Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship

Many thanks, share with females who may want a fully sponsored PhD in
Spain, Barcelona. English is the language of instruction at UPF.

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020, 16:51 Bitange Ndemo via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hongera Dorcas.
>
>
> Ndemo.
>
> On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 6:54 PM Josiah Mugambi via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Awesome!!!!!!
>>
>>
>> Will share widely.
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 4:50 PM Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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