Application Due Date: November 22 nd2019


The Mawazo PhD Scholars Program is a 1 year, non-residential fellowship where PhD Scholars get a research study grant worth approximately $5000 to support their research study, a travel grant worth approximately $2000 for conference travel, and a training grant worth approximately $500 for continuous training. Scholars likewise take advantage of expert and management abilities trainings offered by Mawazo and its partners, research study and editorial assistance, in addition to mentorship and networking chances.

This program is developed to magnify our Scholars’ research study and place them as the next generation of leading professionals, thinkers, and innovators who are discovering homegrown options to regional advancement obstacles.


In order to be qualified for the PhD Scholars Program, candidates need to:

  • be females listed below the age of 40 as at 1st January 2020
  • be residents of an African nation
  • be registered for their PhD at a certified university in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda
  • have actually finished their course work if appropriate and passed their department proposition defence (i.e. in the argumentation stage of their PhD)
  • show that their research study job relates to African advancement and relates to an international, local, nationwide or sub-national policy concern
  • show prospective for management both within and outside academic community, and a strong enthusiasm to utilize their know-how for effect in society
  • be readily available to totally take part in the program in 2020-2021


Mawazo PhD Scholars will get the following advantages:

  • A research study grant of approximately $5000
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  • A travel grant worth approximately $2000 for involvement in local or worldwide conferences
  • A training grant worth approximately $500 for field particular training not used by Mawazo
  • A stipend worth $500 for discretionary usage
  • Involvement in Mawazo’s internal expert advancement and management training program, consisted of a mix of in-person and virtual training modules
  • Research study and editorial assistance from the Mawazo personnel and our partners
  • Links to coaches, in addition to direct exposure to leaders from academic community, market, federal government and other sectors
  • Presence by means of Mawazo digital platforms and occasions

Application procedure

Interested prospects are needed to complete and send their applications by means of our online application website Applications will not be accepted by e-mail or in paper copy. Applications will be thought about total when the following are offered:

  • A finished online application
  • A present 2-page CV
  • A letter verifying present registration in a certified PhD program
  • A letter verifying that you have actually finished your course work (if appropriate) and passed your department defense
  • A suggestion letter from your PhD manager
  • A suggestion letter from a 2nd referee
  • A finished budget plan and timeline for the job ( Please download the design template here)
  • A finished budget plan story of 500 words or less

For guidelines on how to utilize our online platform, total your application and fulfill all the requirements needed for factor to consider please download the application standards here.


All applications will be examined by the Mawazo Institute personnel and a panel of external specialist customers. Effective candidates will show that they can do the following:

  • Satisfy all eligibility requirements
  • Recognize an issue which has essential ramifications for African advancement and is connected to an international, local, nationwide or sub-national policy concern
  • Show that their research study is academically extensive and addresses a distinct and essential space in the field
  • Propose a research study job which has clear goals, is properly developed for the concern being asked, and can be probably carried out with the funds readily available and within a one- to two-year timeline.
  • Compose a summary of their job which is clear, concrete, and available to scholars outside their own field

The Mawazo Institute is devoted to non-discrimination in the application evaluation procedure

To Find Out More:

Check Out the Authorities Web Page of the Mawazo PhD Scholars Program 2020

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