UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship for African Countries 2024


Application are now being welcome for the UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship for African Countries 2024. The UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship is a scholarship program aimed at supporting African women in pursuing doctoral studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The fellowship is named after Dorcas Muthoni MBA, PhD, a Kenyan computer scientist and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of iHub, a leading technology innovation hub in Nairobi, Kenya.

The fellowship covers full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, and a research grant for a maximum period of three years. These the third edition for 2024 and  program is open to women from African countries who have already been admitted to pursue PhD studies at recognized universities in Africa. The UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship is part of UPF’s broader efforts to promote gender equality and women’s leadership in STEM fields in Africa. Through this fellowship, UPF aims to support African women in achieving their full potential in STEM. In this article, we will explain in details about this scholarship, it’s summary and step-by-step application process.

Scholarships Summary

University: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Type of Opportunity: Fellowship

Scholarship Coverage: Partial Funding


Country: Spain

Number of Awards: Several

Scholarships Level: PhD

Application Deadline: 2 May, 2024

Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship | Benefits

The benefits of the Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship are extensive! The fellowship covers all costs associated with the PhD program, including tuition, fees, and living expenses. In addition, the fellowship provides a research grant, travel funds, and a laptop. The fellowship also offers a variety of professional development opportunities, such as participation in conferences and workshops, and mentoring by experienced ICT professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
– Be a female citizen of an African country;
– Hold a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM field from a recognized university;
– Have been admitted to pursue a PhD program at a recognized university in Africa;
– Demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential;
– Have a clear research proposal that aligns with UPF’s focus areas;
– Provide two letters of recommendation from academic or professional referees;
– Provide a copy of their passport or national ID card;
– Provide a detailed budget for their PhD studies; and
– Be available to attend an interview (if selected).

Application Process

Here’s a quick rundown of the application procedure for the Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship:

1. Complete the online application form.
2. Submit all required documents, including your research proposal, CV, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.
3. Interview with the selection committee.
4. If you’re selected, you’ll receive an offer letter and begin your PhD studies.
It’s important to note that the application process is highly competitive, so be sure to put your best foot forward!

Application Deadline: 2 May, 2024

Visit the Official website for further details: Email: dorcasmuthoniphdfellowship@upf.org


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