WELCOME TO THE MAWAZO INSTITUTE APPLICATION PORTAL

The Mawazo Institute is seeking applications for its 2020 PhD Scholars Programme. This non-residential fellowship is aimed at African women pursuing PhD studies at accredited universities in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or the Social Sciences. Successful applicants will receive grants for research and conference travel, and participate in a year-long professional development training programme.   

For instructions on how to use this online platform, complete your application, and meet all the requirements required for consideration, please download the application guidelines here.


This year's application process consists of three (3) forms to be completed by all applicants. These are:

i. The 2020 Basic Demographic Information Form

ii. The 2020 PhD Scholars Application Form

iii. The 2020 Academic Support Needs Survey

Please note that interested applicants are required to complete all three (3) forms in the order listed. Click on the Form Name to launch each form. Once you have completed each form, you will be directed to a page with a message acknowledging successful submission. You will then be automatically redirected back to the Mawazo application portal landing page, where you can access the next form.


Please note the following before starting your application

i.  We highly recommend that you use the latest version of Google Chrome to complete your application. 

ii. Only one (1) submission is permitted per form.

iii. You may save your work by scrolling to the bottom of the application and clicking Save Draft. When you are ready to revisit the application, you will find a copy of it in your Saved Drafts folder in your Submittable account. Refer to this help article for guidance: https://submittable.help/en/articles/904868-how-do-i-return-to-a-saved-draft

iv.  Click the Submit button on each form only when you are certain that you have completed the form and all information is final.  

If you encounter any technical difficulties when submitting, please email support@submittable.com and phdscholars@mawazoinstitute.org 


Please fill in this brief general information form.  When complete, click Submit at the bottom of the form and proceed to the 2020 PhD Scholars Application Form.   

Please note that:

i. You can save your form and the changes you have made at any point of the application by clicking the save draft button located at the bottom of the form. 

ii. You should only click the submit button when you are certain that you have completed the form. 

iii. This form is mandatory for all applicants.


This is the primary application form for the PhD Scholars Programme. Please carefully fill in and complete all sections of this form making note of the following:

i. For instructions on how to complete your application and meet all the requirements required for consideration, please download the application guidelines here.  

ii. To complete and submit your budget and timeline for the research grant, please download the budget and timeline template here.

iii. You can save your form and the changes you have made at any point of the application by clicking the save draft button located at the bottom of the form.

iv. You should only click the submit button when you are certain that you have completed the form.

v. All documents for this application must be submitted through this form. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy. 

vi. Applications for the PhD Scholars Programme will be accepted until 11.59 EAT on 22 November, 2019. Please contact  phdscholars@mawazoinstitute.org with any questions.

This survey will help us better understand the needs of early career female researchers in East Africa and the broader higher education eco-system in the region, enabling us to improve our programmes in future cycles. Your responses in this section are purely informative, and will not influence your likelihood of being selected as a Scholar. 

Please note that:

i. You can save your form and the changes you have made at any point of the application by clicking the save draft button located at the bottom of the form.

ii. You should only click the submit button when you are certain that you have completed the form. 

iii. This form is mandatory for all applicants.

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