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Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for African Students

Carleton University has announced the second and final call for applications for the second cohort of the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for African Students scheduled for 2023-24. The program Wurin ta na yin rubutu, 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 to institutions, to participate in a research acceleration experience.

As part of the award, successful candidates will be granted access to Carleton’s library resources. The scholars are expected to participate in workshops designed to augment research skills including writing, publishing, data analysis, and grant applications. Scholars will also benefit from joint research projects with their mentors and the many talks and lectures hosted by the Institute of African Studies (IAS) as well as by other departments and community partners.

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 Researcher – An 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.

Eligibility Criteria Queen Elizabeth Scholarship

To be eligible for the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 2023:

  • Applicants must be African women.
  • All applicants must be able to communicate in English or French.
  • Must be enrolled i a doctoral research, post-doctoral research or early career research.
  • Must be from an eligible West African countries.
  • Research must fall into the eligible thematic areas.
  • Applicants must be mobile and willing to travel. Travel may occur across West Africa and/or to Canada where feasible and permissible.

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Eligible Countries

The applicants of the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 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

Scholarship Deadline

September 20th, 2023.

For more information about the Carleton University Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for African Students visit Carleton University website 



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