Women assume a critical role in the upholding and development of the African household, society and economy, they therefore play a pivotal role in strong positions of leadership. There is a need to produce female leaders who are well integrated within different aspects of society to ensure that all needs are addressed. Black Women In Science aims to sustainably enhance the experience of the black female scientists and promote growth, development and leadership.
Who is a BWIS Fellow?
BWIS Fellows are well-rounded individuals who embody the holistic image of the modern female scientist. These are female scientists who are passionate about their post-graduate studies, show dedication towards learning and developing their skills and have an enthusiasm to assume positions of leadership within their communities. She is an ambassador for the organisation.
BWIS Fellowship Programme
Registered BWIS student members are integrated into the fellowship programme. This programme aims to develop the academic, professional, business and personal skills of female scientists through training events hosted throughout the year by professionals in the field. Fellows are also engaged in a social responsibility project to encourage sustainability, leadership and project management.
10 BWIS fellows will have an opportunity to apply for our annual short-term (1 week) international academic experience. This is to fulfill fellows’ research needs and to facilitate academic collaborations with international institutions. Applicants will be selected based on qualification, research needs and excellence in science and academia
Fellows are also expected to effect positive social impact within their communities by serving in the BWIS Alumni association after their experience.