Starting March 2016 (application deadline 15 October 2015), the GPAC2 programme offers the option to apply for the Ekwueme fellowship. The fellowship is called after Nigeria’s first vice president and the founder of the political party PDP. He risked his life to stand up to the military dictatorship in Nigeria thus ending the country’s military rule and commencing our present democratic government which started in 1999. For more information on the fellowship donor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ifeanyichukwu_Ekwueme
The fellowship will be offered every other year, with first fellow selected in the application round with application deadline 15 October 2015. The eligibility conditions for enrollment in 2016 are:
- Fellows must have Nigerian nationality, be resident of Nigeria and working in Nigeria during the period enrolled in the GPAC2 programme.
- Fellows must be working on Governance research.
- Fellow is younger than 40 when applying
- The fellowship recipient will complete the application form – and fulfill all programme application requirements, before 15 October 2015.
- The fellowship recipient applies for the fellowship, starting the GPAC2 programme on 1 March 2016.
- The fellowship recipient receives a fellowship including a coverage of the tuition fees for enrollment in the years 2, 3 and 4. (6.000 euro each, in total 18.000 euro)
- The fellowship recipient will pay him/herself the tuition for year one (8.000 euro), as well as tuition for all years that he/she will remain enrolled after year four.
- The fellowship recipient will pay his/her own travel expenses , visa/permit expenses, accommodation expenses in Maastricht, fieldwork expenses, books and other expenses.
Application to the scholarship is done via the regular application procedure. In the application form, you will find an option to indicate your request to apply for the Ekwueme scholarship. All other application requirements and programme requirements also hold for Ekwueme scholarship applicants. For more information and in case of remaining questions on the fellowship, please use the FAQ blog.
Interview with Ms. Adaeze Ekwueme, founder of the Alex Ekwueme Fellowship:
Ms. Adaeze Ekwueme, founder of the Alex Ekwueme Fellowship, named in honour of her father, speaks about why she set up the fellowship, why she chose our part-time PhD programme, and how she hopes it will help Nigerian scholars and the country itself.