UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2021

As a leading institution of learning and research, the University of Nairobi Scholarship for International students 2021, through C4DLab (the Innovation and Incubation Hub) and a strategic industry partner, is running a 6 month-long prestigious Research & Innovation Fellowship.

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2021

The competitive fellowship will give 20 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design / Design thinking methodologies.

The fellows – together with other curious change makers and a community of research and innovation experts – will engage in rewarding research, problem solving and innovation projects in financial services
Fellowship Requirements
To be admitted, the fellow will be required to have satisfied the following requirements:

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2021

Final level undergraduate and Masters-level students (interested PhD students will also be considered)
Students from the following Schools/faculties/departments: Computer Science, Business, Development Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Law, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Agriculture
Curious about research and innovation and particularly application of Design Thinking to solving real-life local problems.
Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV, practical work portfolio and a motivation why your application should be considered.
Available to commit close to a 6 month-long program allocating an average of 15 hours per week to the fellowship program.
Demonstrated passion and interest in problem-solving and innovation challenges.
Fellowship Duration and Reward
The select fellows will undertake a deep immersion into four pillars that shall prepare them as researchers and innovators. The four pillars are:

21st century 4 C’s skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.
Principles and practices of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Problem Based Learning (fundamentals)
Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving.
Practical research techniques – data collection, surveys, Focus Group Discussions, observation, and contextual interviews.
Required Documents
The applicant will be required to fill a four-part form that will collect the following information:
Personal Information: This includes basic information about the applicant such as name, student identification number, etc.

Educational Background: Considering the Fellowship program targets students at specific education levels, the applicant is required to fill in the correct information regarding their education history/current status

Professional Background: The applicant is expected to answer a couple of questions about their interest in the fellowship and ways in which it will aid their career paths.

Documents Upload: Finally the applicant will be required to upload specific documents that include their CV, Work Portfolio, Academic Recommendation Letter and Professional Recommendation Letter
Deadline: January 22, 2021

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