsorships. The beneficiaries will be working from home and collaborating via Zoom.

What we offer:

  • The virtual stay sponsorship will provide you with funding of usually 975 EUR per month for the duration of 3 months (October – December 2021) in order to facilitate dedicated work on the development of your idea, method, or training approach
  • Close interaction and workshops with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Dissemination of the outcome of your work in the ACCESS channels with your name as the author
  • Promotion of the best and publishable results within the ACCESS Network
  • A certificate of the ACCESS Centre as a reference for your personal professional development
  • Access to the international ACCESS network to enhance your professional network

You can apply if you

  • have recently completed at least an above-average Masters degree (not more than 6 years ago) or you are actively involved in teaching and research
  • want to propose an idea/method or teaching approach that solves a pressing challenge in the field of e-Coaching (Capacity Building) or University-Business Linkages
  • want to make this product of yours known in the ACCESS network and beyond
  • are eager to contribute to change the employment perspective of African talents

How to apply:

  • Submit your CV and a motivation letter that lines out how you want to address e-Coaching (Capacity Building) or University-Business Linkages related problems to.

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DEADLINE: September 20,2021, 12pm (GMT)

  • Be sure to include a precise problem statement including the definition of the groups affected
  • Demonstrate your ability to deliver a solution

How does the selection process work

  • A committee of 3 experts from KNUST will choose the beneficiaries of this measure based on the qualification (CV) and the motivation.
  • The decision of each partner will be presented in the ACCESS Board meeting

The ACCESS Network is eager to see changes inspired by you! Apply Now!

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