AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships for Low and Lower-Middle Countries 2022

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.

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.


Fellowship Sponsor(s): Swedish Development Agency

Host Institution(s): AfricaLics Secretariat and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya

Number of Awards: Not specified

Study Level: Postgraduate

Duration: 1 to 6 months

Nationality: Africans


AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships | DETAILS

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.

Benefits

  • Accommodation and workspace
  • Return flight costs and health insurance
  • 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).

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Required Documents:

  • Brief outline of your current PhD project including training plan (max. 5 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae – CV (including PhD courses attended so far)
  • Letter of support from the main PhD supervisor confirming that the PhD student will have completed her/his upgrade/probation by end December 2021
  • Letter of support from the University Administration at the university where the PhD student is enrolled
  • Copies of academic certificates (copies of Bachelor and Master Certificates as a minimum)
  • One writing sample (article or chapter) from current PhD program

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: All application forms and supporting documents for the AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships are to be forwarded to visitingphd@africalics.org on or before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 15th October 2021 by 23:00hrs East Africa Time

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