Call for Applications: Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for early career women scholars from West Africa 2023/2024
As the first cohort of the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Advanced Scholars from West Africa (QES-AS-WA) wraps up, we are delighted to announce the second and final call for applications for the second cohort scheduled for 2023-24. The program Wurin ta na yin rubutu – Her own room to write, which runs until October 2024, is open to West African women in the final stage of their PhD program, postdoctoral researchers, and early career academics affiliated to institutions, to participate in a research acceleration experience.
Scholars must be registered for their PhD at a West African university; postdoctoral fellows/researchers or early career PhD scholars must be working at a West African university.
As part of the award, successful candidates will be granted access to Carleton’s library resources. The scholars are expected to participate in workshops designed to augment research skills including writing, publishing, data analysis, and grant applications. Scholars will also benefit from joint research projects with their mentors and the many talks and lectures hosted by the Institute of African Studies (IAS) as well as by other departments and community partners.
About Carleton University
Carleton University’s roots as a non-denominational college supported in part by charitable donations from the Ottawa community make it unique among Ontario universities. Founded in 1942, Carleton was created in response to the need to help provide the young people in Ottawa, many of whom had taken on jobs to cope with the pressures of the Depression, with an opportunity to continue their formal education. From its humble beginnings on Ottawa’s First Avenue, Carleton has grown into a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of anticipating and leading change.
The deadline for the submission of applications is Wednesday, September 20th, 2023. For more information about the application process, please visit our website. The application package can be found under the application tab. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
Aim and Benefits of Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship
- Mobility expenses
- Research placement expenses
- Travel and health insurance
Requirements for Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Qualification
- Applicants must be African women.
- All applicants must be able to communicate in English or French.
- Must be enrolled i a doctoral research, post-doctoral research or early career research.
- Must be from an eligible West African countries.
- Research must fall into the eligible thematic areas.
- Applicants must be mobile and willing to travel. Travel may occur across West Africa and/or to Canada where feasible and permissible.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified?