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AROCSA 2022 Emerging African Scholars PhD Workshop

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The Association for Research On Civil Society In Africa (AROCSA) and the Association For Research On Nonprofit Organizations And Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), in partnership with the Ford Foundation, have established the Emerging African Scholars (EAS) Program in Africa. The program includes a virtual PhD Workshop for professional development and sharpening of students’ research skills.

The PhD Workshop is a full-day virtual professional development and intellectually engaging workshop. The workshop seeks to provide guidance for emerging scholars on the path to a successful career, help sharpen their research skills and address the challenges that African PhD students face.

About Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA)

The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) is a membership-based organisation that seeks to create a platform for meaningful engagement of civil society stakeholders, with the goal of knowledge generation on, and dissemination to civil society by African scholars and practitioners, reflecting global excellence standards and propelling development on the continent. AROCSA was set up with funding from the Ford Foundation West Africa, and mentorship from the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

Aim and Benefits of AROCSA Emerging African Scholars PhD Workshop

The goal is to provide scholarly research support, professional advice and mentoring for doctoral students in the field of nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies.

Requirements for AROCSA Emerging African Scholars PhD Workshop Qualification.

The program is open to doctoral students from Africa whose research focus is on nonprofit management, philanthropy, civil society, social entrepreneurship and voluntary action studies in Africa. Students at the various under-listed stages in their doctoral program are encouraged to apply:

  • Students who have defended a dissertation proposal
  • Students who have not yet defended a dissertation proposal
    Students whose dissertation plans are not yet fully formed

AROCSA Emerging African Scholars PhD Workshop
Selection Criteria: Slots in the workshop are limited.

Selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:

  • Potential quality and impact of proposed research
  • Centrality of the work to philanthropy, nonprofit management, civil society, social entrepreneurship, and voluntary action studies in Africa.
  • Potential for the student to gain from the workshop

Documents Required for Application

  • 5-page description of dissertation research or proposed research outline (double space, 12pt font with one inch margins)
  • Brief Statement of Purpose, outlining how the student expects to benefit from participation in the PhD Workshop
  • Recommendation from student’s dissertation advisor/faculty advisor

Application Deadline
June 15, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) on bit.ly to apply

Applicants are required to apply for the PhD Workshop through the electronic application on the AROCSA website.Please compile your 5-page description, your Statement of Purpose and recommendation letter in one PDF document before submitting.

For more details,visit AROCSA website

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