Fully-funded Alliance for African Partnership Futures Research Leadership Program for Women at Michigan State University 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on December 14, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Agriculture and Related Sciences, Education, Environmental Studies, Health Studies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Insurance
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected] 517-353-6989

Michigan State University founded the Alliance for African Partnership AAP and laid out its African Futures Research Leadership Program in the Fall of 2019. The competitive visiting researcher program targets early professional women researchers from the 10 AAP part universities to head out to Michigan State College (MSU) for one year to be mutually regulated by employees from MSU and their home establishment in research for influence, composed of academic and/or strategy distributions, the spread of research results and award proposition.

Early profession researchers likewise take part in an organized academic progression program while building spans and lasting associations with MSU and across their companions. They likewise partake in an off-site leadership retreat, which will furnish them with preparation in the areas of leadership, group advancement, research improvement, commitment, and cooperation. What’s more, the researcher’s MSU and home organization guides will each visit the other’s foundation for a multi-week of coordinated effort discussions to lay out long-term partnerships.

About the Alliance for African Partnership

Established in 2016 by Michigan State University in partnership with African Colleagues, the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) are a consortium of MSU, ten driving African universities, and a recognized organization for African research institutes. AAP individuals are focused on working in fair partnership to change lives and address worldwide difficulties. The AAP expands on MSU’s drawn-out commitment in Africa, expanding on the establishment laid by the African Study Places and developing models of commitment in accordance with AAP’s core values of responsibility, value, inclusivity, manageability, and straightforwardness.

The AAP will take a cooperative approach to address global issues by building more networks across all sectors which includes NGO universities, private sectors, and governments to research and partners on the core areas such as water, agri-food system, energy, environment, education, youth empowerment, culture, health, and nutrition. AAP has additionally distinguished three program points of support which focused on:

  • the building spans across sectors, disciplines, and landmasses
  • changing organizations so they are better ready to participate in evenhanded and economical partnerships
  • changing lives on the ground through connected research and scholarship that address shared difficulties.

Orientation and incorporation, and strategy are both cross-cutting themes of the AAP and are woven into all AAP-supported and carried-out exercises. AAP catalyzes, upholds, and prepares its multidirectional partnerships so that the subsequent exercises emphatically change establishments and livelihoods in Africa, the U.S., and then some.

Consortium individuals are all around arranged to cooperate with other partners to address a significant number of the most pressing difficulties within the recent time period. The AAP actually use consortium individuals’ skill and organizations to situate the individuals at the very front of improvement and globalization drives on the landmass, expanding long-term cooperative connections among African universities, MSU, and other partner foundations, and at last rolling out a certain improvement in Africa and all around the world.

As of now, AAP is basically supported through underlying yearly speculation from MSU, with the objective of long-term supportability through a shared venture from consortium individuals and outside funders. This underlying speculation is now a major area of strength for showing for individuals as far as drawing in outer subsidizing, yet additionally in raising the permeability and notoriety of their foundations and the AAP consortium.

Scholarship Summary

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Applicant’s Nationality: African Country
  • Degree Level: PhD
  • Field: Eligible field for research
  • Number Awards: NA
  • Duration: One Year
  • Scholarship Awards: Monthly Salary, Travel Cost, Visa Fees
  • Scholarship Country: USA
  • Renewable: No
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application, the applicants must meet the eligibility for the scholarship.

  • The applicants must be in their early career research.
  • Must be a citizen of the African Countries in which the AAP operates.
  • Completion of their Ph.D. degree in the last ten years
  • Employed as one of the academic staff in ten AAP Consortium universities. A list of universities can be found on the official website of the provider.
  • The applicants must have a document in approved leaves or sabbatical to join the program for one year.
  • Must have a mentor at their institutions that can serve as a collaborator and can mentor them when they return to their home countries.
  • The research areas must be related to the priority field of the AAP.

Application Process 

The application can be accessed in an online portal provided by the university.

Keep in mind that late and incomplete applications will not be considered and will be automatically rejected.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, the students must be able to provide the following to support their application for the scholarship:

  • Letter of Interest
  • CV
  • Endorsement Forms from the Chair Departments and the AAP
  • Writing samples
  • Letter of references

Scholarship Awards 

The successful candidates will be matched with a reasonable MSU personnel guide and will work within their mentors of a one-year time frame at MSU. AAP will give researchers compensation during their time at MSU and will cover airfare and visa application charges. Researchers will likewise get a little award for their research and expert improvement exercises, to be enjoyed in a joint effort with their tutors. Qualified researchers will be current early professional Academic Staff at AAP part universities who have accepted their Ph.D. within the past ten years.

All successful applicants must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until January 31, 2023. For a list of additional program deadlines, applicants must visit the official website of the provider.

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