Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West Africa 2022-2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the 2022/23 Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships aimed at supporting young West African scholars with their research initiatives. The fellowship will award five doctoral research grants of $4,000 each.

The West African Research Association (WARA) in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is pleased to announce the research fellowship.

Company/Organisation(s): West African Research Association/Mastercard Foundation

Program Type: Doctoral Fellowship

Program Location: West Africa

Program Duration: 12 months

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree

Nationality: West Africans

See Also: Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Program 2022

Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2022 | DETAILS

The program reflects joint commitment to increasing opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing not only the region, but also throughout the globe. The Fellowship is 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.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2022/23, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be doctoral students below the age of 35 years.
  • Applicants must be based in West African institutions of higher learning.
  • Must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Recommended: University of Tokyo Fellowship Program for International Students 2022

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2022 are to complete an online application and provide the following supporting documents:

  • Project abstract (50-80 words).
  • 1500 word proposal
  • Budget
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2022

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