PhD Fellowships

PhD Fellowship

NIAS aims to create opportunities for early-career researchers through the NIAS PhD fellowship scheme. This initiative will offer talented early career researchers the opportunity to undertake high-quality studies that will advance their careers, and to further explore development stimulus in the African context. The PhD Fellowship adds value for participants in two key areas:

  1. Mentoring

The prospective student will receive assistance in selecting their research topic and how to successfully write-up a comprehensive and persuasive research proposal. In terms of editing, reviewing, and publishing finished work, coaching will be offered throughout these processes. This will be in the form of either one-to-one sessions or group seminars.

  1. Sponsorship

Finding funding for a PhD is a crucial aspect of a doctorate project. Another facet of NIAS PhD Fellowship is the offer of information, advice and guidance with funding, working with NIAS partnership network and other public/private funding sources.

To be added to the mailing list for our next Call for Proposals, please send your cover letter indicating your areas of interest and CV to