After their time based at project headquarters at UCT, Research Fellows are expected to provide support to Open A.I.R.'s activities in their home countries/regions. For example, Open A.I.R.'s first Research Fellow, Milton Lore of Kenya, after completing his stay in Cape Town, was integral to the successful Open A.I.R. Interim Workshop in his home city, Nairobi, in March 2012.
Fellows are from the African continent and hold a postgraduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in law or another discipline closely connected to intellectual property law, the economics of innovation, and policy. Fluency in English and excellent writing, analytic and communication skills are essential. Proven experience in research, outreach, and training activities is also sought.
You can link up with the Open A.I.R. Research Fellows, and a community of over 50,000 development-oriented experts (many of them working in trade, policy and business-oriented fields in Africa) by joining the Fellows & Friends of Open A.I.R. Group on the Alumniportal Deutschland (hosted by project partner GIZ).