SmartSciFrika Mentorship Program

Embark on a transformative journey with the SmartSciFrika Mentorship Program! This groundbreaking initiative, launched in 2021, is not just a mentorship program—it’s a bridge connecting early career scientists across Africa with seasoned experts in Biological, Chemical, and Medical Sciences. Imagine learning the secrets of the trade from established African scientists who’ve been there, done that, and are ready to guide you on your path.

As we celebrate three successful years, the SmartSciFrika Mentorship Program is thrilled to announce the upcoming Cohort 4, set to kick off in May 2024! This is your chance to dive into a three-month virtual mentorship experience, where you’ll gain insights, avoid pitfalls, and network with fellow scientists from all corners of Africa.

But that’s not all! The program’s dynamic Stage two is all about practical learning. Imagine a one-week onsite boot camp where you get hands-on experience, turning theory into tangible skills that will set you apart in your field.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to supercharge your scientific career! Cohort 4 is gearing up for an unforgettable journey, and registration is now open. Seize the chance to learn, grow, and connect with the scientific community in ways you never thought possible. Visit our website and secure your spot for the SmartSciFrika Mentorship Program Cohort 4 starting May 2024! Your scientific adventure awaits!

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this programme, interested candidate must be an African, a science graduate from a biological, chemical, or medical related course. Interested candidate must have at least, a two years working experience with a science firm.


The benefits of being a part of the programme include:

  • Learning how to write a good scientific manuscript
  • Learning how to design a good research
  • Learning how to apply for grants
  • Career Guidance
  • Networking
Application Requirements

Apart from filling out an online form, candidates will be required to also submit their CVs and a copy of their clear passport photograph online.


All applications are reviewed by our team after which successful applicants are invited for a virtual interview session and the final selection will be done.

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You can support our work by making a charitable donation. By donating to the SmartSciFrika Mentorship Program, you'll be supporting early-career scientists who are passionate about transforming the face of science in Africa.

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