Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for early career women scholars from West Africa

Deadline: 20th September 2023

Open to: West African Women who are either a Doctoral Researcher, Post-doctoral Researcher or Early Career Researcher

Benefits: Fully funded


The program Wurin ta na yin rubutu – Her own room to write, 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. It is supported and funded by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship – Advanced Scholars West Africa program which focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and (gender equality) as a crosscutting or mainstream goal in one or more of the following areas: climate resilience and sustainable food systems; education and innovation systems; ethics in development research; health equity; inclusive governance; and sustainable inclusive growth.


Applicants must be;

  1. Women, and citizens of a West African country: and
  2. Must be either a Doctoral Researcher, Post-doctoral Researcher or Early Career Researcher
    • 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.


The scholarship funds cover mobility expenses, accommodation, research placement expenses, and travel and health insurance.


For further information, please visit the official website.