Applications Open for West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) Research Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 3 April 2017

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with the support from Ford Foundation and Rockdale Foundation is inviting applications for its research fellowship programme which aims to promote leadership and governance for civil society in West Africa.

This short-term fellowship (90 days) is an action-oriented initiative targeted at young researchers. Three young research fellows between the age brackets of 20-35 would be selected and be supported to conduct research on a specific area of civil society leadership and governance while taking into cognizance practitioner experiences.

The goal of the fellowship is to offer young researchers an opportunity to document indigenous practices on civic leadership and governance in West Africa. This will be done by providing a space for interaction between relevant stakeholders, including decision-makers, development practitioners, civil society leaders and their constituents.

Objectives

Specific objectives are to create opportunities for young researchers particularly those enrolled in PhD programmes to:

  • Advance leadership and governance in the civil society sector
  • Access extensive knowledge resources
  • Establish links with the network of WACSI partners to exchange ideas and meet with experienced civil society practitioners, academics and other stakeholders in West Africa

Expected Outcomes

  • At the end of the programme, fellows are expected to have practical hands-on experience and evidence on civic leadership and governance in West Africa.
  • Fellows will also be expected to produce publishable research reports.

Eligibility Criteria

Young researchers in West Africa are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  • Applications must submit:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of motivation
    • Writing sample (a related paper, if available)
    • 2 references (at least 1 academic)
  • Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.

For more information, please visit WACSI.

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