Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

Started by MyInfoStride, Nov 29, 2009, 11:23 PM


The International Fellowships Program (IFP) is a program supported by the Ford Foundation, and coordinated in West Africa by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with Pathfinder International in Nigeria and the West African Research Center (WARC) in Senegal. IFP provides fellowships for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use their education to further development in their own countries and greater social and economic justice worldwide. IFP fellowships will be awarded to applicants from diverse backgrounds, including social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

A total of 136 fellows have been recruited into the Nigeria program since 2001 when support for the program first started. Eighty-eight fellows have completed the program. Some fellows have returned to their previous work in government, universities, and with NGOs, while others are now working in rural communities.

It is expected that 57 Fellowships will be awarded in West Africa for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must:
- Be residents or resident nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal.
- Hold a Bachelor's or equivalent as the case may be.
- Have at least 3 years of work experience.
- Have substantial experience in community service or development-related activities.
- Possess leadership qualities/potential evidenced by their employment, academic experience, or at the community level.
- Propose to pursue a Master's degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in a practical, policy, academic, or artistic discipline or field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation's areas of endeavor.
- Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems or issues in their country.
- Commit themselves to working on these issues following the Fellowship.

Deadline for applications is Friday, January 29, 2010. Late application and non-current forms will not be accepted. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted in April 2010. Individual communication will not be entertained. Selection decisions are final.

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