Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship 2022 by MasterCard Foundation and WARA for West Africa
MasterCard Foundation in partnership with West African Research Association (WARA) are inviting high intellectual young West African Scholars who wish to further their academic pursuit to enroll for their ongoing Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship programme for the 2022-2023 academic session.
This fellowship program is aimed at providing several opportunities for committed and emerging young West African Scholars as well as those who who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing not only the region, but also throughout the globe. The program will run for about 12 months and it’s valued at about $4,000 for successful applicants who must be under the age of 35 years.
West Africa, like other parts of the world, is rich in intellectual resources. Universities are home to scholarly communities of scientists, historians, artists, and social scientists. Young scholars in the region are carrying out innovative, cutting edge research in agriculture, technology, the humanities, and a wide range of other fields. They are 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.
Company/Organisation(s): West African Research Association/Mastercard Foundation
Program Type: Doctoral Fellowship
Program Location: West Africa
Program Duration: 12 months
Available Slot: Several
Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree
Nationality: West Africans
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2022 MasterCard Foundation and WARA Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship;
- Interested applicant must be a doctoral student below the age of 35 years.
- Interested applicant must be based in West African institutions of higher learning.
- Interested applicant must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.
Application Process for the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship 2022-2023;
Interested applicants who meets the above requirements and eligibility for this fellows program are expected to complete and submit their application using the Online Application Portal on or before the deadline, and must provide the below documents;
- Project abstract (50-80 words).
- 1500 word proposal
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent.
Application Deadline: August 14, 2022
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.