Eligibility Criteria

This project is only open to women applicants.

Career Level
Successful applicants will fit into one of the following defining categories:

  • Doctoral Researcher – An individual who has completed all course work and is at the dissertation stage of their PhD.
  • Post-doctoral Researcher – An individual, who is conducting research after the completion of their PhD, who usually works under the mentorship of a lead researcher or a principal investigator.
  • Early Career ResearcherAn individual with a PhD, who has demonstrated strong evidence of work as an independent researcher, has led his/her own laboratory or research project for 4-6 years or is in a tenure-track position at a degree-granting institution.

The applicants must be a citizen from one of the following West African countries:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Area of Research
The research of successful applicants will fall into one of the following areas:

All scholars must be mobile and willing to travel.  Travel may occur across West Africa and/or to Canada where feasible and permissible.  Please note, we are unfortunately unable to support childcare.