ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarship for African Students 2022

Dear Distinguished Leadership of AU Member States’ National Academies of Sciences,

Greetings from the African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC).

The ASRIC is pleased to inform you of the 3rd ASRIC-UEMF PHD SCHOLARSHIP for African students being launched for the 2022 academic session.

The ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarship is offering 10 scholarship slots for African students to carry out their doctoral research work at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco.

The Scholarship award is worth over $10,000 including a return ticket from their home country.

More information on the Scholarship is available – http://asric.africa/callscholar.html. The Call for Applications and the Application Form are also here-attached.

The ASRIC kindly requests your assistance to URGENTLY PUBLICIZE this unique opportunity among your distinguished institutions. Kindly note that the areas of interest are: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Additive Manufacturing and materials
  • Renewable Energy, Green hydrogen and Power-to-X
  • Chemistry
  • Management
  • Sensors.

The deadline for submission of the application is 30th June 2022.

In anticipation of your favourable and prompt response/action, please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.

ASRIC-UEMF PhD Scholarship

The role of science, technology and innovation, as essential tools for Africa’s socio-economic transformation cannot be overemphasized, and this is the bedrock of the ASRIC-UEMF partnership which birthed the ASRIC-UEMF PhD scholarship scheme.

The African Scientific, Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) is a special advisory body to the African Union mandated to implement the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) and to promote scientific research and innovation in order to address the challenges of Africa’s socio-economic development.

It also mobilizes African research excellence and provides a platform for dialogue among African scientists and serves as a voice of the scientific community in building and sustaining continental research and innovation nexus, including the building requisite technical capabilities.

ASRIC was launched in 2018 and the African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC) is the Secretariat of the ASRIC.

On the other hand, the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), was created in November 2012 and labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean (a union of 43 country members).

UEMF is a University of a regional character and is located in the iconic city of Fes, which houses one of the oldest still-functioning universities in the world, “Al Karaouiyine”.

The University was created with the aim to promote the values of leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and solidarity, in furtherance, UEMF is a growing centre of excellence in higher education and research with more than one and half thousand students, 24% of which are scholarship recipients.

In 2019, these two prestigious institutions entered into a strategic partnership for Capacity Building for Africa’s youths and to enhance research and innovation for Africa’s development. Considering the comparative advantage and the common mandate of ASRIC and UEMF “building Africa’s technical competencies” the two institutions decided to engage in long-term scientific collaboration and as of that, the UEMF offered Scholarships for African PhD students to undertake studies and research work at UEMF.

The 1st and 2nd Call for PhD scholarships for African students was successfully held for the academic year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, where eligible candidates passed through a rigorous screening and were awarded the scholarship. In furtherance of the success of the 1st and 2nd Call, the ASRIC and UEMF are hereby launching the 3rd Call for the year 2022.

The Call

The ASRIC and UEMF offer 10 scholarship slots for the academic year 2022-2023 for African PhD students to carry out their doctoral research work at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Morocco. The duration of the study and that of the scholarship is three years.

The scholarship includes; tuition fees of about $9,000 annually, one return ticket from your home country with a maximum contribution of $1,000 during summer vacation, and a stipend allowance of $1,000 monthly for 11 months every year.

Field of Study

The candidate MUST be ready to undertake research in the following areas:

  •   a. Artificial Intelligence;
  •   b. Additive Manufacturing and materials;
  •   c. Renewable Energy, Green hydrogen and Power-to-X;
  •   d. Chemistry;
  •   e. Management;
  •   f. Sensors.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Must be national of one of the African Union Member states
  • Applicants must be less than 35years of age at the end date of this call
  • Must have a Master’s Degree (in science or engineering), Diploma or Engineering Diploma or any other equivalent diploma (baccalaureate + 5)
  • The candidate must demonstrate remarkable ability and devotion along with experiences in conducting research in the selected field of study.

Application Form

The application form for this call should be completed and submitted before the deadline of the call. The following is also to be attached to the application form (Download Application Form HERE):

  • An updated CV
  • A certified copy of the baccalaureate
  • A certified copy of the master’s diploma or the engineering diploma or any other equivalent diploma (Bac + 5)
  • A copy of certified transcript(s) of all university-level coursework completed corresponding to the diploma or master’s
  • A copy of the Master (or equivalent) thesis or dissertation
  • A certified copy of the international passport
  • 2 personal passport-size photographs

All applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the ASRIC Secretariat by email to asric.au@yahoo.com and CC austrc@africa-union.org before the call deadline.

For any further inquiries, contact:

African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission
Plot 114 Yakubu Gowon Crescent,
Abuja, Nigeria
Email: asric.au@yahoo.com and CC austrc@africa-union.org
Telephone: +234 806 589 1643

Application Deadline

The call will be ended on the 30th June 2022 at 17.00 hours (GMT+0) Rabat Local time. Any application that is received after the deadline will be rejected.

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