Deadline-20 July 2018

The REACH Programme is a 7-year, £15m programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). This project, led by the University of Oxford, involves a research consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to improve water security for 5 million poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to deliver significant benefits for people living in poverty.

REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in groundwater.


  • Up to £60,000 of funding will be available until December 2019 for a researcher to contribute to the promotion of equitable water resource management in the Awash basin.

A lack of understanding of groundwater availability and sustainability, including groundwater-surface water interactions, currently limits decision making in this area.  The Fellow will contribute to addressing this challenge by designing and undertaking independent research to develop a decision support tool that integrates surface and groundwater resources that is useable by MOWIE and AwBA.


  • The fellowship is intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers who are nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country, and hold a PhD at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be hosted by a University or Research Organisation, and may approach REACH researchers about hosting their Fellowship


Application Process

Proposals must be submitted to by 17:00 UCT, 20 July 2018.

For more information, and details on how to apply, please read our Guidance notes

View webpage for more information here

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