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AROCSA Emerging African Scholars’ Virtual PhD Workshop 2020


The Association for Research On Civil Society In Africa (AROCSA) and the Association For Research On Nonprofit Organizations And Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the Emerging African Scholars (EAS) Program in Africa. The program includes a virtual PhD Workshop for professional development and sharpening of students’ research skills.

Application Deadline: 22nd May 2020

About the Award: The PhD Workshop is a full-day virtual professional development and intellectually engaging workshop. The workshop seeks to provide guidance for emerging scholars on the path to a successful career, help sharpen their research skills and address the challenges that African PhD students face.

The GOAL is to provide scholarly research support, professional advice and mentoring for doctoral students in the field of nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies.

Type: PhD, Workshop

Eligibility: The program is open to doctoral students from Africa whose research focus is on nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies in AfricaStudents at the various under-listed stages in their doctoral program are encouraged to apply:

  • Students who have defended a dissertation proposal
  • Students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal
  • Students whose dissertation plans are not yet fully formed

Selection Criteria: Slots in the workshop are limited. Selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Potential quality and impact of proposed research
  2. Centrality of the work to philanthropy, nonprofit management, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and voluntary action studies in Africa.
  3. Potential for the student to gain from the workshop

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): Online

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration & Value of Award: This workshop is free of charge. Please ensure you have suitable internet facilities to connect to the virtual workshop on 30th July, 2020.

* Selected candidates MUST: Participate in the full day virtual PhD Workshop, from 0800 GMT – 15h00 GMT

How to Apply: Applicants are required to apply for the PhD Workshop through the electronic application on the AROCSA website.  Applications must include the following:

  1. 5-page description of dissertation research or proposed research outline (double space, 12pt font with one inch margins)
  2. Brief Statement of Purpose, outlining how the student expects to benefit from participation in the PhD Workshop
  3. Recommendation from student’s dissertation advisor/faculty advisor

*Please compile your 5-page description, your Statement of Purpose and recommendation letter in one PDF document before submitting.

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