The Pan African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN)
The Pan African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN) is an Academic Mobility project funded by the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme of the Education Audio-visual and
Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. The overarching objective of PAPSSN is to support the development of a skilled and innovative graduate students’ community and improve their job preparedness for the growing Planetary and Space Science labor market in Africa and foster their capacity of operating local infrastructure, generating local data and engaging with the international community of scientists and entrepreneurs.
PAPSSN scholarships are jointly administered by five (5) African partner institutions, where selected students and staff will be able to engage in postgraduate studies, research, teaching or training: Botswana International University of Science and Technology (Coordinator), Botswana; Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; Copperbelt University, Zambia; University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
PAPSSN will train up to 36 MSc students, 14 Ph.D. candidates, and 10 staff members.
The first call for applications for the program has been opened as of Monday 17 th May 2021 through the project website.