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The Mawazo PhD Scholars programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies focused on climate change and energy at Kenyan universities.   The goal of this programme is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are prepared to ask insightful questions about African development, and effectively communicate their results to both government and industry leaders and the general public.

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In 2018, the Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme will support up to six female PhD students at Kenyan universities.  Mawazo PhD Scholars will receive the following benefits:

  • A research grant worth Ksh 500,000 on average (precise value will vary depending on the amount needed for each Scholar’s research)
  • Training in research methods, academic writing, grant writing, public engagement, and the publication process
  • Research and editorial support from the Mawazo staff
  • Travel grants for participation in regional or international conferences
  • Connections to mentors, and industry and government leaders, in their field
  • A dedicated desk at Mawazo’s office at Ikigai, Spring Valley, Nairobi

ELIGIBILITY

You should apply for the Mawazo PhD Scholars programme if you are:

  • A woman under the age of 40 (as of 1 January 2018)
  • A citizen of an African country
  • Enrolled in a PhD programme at a Kenyan university
  • In any department in the social sciences or a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field
  • Studying a topic related to energy or climate change
  • Working on or about to begin working on an academic research project which is intended for publication
  • Currently living in Kenya, or otherwise able to travel to Nairobi at least two times per month for the rest of 2018

DEADLINE: January 26 2018

To apply and for more information visit here

 

 

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