10,000 PhD Scholarships


10,000 PhD Scholarships to African researchers

The PEI  and Gates Foundation PhD Scholarship Programme is seeking to award 10,000 PhD Scholarships to African researchers over the next ten years, equipping the continent with the scientific knowledge base to support sustainable, diversified economic growth built upon local expertise.

The programme will launch a pilot of 10 students in Mauritius in 2016, funded jointly by the PEI and the Gates Foundation, and in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Each researcher awarded a scholarship will spend time at both an African and a UK host university, as well as time in industry, as relevance to the private sector and potential impact on economic growth are critical to the programme.

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