Mawazo Fellowship Program 2023

  • Fully Funded
  • Africa Universities
  • PhD
  • All Subjects
  • African Students
  • South Africa
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Description for Mawazo Fellowship:

Are you an African woman pursuing a PhD in one of the emerging development areas? Do you want to receive virtual training, mentorship, and access to funding to support your research activities? If so, the Mawazo Fellowship Programme is an opportunity you shouldn't miss. In this post, we will provide you with all the details you need to know about this fellowship program, including the eligibility criteria, thematic areas, benefits, and application procedures. By the end of this post, you will have a clear understanding of what the program entails, and how you can apply for it. So, keep reading to learn more about the Mawazo Fellowship Programme and take the first step towards advancing your research in the emerging development areas.

Degree Level for Mawazo Fellowship:

The Mawazo Fellowship Programme is a 15-month, non-residential fellowship designed for African women PhD students. The programme provides virtual training, mentorship, and funding support to help African women PhD students advance their research in the emerging development areas.

Available Subjects for Mawazo Fellowship:

The Mawazo Fellowship Programme welcomes applications from all eligible PhD students, but it encourages applications from those working in the following thematic areas:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Business, Trade, and the Economy
  • Climate Change, Natural Resources, and the Environment
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • Energy and Engineering
  • Gender, Rights, and Governance
  • Information and Technology
  • Life and Health Sciences
  • Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Benefits for Mawazo Fellowship:

Selected Mawazo Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • Participation in Mawazo's virtual training and professional development program offered through the Mawazo Learning Exchange (MLEx) e-learning platform
  • Connections to expert and peer mentors through a structured mentorship program, as well as exposure to leaders from academia, industry, government, and other sectors
  • Funding for research activities with access to grants worth up to US$2,500
  • A stipend worth $500 for discretionary use
  • Data bundles worth $150 to help access the MLEx platform
  • Research and editorial support from the Mawazo team and their partners
  • Visibility via Mawazo Voices, their public policy and engagement, strategic communications, and strategic partnerships program.

Eligible Nationalities for Mawazo Fellowship:

African Women

Eligibility Criteria for Mawazo Fellowship:

To be eligible for the 2023 Mawazo Fellowship Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a woman (including cisgender women, transgender women, Assigned Female at Birth non-binary, AFAB gender non-conforming, and other AFAB genderqueer individuals)
  • Be a citizen of an African country
  • Have good command of written and spoken English
  • Be enrolled for their PhD at an accredited university in an African country
  • Have completed their coursework (if applicable) and passed their departmental or graduate school proposal defense
  • Demonstrate that their PhD research is related to African development and is relevant to a global, regional, national, or subnational policy priority
  • Demonstrate that they have a "Big Idea" to transform Africa through their research
  • Demonstrate 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 2023-2024

Application Procedure for Mawazo Fellowship:

Interested candidates are required to fill in and submit their applications via the online application portal. Applications will not be accepted by email or in hard copy. The application deadline is March 12, 2023.

The application requirements include:

  • A completed online application form
  • A current 2-page CV
  • A letter confirming current enrollment in an accredited PhD program
  • A letter confirming that the applicant has completed their coursework (if applicable) and passed their departmental defense
  • A recommendation letter from the applicant's PhD supervisor
  • A recommendation letter from a second referee

For additional information and instructions on how to apply, please download the application guidelines and FAQs document from the official website.

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