The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, is inviting applications from young West African scholars to its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships program. This program is a 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 Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West Africa is packaged to help Young Scholars in the region who are carrying out innovative, cutting-edge research in agriculture, technology, the humanities, and a wide range of other fields. They are scholars poised to deliver innovative solutions to challenges posed by the changing climate, demographic shifts, and cultural transformations that mark our times. The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program will support the research initiatives of these young scholars.
The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships program will award five doctoral research grants of $4,000 each.
Level and Area of Study
Innovative Doctoral Research in the fields of agriculture, technology, the humanities, and a wide range of other fields.
West Africa Research Association (WARA), and MasterCard Foundation.
The Fellowship is open to doctoral students who:
- under age 35.
- 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.
How-To-Apply: All applications for the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted online, and must be followed with the following required documents,
- Project abstract (50-80 words)
- 1500-word proposal
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent
Application Deadline: August 14, 2022.