Apply for DARA Big Data Advanced Training Programme

We are also happy to announce that applications for DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellowships and MSc Advanced Training Program are open. The DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellowships program will provide training for scientists in communicating with policy makers. The program is open to current PhD students and early career researchers who are within 5 years of completing their PhD, working in the DARA Big Data key areas of Astronomy, Sustainable Agriculture and Health. The fellowship program is one month long and will run from 1 October – 31 October 2018 at the University of Manchester, UK. The program will provide travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for fellows during the training program.

Also the advanced training opportunities in the form of bursaries for MSc research at UK universities as part of the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) Big Data project funded by the UK’s Newton Fund is opened. 

These places are fully funded such that the Newton Fund will cover all tuition fees, bench fees and maintenance allowance at the UKRI recommended level of ~£14,990 per year. Also, costs for an Inbound/Outgoing flight to and from the UK and initial visa and health surcharge costs will be covered by the Newton Fund.

Further information about both the Advanced Training Programme and the Science Policy Fellowships can be found at

AVN partner countries are: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.

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