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Pan-African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN) Scholarships 2023/2024 for African Students


The Pan-African Planetary and Space Science Network (PAPSSN) invites applications from African nationals for scholarships in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Science, Planetary Geology, and Remote Sensing. The overarching objective of the PAPSSN is to promote the education of young scientists who will meet the requirements of the large Planetary and Space Science projects expected to remain active for the next 20 years.


The PAPSSN scholarship includes a return air ticket and visa costs, participation costs such as tuition fees, registration and service fees, insurance (health, accident, travel), settling-in allowance, monthly stipends and a contribution towards the research costs associated with student mobility of ten (10) months or longer. Furthermore, the PAPSSN consortium is committed to offering 50% of its scholarships to women and candidates from disadvantaged or marginalized groups.


  • Eligible candidates for the scholarship available in this first call of PAPSSN are all African nationals and residents, registered or having obtained a degree in one of the Higher Education Institutions, members of the PAPSSN consortium; and

  • Previous and current recipients of intra-ACP or intra-Africa scholarships are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.


19th March 2023

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