ASESMANET (Atomistic Simulations, Electronic Structure, Computational Materials Science and Applications: the African Network) is a network connected to The African School of Electronic Structure Methods and Application (ASESMA).
ASESMANET is opening a call for scientists working in Africa and active in research in electronic structure calculations that want to spend a period of time visiting and doing research at a research group located in an African country different from their country of residence. The visit needs to start in 2022 — the latest date to start the visit is November 2022.
Funding for this intra-Africa program is provided by the Office of External Activities (OEA) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste Italy in collaboration Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM), the National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials MARVEL funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Psi-k network. The funds are to promote intense scientific exchanges between researchers within Africa who are working in electronic structure methods and applications and to support Africa – Europe interactions between researchers in Europe and those in Africa. This network
(ASESMANET) will fund African researchers to visit other researchers or research groups in Africa for focused research collaboration for two months or more at a time.
What the ASESMANET Intra-Africa funds will cover:
- Travel/flight tickets [from African home country to African host/collaborating country].
- Accommodation at host country
- Living allowance at host country
Who Should Apply?
- Lecturers at Institutions in African countries who carry out research in atomistic/molecular modeling.
- These include those who use electronic structure methods (DFT, HF, etc.) or sampling methods such as Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics in different fields: Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Computational/Quantum Chemistry, Quantum Dynamics, Computational Drug Design and others areas.
- Postdoctoral fellows and advanced post-graduate students at the doctoral level working in Africa may also apply.
- Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
- First fill the Google Form: Here
- Then, after #1 above, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following documents:
- a 1-2 page description of the research project that will be carried out at the host institution: motivation, state of the art, research goals, methods to be employed, research plan, relevance for scientific progress, reasons for choosing the hosting research group. Email a pdf with the name: My_Name_Proposal.pdf
- Acceptance letter from the hosting scientist, stating that the host institution will provide the infrastructure for the visitor to conduct research, the proposed topic, and confirmation of dates of visit (this letter should be sent directly by the hosting scientist to the e-mail above). Moreover, the letter should describe the work of the hosting scientist of relevance for the proposed project. Email a pdf with the name: My_Name_Acceptance.pdf
- CV of applicant. A pdf with the name: My_Name_CV.pdf
- CV of the hosting scientist: A pdf with the name: My_Host_Name_Proposal.pdf
You may also put all these documents into a single pdf file and email it to us.
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2022
Contact for additional information: email@example.com
ASESMA is the African School of Electronic Structure Methods and Application, a bi-annual two-week school that brings together students from countries in Africa.