Apply: Harvard Business School Global Opportunity Fellowship (GO: Africa) 2018

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Beginning with the MBA Class of 2018, Harvard Business School (HBS) will offer a Global Opportunity Fellowship (GO: Africa) to supplement the income of MBA graduates who go on to work in Africa following graduation.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: The new fellowship will provide generous financial support to students who want to make a difference working on the continent after HBS, by supplementing the salaries they earn on the continent for the first five years after graduation.

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“The GO Fellowship is another example of Harvard Business School’s commitment to developing and strengthening its relationships with business and other leaders across Africa,” said Pippa Tubman Armerding, Director of the HBS Africa Research Office. “Providing students with this financial support will not only enable them to develop their careers in Africa but also allow many more African businesses to attract the vital management and leadership talent they need to drive growth and economic development across the continent.”

Africa has long been a focus of HBS student organizations as well, most notably of the 108-member Africa Business Club and its Africa Business Conference, the largest student-run conference at the School. Co-chairs Afua Ahwoi (MBA 2018) and Aminata Ly (MBA 2018) are expecting over 1,000 attendees from close to 30 countries as the conference celebrates its 20th anniversary in March of 2018, an event that will include a wide array of panels and a new venture competition that will bring 10 promising African start-ups to compete for a grand prize of $10,000.

The GO: Africa Fellowship will support students who want to make an impact specifically in Africa.

Type: MBA, Fellowship

Eligibility: Starting with the class of 2018, graduating students will be eligible for the Fellowship for up to 5 years after graduation with a maximum award of $50,000 USD per year and $150,000 USD in total.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value and Duration of Award: The fellowship is designed to bridge the gap between a recipient’s annual salary and $100,000 USD. Students will be eligible for the fellowship for up to five years after graduation, with a maximum award of $50,000 per year and cumulative support of $150,000.

How to Apply: To be considered for GO:Africa, second-year students and recent HBS alumni complete the Global Opportunity Fellowship application, including an essay and details about their job offers and career plans.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Harvard Business School Alumni


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