Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship Awards The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce a program of competitive awards to enable African doctoral students enrolled in universities in the United States and Canada to undertake supervised dissertation research in Africa. Objectives The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of the overseas education received by African graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States and Canada, and to maximize its relevance to the process of economic development in Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa Dissertation Internship Awards The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce a program of competitive awards to enable African doctoral students enrolled in universities in the United States and Canada to undertake supervised dissertation research in Africa.
Objectives The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of the overseas education received by African graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States and Canada, and to maximize its relevance to the process of economic development in Africa. The program enables African doctoral candidates to return to Africa to conduct dissertation research in association with a local university or research institution, thereby facilitating the transition to a productive professional career upon return to Africa.
Eligibility The program is open to citizens of sub-Saharan African nations enrolled in doctoral programs at universities in the United States and Canada. Priority will be given to research on economic development in the areas of agriculture, environment, education, health, the humanities, the life sciences, and population.
Projects must involve field observation or the use of primary sources available only in Africa. Students are strongly encouraged to plan to be in the field for at least 12 months.
The applicant must have completed all course work and qualifying examinations prior to receiving an award. The awards are intended to cover the costs of conducting research in the field and might include: Application Procedure Deadlines for applications are October 1,and March 1, Candidates are strongly urged to submit their applications well in advance of the date on which field work is expected to begin.
Preliminary inquiries as to the relevance of the research topic and the proposed institutional setting in Africa are encouraged. The selection committee will consider only complete applications, which must be prepared according to "Instructions for Preparing the Application Package" provided by the Foundation.
The following items are required in the application: The proposal should include research objectives, conceptual framework, literature review, methodology, and time line. The proposal must be written in English.
If longer than 15 pages not including bibliography or annexesit must be accompanied by a detailed summary of no more than 15 pages. Letters written in French should be accompanied by an English translation.
This person should also discuss his or her interest in supervising the research and the ability of the host institution to provide necessary services, such as office space, laboratory facilities, access to study sites, and technical advice.
A budget guideline sheet is available to applicants. Applicants who are self-supporting should write a letter to this effect.The Rockefeller Foundation supports a range of partner organizations to scale impact sourcing—particularly in Africa, where the Foundation sees growing youth unemployment as a challenged that can ultimately be harnessed as an opportunity for business innovation and social good.
The Africa Reporting Project at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism Fellowship Opportunities Rockefeller Foundation Sub-Saharan African Dissertation Internship . Jan 19, · Doctoral students from Sub-Saharan Africa are invited to apply to the Rockefeller Foundation for dissertation research support.
The program enables PhD students enrolled in US and Canadian universities to return to Africa for extensive field research in areas relevant to agriculture, health, life sciences, population, environment .
Rockefeller Foundation Sub-Saharan African - Dissertation Internship Awards Program Purpose: To support supervised doctoral research in Africa Requirements: Citizen of sub-Saharan Africa studying in the U.S.
or Canada. scholarship/urbanagricultureinitiative.com Spencer Foundation For graduates & PhDs' research in any academic discipline with the dissertation topics relevant to education in its broader sense that includes cultural knowledge, socialization, and the production and distribution of knowledge.
The candidate's dissertation committee must approve the research proposal prior to submission to the Foundation. The applicant is responsible for arranging affiliation with an institution in Africa able to provide adequate supervision and research support in the student's field of study.