2021 MasterCard Foundation/WARA Ideas Matter Fellowships for West African Scholars

2021 MasterCard Foundation/WARA Ideas Matter Fellowships for West African Scholars

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, is pleased to announce support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Fellowship program. 

This scholarship opportunity is designed to increase opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing not only the region, but also throughout the globe.

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.

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Type: Grants, Fellowship

Number of Awardees: 5

Value of Program: USD$4,000 grants each

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.

How to Apply: Start Application Here

  • Project abstract (50-80 words)
  • 1500 word proposal
  • Budget
  • CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent
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