Applications are invited from suitably qualified PhD students from African universities for the AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships 2022 to improve their career in innovation and development either within academia or outside the academia.
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The aim of the fellowship programme is to help African students enrolled in a PhD programme working in the field of Innovation and Development to strengthen their academic/research qualifications.
The visiting fellowships programme aims to increase the mobility and level of exposure of PhD students to international knowledge in the field of innovation and development. The programme forms part of the efforts by AfricaLics to contribute to the development of a vibrant research community in Africa in the emerging and highly multidisciplinary field. The Funding of the fellowship is provided by the Swedish Development Agency, Side (Stockholm) as part of the project Enhancing research capacity on Innovation and Development in Africa.
Stipend of 90,000 KShs per month equivalent to 800 USD per month
Fixed amount to cover student participation in selected course activities.
Funding for trilateral meetings between PhD student, main supervisor and AfricaLics mentor(s).
To be considered eligible for the AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships, applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Be enrolled as a PhD student at a university in Africa.
Have completed their first year of studies by December 2021
Have a background (BSc, MSc etc.) within Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Science and Technology Policy, Geography, History or Development Studies. Applicants may also work within the STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) subjects or even manufacturing but from a social science perspective.
Possess adequate skills in English (documentation may be requested).
Be working actively on a subject relevant to the field of innovation and development as defined above.
Submit a brief application 1 page/500 words explaining own background, motivation for applying and expected outcomes of participation in the AfricaLics PhD visiting fellowship programme.