Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West Africa

Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West Africa

Deadline: July 30, 2016

West African Research Association (WARA) is pleased to join with the MasterCard Foundation to offer the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship Program for West African doctoral students conducting research on the continent. This program reflects the joint commitment to increasing opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing the region and the world at large. Doctoral students whose dissertation research focuses on women, technology or entrepreneurship and who are based in West African institutions are invited to apply.

Fellowship

  • Three doctoral research grants of $4,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • Open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent;
  • Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship.

Application Process

In addition to a 1500 word proposal, budget, CV, two letters of recommendation, applicants must submit a statement explaining how their research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent.

For more information, visit WARA Ideas Matter Fellowship.

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