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Present your Thesis in 180 Seconds at African Union Summit 2019 (Fully-funded)


Call for applications “My Thesis in 180 seconds” competition, for students still in school to present their thesis in 3 minutes at the 33rd Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU2019) from 3 to 7 July 2019.

Application Deadline: 24th May 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): Niger

About the Award: Niger is hosting the 33rd Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU2019) from 3 to 7 July 2019. Several scientific and cultural side events are planned on this occasion. These events, among other objectives, aim to showcase and celebrate Innovation for Development with Science at the heart of the agenda to strengthen African integration through Science, Research, and Development.

The largest side event of the AU2019 meeting is the “Innovation for Development (i4Dev)” Hub. The committee in charge of organizing of the Science-related events is inviting African PhD students in second year and beyond to submit applications for a “My Thesis in 180 seconds” competition, which will take place from July 8 to 10, 2019 in Niamey, Capital of Niger – and for that week, Capital of Africa. Each participant will have three minutes to present his or her research, in plain language, to a non-specialist audience and a multidisciplinary jury.

Type: Award

Eligibility: Only candidates still in school (have not yet defended their thesis) by the date of the competition are eligible.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The organizing committee will arrange for travel and accommodation of the selected candidates (representatives from each African region will be selected).

Duration of Award: 3 to 7 July 2019

How to Apply: Apply in Award Webpage (see Link below)

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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