Apply: AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 01 December, 2023

Applications are now open for the AfricaLics PhD Visiting Fellowships Programme 2024.

The programme seeks to help African PhD students working in the field of Innovation and Development to strengthen their academic/research qualifications; improve quality of their dissertations and prepare for a career in innovation and development either within academia or outside.


  • Scholarship will cover costs related to student visit
  • If collective fundraising efforts are successful, the visiting scholars will receive a stipend of approximately U.S.$600 per month
  • Return flight costs from nearest international airport (economy class) to Johannesburg may be covered by AfricaLics if collective fund-raising efforts for the study visit there are successful
  • Joint courses and online mentoring activities will be covered


  • Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD student at a university in Africa
  • Applicants should have completed their first year of studies by December 2023
  • Applicants must have a background (BSc, MSc, etc.) in Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Science and Technology Policy, Geography, History or Development Studies
  • Possess adequate skills in English
  • Be working actively on a subject relevant to the field of innovation and development
  • Submit a brief application of one page/500 words explaining background, motivation for applying and expected outcomes of participation in the AfricaLics PhD visiting fellowship programme

To apply and for more information, click here.

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