MasterCard Foundation/WARA Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2021 for West African Scholars
Applications are now being accepted for the Ideas Matter Fellowship Program; a fellowship which supports the research of young academics in the region focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship.
Application Deadline: 1st March 2021
Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island nation of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe and Togo.
About the Award: The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship is offered by WARA in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The USD$4,000 grants will allow recipients to solve some of the most trenchant health and economic challenges facing Africa today.
Offered Since: 2016
Type: Grants, Fellowship
Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are 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.
Number of Awardees: 5
Value of Program: USD$4,000 grants each
How to Apply:
- 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
All applications must be submitted online.