Applications are currently being accepted for the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships programme for West Africans in the USA in 2022.
The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, is announcing its support for young West African scholars through this programme.
As a matter of fact, this program reflects their joint commitment to increasing opportunities for emerging West African scholars. It is equally committed to people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing the region and the globe.
It goes without saying that West Africa, like other parts of the world, is rich in intellectual resources. This explains why universities are home to scholarly communities of scientists, historians, artists, and social scientists. It is, therefore, little wonder that young scholars are carrying out innovative, cutting edge research in agriculture, technology, the humanities, and a wide range of other fields.
Without a doubt, they are poised to deliver innovative solutions to challenges posed by the changing climate, demographic shifts, and cultural transformations that mark our times. Thus, the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program is poised to support the research initiatives of these young scholars.
Worth of Award
In light of this, the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships will award three doctoral research grants with $4,000 each.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be
- Under the age of 35 and be based in West African institutions of higher education for research on the continent.
- Kindly note that priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship.
How to Apply
As you prepare to send in your applications, remember that they must be done online via the official website. To this effect, you must provide a
- 1500 word proposal
- Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent
- Two letters of recommendation
Deadline: This grant is currently open for applications, however, the deadline is August 14, 2022.