AASTU’s Research Directorate has organized one day training on “Research Professional Africa” on the 4th of April, 2017.Research Africa Regional Representative Mr. Joseph M. Njogu, from Nairobi, Kenya, gives the training for all researchers, college deans, academic staff and for those who are interested in the science and innovation research strategy are the most welcome to partake in the training. More than 46 AASTU staff attend the training and advance awareness to manipulate the research platform.
Most importantly AASTU subscribes research Professional Africa platform which offers Comprehensive, Global Information/News coverage on Science, Technology and Innovation from the world. Moreover, the research platform provides online one-stop shop for information on timely research funding opportunities (over 4,000 opportunities available for Ethiopian researcher at any given time) , resources for researchers & African policy makers, and related insights.
Access to the platform is given only to the subscribing institutions and this includes the leading research oriented universities in Africa. Over 12,000 updated funding agencies, all disciplines coverage, a personalized funding needs and using institutional tools are the sensational advantages of the research professional Africa platform.
Some facts about Research Africa
- Research Professional Africa has remained an essential online resource for researchers and policy makers in Africa.
- Subscribers are able to access timely funding opportunities and news from thousands of sources from across the globe. Features over thousands of funding agencies from the biggest global funders to the small family foundations as long as they are genuine.
- Over 4,000 opportunities available for Ethiopian researchers at any given time.
- Covers all disciplines and types of funding including but not limited to: Research grants, fellowships, laboratory equipment, collaborations, awards, etc.
- We have a team of dedicated staff who sit in our Cape Town and London offices and whose number one work is to source for this information and break it down in a form very easily usable by a researcher and yet comprehensive enough.
Why we are useful to you as a researcher.
- We bring in one platform over 12,000 funding agencies and we are constantly updating the information to ensure it remains useful and relevant to all users.
- All disciplines including technology based are well covered.
- One is able to conduct a personalized search specific to their funding needs and all researchers andstaff are covered.
- We also bring to your research teams a deep source of research news and insights; an up to date source of awareness of your research related world to keep your researchers best informed.
- We have also made the platform an easy to use institutional tool that allows for personalized searches and one is able to narrow down to the exact discipline of interest, type of funding needed or even country of applicant.