Africa Google Policy Fellowship Programme for Sub-Saharan Africans, 2017

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Applications are invited for Africa Google Policy Fellowship Programme starting from late August 2017. Students from Sub-Saharan African countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

In order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. Eligibility is based on enrollment in an accredited university through 2017.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to undergraduate, Graduate and Law students.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of internet and technology policy. Fellowship Thematic Focus: Open Data policy.

Number of Scholarships: Eight fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Beneath is a list of organization and locations for the fellowships.

  • CODE-IP Trust, Kenya
  • Article 19, Kenya
  • Public and Private Development Centre, Nigeria
  • Paradigm Initiative, Francophone Africa & East/Southern Africa
  • South African Communications Forum (SACF), South Africa
  • Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
  • Africa Academic Network hosted at the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, Ibadan, Nigeria

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The organizations in the program are looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to gain experience of working on public policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment

Nationality: Students from Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Demonstrated or stated interest in Internet and technology policy.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. There are 7 sections:

  • Personal Information
  • Current Education
  • Education History
  • References
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement: Provide us with an essay outlining your qualifications for and interest in the program, including relevant academic, professional and extracurricular experiences. As part of this essay, explain what you hope to gain from participation in the program. (750-word maximum)
  • Submission

Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is August 5, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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