2019 Africa-America Institute African Women in Leadership Program

Deadline: September 1, 2019.

The Africa-America Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Dr. Ousseina and Ambassador Dr. Hassana Alidou African Women in Leadership Program for female graduate students (MA/PhD) and early career professionals (1-5 years post-graduation) based on the continent of Africa. The first inaugural mentoring workshop will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 October 2019, in collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIUAfrica) during the biennial conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA), 24-26 October 2019.
The one-day workshop will focus on issues confronting young women professionals and graduate students. Tentative topics to be covered include but are not limited to: building a sustainable professional network; conducting research and publishing your work, networking and job placements, striking a balance between the personal and the professional; grant writing and funding opportunities, dealing with sexual harassment and many more.



1. Applicants must be either current female graduate students in an MA or Ph.D. program on the continent of Africa who are writing their thesis or preparing a research proposal or early career professionals (1-5 years post-graduation) with a Masters or Ph.D. degree
2. All applicants must be members of the ASAA in good standing



Selected applicants will receive:
1. A free one-day workshop
2. A stipend for local transport
3. Lunch and coffee breaks



1. Current CV
2. Statement of intent (no more than 1000 words)
a. Describe your professional aspirations and where you expect to see yourself
over the next five years
b. Issues or topics you would like to have covered during the workshop
c. Your anticipated contributions to the workshop
The entire dossier shall be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted by email to the organisers of the workshop, [add names], to the address [email protected] (put in the subject line “Nairobi 2019”)




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