Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Program 2024

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Programme which offers individuals from academic or research institutions the opportunity to undertake relevant research contributing to the Bank’s leadership.

The Research Sabbatical Programme is expected to commence in the academic year starting September 2025 open to lecturers and researchers from recognized Universities, research institutions or similar organisations.


  • Company/Organisation(s): Afreximbank
  • Program Type: Research Programme
  • Program Location: Nigeria
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: First degree
  • Nationality: Africans

See Also: Humboldt Research Fellowship 2024

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be nationals of African countries and Caribbean Community countries.
  • Possess 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).
  • Open primarily to senior lecturers / senior researchers from recognized Universities, research institutions or similar organisations.
  • Individuals must be 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.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Afreximbank Research Sabbatical Program 2024 are to complete their applications online and provide all the required information by the application deadline.

Document Requirements:

  • Current CV and cover letter.
  • 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.
  • Recommendation letter from present employer, confirming that the candidate’s job will still be available at the end of the sabbatical.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Certified copies of relevant academic certificates.
  • Short statement of intent (maximum of one A4 page) indicating why they should be considered for the programme.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2024

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