Brief Description The PhD Scholars Programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship where PhD Scholars receive a research grant worth up to $5000 to support their research, a travel grant worth up to $2000 for conference travel, and a training grant worth up to $500 for ongoing training. Scholars also benefit from professional and leadership skills trainings provided by Mawazo and our partners, research and editorial support, as well as mentorship and networking opportunities. This programme is designed to amplify our Scholars’ research and position them as the next generation of leading experts, thinkers, and innovators who are finding homegrown solutions to local development challenges.
ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible for the PhD Scholars Programme, applicants must: • be women below the age of 40 as at 1st January 2020 • be citizens of an African country • be enrolled for their PhD at an accredited university in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda • have completed their course work if applicable and passed their departmental proposal defence (i.e. in the dissertation phase of their PhD) • demonstrate that their research project is related to African development and is relevant to a global, regional, national or sub-national policy priority • demonstrate the potential for leadership both within and outside academia, and a strong passion to leverage their expertise for impact in society • be available to fully participate in the programme in 2020-2021
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