2023/2024 Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Advanced Scholars from West Africa
The Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Advanced Scholars from West Africa is an amazing opportunity for citizens of West Africa to study at Carleton University. In addition, applicants must be committed to contributing to their home countries through research, service, and/or projects related to their area of study.
Applications are now open for the second cohort of the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Advanced Scholars from West Africa (QES-AS-WA). 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 with institutions, to participate in a research acceleration experience.
Wurin ta na yin rubutu – Her own room to Write is supported and financed by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship – Advanced Scholars West Africa program which concentrates on Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and (gender equality) as a crosscutting or mainstream goal in one or more of the following areas:
- Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
- Education and innovation systems
- Ethics in development research
- Health Equity
- Inclusive governance
- and Sustainable inclusive growth.
Carleton University’s Program is contributed to by Universities Canada, with funding from International Research Development Centre (IDRC) through the Rideau Hall Foundation. The first cohort drew scholars from Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria.
- This program is organized to offer an opportunity of between 35 and 180 days in which two-thirds of the time is spent at Carleton University to strengthen research capacity under the supervision of a Carleton University faculty member.
- A third of the time will be committed to gaining field research experience through placement with NGO partners that have offices in Canada and or in West and Central Africa.
- The scholarship provides for research supervision, focused seminars, experiential learning through a research proposal that aligns with the research interests of the placement opportunities (see Placement Partners), leadership, and network building.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE CARLETON UNIVERSITY QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOLARSHIP
- Women, and citizens of a West African country
- Must be either a Doctoral Researcher, Post-doctoral Researcher, or Early Career Researcher
- 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.
Upon completion of the research;
- The QE Scholar will be expected to share the knowledge they have acquired with their home institution and community.
- They are also required to write a Scholar Narrative Report and to join the QES-AS network through Universities Canada.
- Publications resulting from the QES-AS will be also hosted on the IDRC’s institutional digital library.
- Scholars will also be required to stay in touch and contribute to building a growing network of QE Scholars
MERITS OF SCHOLARSHIP
- This next round of awards will run between April and October 2024 and is subject to the acquisition of visas by the awardees.
- The scholars can choose from two award lengths, namely, short-term awards 35-60 days, and mid-term 61-180 days.
- The scholarship funds cover mobility expenses, accommodation, research placement expenses, and travel and health insurance.
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION
- Review Eligibility Criteria
- Identify Research Mentors
- Identify Placement Partners
- Complete Application package – English | French
- Submit Application package – English | French
If you have any questions, please email us at QESAS.Admin@cunet.carleton.ca.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023.