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Mawazo Fellowship Programme 2023 for African Women (Funded)

Deadline: March 12, 2023

Applications for the Mawazo Fellowship Programme 2023 are now open. The Mawazo Fellowship Programme is a 15-month, non-residential fellowship where Mawazo Fellows participate in a virtual training programme that features professional development courses designed by the Mawazo Institute hosted on the Mawazo Learning Exchange (MLEx) e-learning platform.

Fellows also benefit from mentorship and networking to enhance their career progression, financial support for research activities, and platforms for policy outreach and public engagement that increase their visibility and potential for impact.

This programme is designed to build a network of African women experts who are poised to influence policy and public discourse in academia and beyond, increasing the application and implementation of practical, evidence-based ideas that drive Africa’s development. All Fellows join the network of past Fellows and will continue to benefit from Mawazo’s support through its Mawazo Voices programme.

Thematic Areas

In 2023, the Mawazo Fellowship Programme will support up to forty (40) women pursuing their PhD studies at accredited universities across Africa. While all eligible PhD students are more than welcome to apply, they encourage applications from those working in the following thematic areas:


Mawazo Fellows will receive the following benefits:


Applicants must:


Applications will be considered complete when the following are provided:

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For more information, visit Mawazo Fellowship.