Participate in the US National Academies US-Africa Frontiers Symposium

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The United States of America (USA) National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce its third US-Africa Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium in partnership with and hosted by the Republic of Rwanda. The upcoming meeting will be held on February 18-20, 2025 in Kigali, Rwanda. 

This programme brings together outstanding early/mid-career scientists, engineers, and medical professionals (within 15 years of most recent degree), from the United States and the member countries of the African Union for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The goal of these meetings is to enhance scientific exchange and dialogue among early-to-middle career researchers in African countries and the United States, including the African science diaspora, and through this interaction facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region. 

Furthermore, one of the main objectives of this symposium is to advance the understanding of cutting-edge S&T trends in the US and Africa and to foster dialogue and collaborations across disciplines. The upcoming symposium will address the following topics:

  • Session I: New Solutions for Decarbonization
  • Session II: Biotechnology
  • Session III: Precision Agriculture
  • Session IV: Advances in Space Research
  • Session V: Smart and Connected Cities
Call for Participation

Early-career scientists, engineers and medical professionals working on related research are encouraged to apply as long as they fulfil the eligibility criteria. Each general participant will also have the opportunity to present their research during poster sessions. Travel of selected participants will be covered. 

How to Apply

Interested participants must submit their application online by 11:59 PM ET on July 7, 2024. For more information on the U.S.-Africa Frontiers Programme, please visit the programme website

For more enquires, email USAfricaSTEM@nas.edu with any questions.

More details on the symposium, organisation, and programme can be found on the symposium webpage

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