IE University Gurus & Griots Fellowship 2021 for African and Afro-descendent Leaders

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IE University Announces Gurus and Griots Fellowship for African and Afro-descendent Leaders.

Application Deadline: 21st February 2021

About the Award: Applications are now open for IE University’s premier Gurus and Griots fellowship program, a selective, cohort-based fellowship hosted by the IE Africa Center that puts African and Afro-descendent leaders front and center as educators and representatives of IE University.

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The yearlong program – which aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia – will address global challenges and help develop and showcase the unique perspectives of the fellows, incorporating their work into the IE University ecosystem. The group of fellows will be divided into practitioners – the gurus with influential ideas or business theories – and academic innovators – the griots who focus on scholarly research and take their name from Africa’s storytellers, poets, and musicians, who known to carry a wealth of tradition.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: The yearlong program aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia.

Selection Criteria: A selection committee will choose six fellows based on academic, professional, and personal credentials, as well as, in some cases, IE’s anticipated faculty needs.

To be Taken at (Country): Spain

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award: As Gurus and Griots actively weaves African and diasporic perspectives into course materials and initiatives across the institution, fellows will serve as high-profile representatives of the university, developing academic content, and receive priority consideration for positions as adjunct professors in IE University’s degree-granting and executive education programs. Additionally, Each cohort will form an advisory panel who will be influential in reimagining ways of learning and thinking about business and public affairs through an African and Afro-diasporic lens.

Duration of Award: The program will run from March 2021-December 2021.

How to Apply: Individuals can apply online here through February 21, 2021.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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