The ISNAD-Africa Mentoring for Research Program 2022 is now accepting applications.
The ISNAD-Africa Mentorship for Research Program (MRP) fosters technical and thematic mentoring links between African university students and experienced academics and professionals from over 50 countries across the world.
Students who are pursuing postgraduate (master’s and doctorate) degrees in any area and performing thesis research on sustainable energy, environment, and climate change, among other green growth themes, will be considered for the program.
Over 140 researchers and professionals from the World Bank, the European Union’s Joint Research Center, Harvard University, Yale University, Imperial College London, the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Chatham House, and the University of Toronto, among other world-class institutions and international organizations, serve as mentors for the program.
Since its launch in 2017, the program has funded around 110 masters and doctoral candidates from several African institutions.
ISNAD-Africa also provides scholarships and grants for the program’s most exceptional students (mentees) to attend international training and conferences via its partnerships.
- Admission into a one-to-one technical and thematic mentoring relationship with an experienced researcher or professional (with expertise in your area of research) from world-class organizations such as the World Bank, Harvard University, Chatham House, Imperial College London, and other international institutions and organizations on your research.
- A mentor can help you arrange your research so that it is original, problem-solving, practice-oriented, and meets worldwide standards.
- ISNAD-Africa will assist you in communicating your research results to important global stakeholders, hence increasing the exposure of your research and employment chances.
- The top-performing mentees will get full funding to attend the one-month residential UNEP/UNESCO/BMU International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the Technische Universität Dresden’s Centre for International Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Management (CIPSEM).
ISNAD-Africa Mentoring for Research Program Requirements
- Applicants must be enrolled as postgraduate students in African universities:
Students pursuing their doctorates
Students pursuing a master’s degree should have earned at least a Second Class (Upper Division) or equivalent in their undergraduate studies.
- Those with exceptional research ideas targeted at addressing a problem or an innovative method on sustainable energy, environment, biodiversity, or climate change will be successful candidates.
- In 2022, applicants should complete their research. (Note that the study might be new or continuing; nevertheless, research initiatives in their early phases will be given precedence.) Please note that students whose research programs continue beyond 2022 are also eligible to apply and may be granted an extension till their study is completed.
- Students from any subject (technology, sciences, arts, law, social sciences, environmental design and management, agriculture, health sciences, and information technology, among others) are encouraged to apply if their study focuses on sustainable energy, the environment, or climate change.
New non-traditional study horizons such as climate photography and environmental journalism, among others, will be of particular interest in addition to known research themes (such as energy access and renewable energy policy).
Application for ISNAD-Africa Mentoring for Research Program
During the application stages, you will be requested to upload the following documents:
- Motivation statement
- Reference Letter (preferably from your research supervisor)
- Research Concept Note
- Profile picture
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Deadline: February 5, 2022
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