Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship

Hongera Dorcas.

Ndemo.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 6:54 PM Josiah Mugambi via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Awesome!!!!!!
>
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> Will share widely.
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> On Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 4:50 PM Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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>> The Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship is a tribute to our Doctor Honoris
>> Causa Dorcas Muthoni.
>>
>> Dorcas Muthoni, a Kenyan engineer and entrepreneur, CEO and founder of
>> the company Openworld, received our University’s highest recognition on
>> 15th December 2017 for her significant work in the promotion of engineering
>> studies among young women in Africa, the mentoring of young people, and her
>> social commitment in the fight against poverty. All the details can be
>> found here
>> <www.upf.edu/web/media/enoticies/-/asset_publisher/wdGAWZ7EMj53/content/id/115809716/maximized>
>> .
>>
>> This scholarship is aligned with our university institutional commitment
>> to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it aims to
>> contribute to quality education and gender equality for African Women.
>>
>> The first edition of this PhD Fellowship was opened in 2018. We are
>> pleased to launch our second edition in 2020.
>>
>> The main objectives of this fellowship are:
>>
>> *(i) to promote gender equality & contribute to reduce the gender gap in
>> ICT*; by facilitating more women pursuing
>> scientific/technological/engineering careers and lowering the barriers
>> women face when pursuing careers in STEM disciplines
>>
>> *(ii) to share excellent research with African female researchers during
>> their PhD Studies*. Our ICT department <www.upf.edu/web/etic> consists
>> of more than 20 research groups
>> <www.upf.edu/web/etic/research-groups> who are very active in
>> international research projects (e.g. currently active in 38 H2020 research
>> projects) and nationally we have the Spanish research excellence seal Maria
>> de Maeztu). The Maria de Maeztu Strategic Research Program
>> <www.upf.edu/web/mdm-dtic> is a 4 year research initiative
>> funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness to promote
>> data-driven knowledge extraction research within the department.
>>
>> *(iii) to contribute to future social impact in African countries*. The
>> applicants are expected to return to their African home country after
>> completion of their PhD studies in order to pursue a career related to ICT
>> there.
>>
>> This PhD fellowship seeks doctoral applications from *talented African
>> female students (only African nationality applicants will be considered)* with
>> strong research interests. Candidates for PhD positions must hold an M.Sc
>> degree or equivalent.
>>
>>
>>
>> Full information is here:
>> www.upf.edu/web/etic/predoctoral-research-contracts
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