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WARA/Mastercard Foundation Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2022 

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 Doctoral Fellowship program. Interested candidates are invited to apply.

WARA/Mastercard Foundation Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships 2022 for West African Scholars (USD$4,000 Grant)

This program reflects our joint commitment to increasing 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.

Eligibility Requirements

This competition is open to West African citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States. (West African citizens with U.S. citizenship are not eligible.)

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The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship-US program will award one pre-doctoral grant of $4,000 for travel to West Africa to conduct research.

Application requirements:

  • Abstract (50-80 words)
  • Proposal (6 pages – double spaced)
  • Resume or CV
  • Itemized budget (including estimated costs for housing, food, travel, equipment, printing/photocopying, and institutional affiliation fees)
  • Graduate transcripts (Scan and upload official transcripts)
  • Bibliography
  • Three letters of reference signed by the recommender.
  • Statement explaining how your research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent

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The proposal statement should describe the concept, methodology and the significance of the proposed research project to the applicant’s academic field, and how this research contributes to the objective of the Ideas Matter Fellowship.

How to Apply

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Application Deadline: April 17th,

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