Sponsor: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 

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Funding from the IDRC has made available a limited pool of scholarship awards for African women delegates to attend the upcoming 4th Biennial African Studies Association Conference (ASAA2022), held in Cape Town, South Africa, 11–16 April 2022.

We are pleased to assist in covering registration costs [either full or partial] for women delegates presenting papers at the conference who would otherwise be unable to attend and who meet the additional criteria listed below.

  1. Must be a woman
  2. Must be an African delegate – defined as citizenship or nationality of an African country
  3. Must be based at a university or a research organisation or institution
  4. Must be either
    • an early-career researcher, defined as being within 10 years of receiving their PhD;
    • a mid-career researcher, defined as being within 20 years of receiving their PhD; or
    • a student, defined as currently enrolled and actively studying for a Master’s or Doctorate degree at a university
  5. Must present a paper at the ASAA2022 Conference either virtually or in person

Scholarships will be determined according to these criteria in descending order:

  1. Priority will be given to ASAA members
  2. Priority will be given to African academics and students
  3. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a greater financial need
How to apply

Complete the online application for the ASAA2022 IDRC Scholarship for Women and submit the supporting documents.

Documents required
  1. Proof of employment or student enrolment
  2. Acceptance letter from ASAA2022
  3. Abstract of your submission
  4. Reason for application [demonstrate your need], 300 words
Closing date of applications

Scholarships can be applied for until 15th February 2022. Award recipients will be notified within one week of application. Late applications will only be considered as time and funds allow.

Part of the ASAA2022 Scholarship Fund