Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Programme 2025

Deadline: 30th of June, 2024

For the 2025 Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Program, applications are now being accepted. Through the Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Program, members of academic or research institutions can conduct pertinent research that advances the Bank’s mission by serving as an intellectual leader.


  • Position: Open primarily to senior lecturers / senior researchers from recognized Universities, research institutions or similar organisations. The programme is highly competitive and entry shall be based on merit.
  • Thematic Areas: The Bank is seeking for professionals who are interested in conducting research in the areas of intra-African trade and investments, including Intra-African Trade & AfCFTA Implementation, Africa’s industrialization & export development, trade finance leadership, financial sustainability and/or any other areas that are relevant to the Bank’s mandate.
  • Nationality: applications are open to nationals of African countries and Caribbean Community countries.
  • Language: Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other official languages will be an added advantage (French, Arabic, or Portuguese).
  • Period: Ready to commit to the Bank for a period of one (1) calendar year on a non-renewable basis..


Interested applicants should complete an online application form on the Bank’s website and submit it electronically along with:

  1. Current CV and cover letter
  2. A defined plan of research activities with specific research outcomes, deliverables and timelines as well as supporting material that underpin the likelihood of achieving those outcomes and deliverables.
  3. Recommendation letter from present employer, confirming that the candidate’s job will still be available at the end of the sabbatical.
  4. Copy of valid passport.
  5. Certified copies of relevant academic certificates.
  6. Short statement of intent (maximum of one A4 page) indicating why they should be considered for the programme.

Click here to apply 

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