News: The Mawazo Institute’s PhD Scholars Programme - FAIS Africa

October 6, 2019 | The Mawazo Institute's PhD Scholars Programme | Africa

Applications are now open for our 2020 PhD Scholars Programme; A non-residential fellowship for African women pursuing PhD studies at universities in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and the social sciences.

Mawazo’s PhD Scholars programme support women’s capacity to find solutions to some of the most pressing needs facing the African continent. Our Scholars are African women under the age of 40 who are at the start of their career, living in East Africa, and who want to be leaders in their field and society. Successful Scholars are also engaged in compelling and interesting research that is relevant to African development priorities, contributes new knowledge to their field of study, and holds the potential for transformational change in their communities, and beyond.

The search for our next cohort of PhD Scholars opens on October 14th, 2019 and closes on November 22nd, 2019 at midnight East African Time. Applicants will be given a final decision on the status of their application in early 2020 and the fellowship year will commence shortly afterwards. Successful applicants will receive grants for research and conference travel, and participate in a year-long professional development training programme.

To learn more about Scholar benefits, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and to review frequently asked questions, please visit