West African Research Association (WARA) Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West African Scholars 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Ideas Matter Fellowship Program; a fellowship which supports the research of young academics in the region focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2017

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde,Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo.

To be taken at (country): US

About the Award: The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship is offered by WARA in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The USD$4,000 grants will allow recipients to solve some of the most trenchant health and economic challenges facing Africa today.

In its first year, Ideas Matter received 63 applications from graduate students representing 10 West African countries and fields as diverse as biology, agronomy, political science, medicine, public health, chemistry and pharmacy. While only 17 of the 63 applicants were women, the three applications which rose to the top were all submitted by young women — attesting to the growing role of women in science and technology.

Offered Since: 2016

Type: Grants, Fellowship

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates:

  • Should be doctoral students or about to begin their studies
  • Must be in the field of science and technology – male or female. Preferably female

Number of Awardees: 3

Value of Program: USD$4,000 grants

Duration of Program: Not stated

How to Apply: The application form can be accessed here https://fs9.formsite.com/westafricanresearchassociation/form31/index.html

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Boston University, West African Research Council (WARA)

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