In 2023, Princeton in Africa is expanding our model to pilot Nexus! Princeton in Africa Nexus will pair 5 Africa Fellows educated and resident on the African continent with 5 Fellows educated at U.S. accredited institutions in the same fellowship host organizations on the African continent for a co-fellow exchange of skills, knowledge, leadership, and technical expertise. The Nexus is an addition to PiAf’s signature fellowship program tailored for young leaders educated at a U.S.-accredited institution!
The Princeton Nexus Fellowship is a fully-funded scholarship for Africa-based entrepreneurs working at the intersection of technology, engineering, and the social sciences. Fellows receive a $50,000 stipend, as well as health insurance and travel support, to pursue a one-year fellowship at Princeton University.
The fellowship is open to entrepreneurs who are based in Africa and working on technology- or engineering-based solutions to social and economic challenges. Fellows must have a demonstrable track record of success in their field, and be able to articulate how their work is impacting society and creating positive change.
The fellowship is designed to support entrepreneurs as they take their work to the next level, whether that means expanding their reach, deepening their impact, or developing new and innovative solutions. Fellows will have access to Princeton’s world-class faculty and resources, as well as a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and changemakers.
If you’re an Africa-based entrepreneur working
The program is designed to enrich our Fellows’ experience and professional growth on the African continent and bring young professionals educated in African institutions into our community of nearly 700 alumni spanning all over the world.
Application Deadline: 26th October 2022
Eligible Countries: African countries
Value of Award: Princeton in Africa Nexus will pair 5 Africa Fellows educated and resident on the African continent with 5 Fellows educated at U.S. accredited institutions in the same fellowship host organizations on the African continent for a co-fellow exchange of skills, knowledge, leadership, and technical expertise.
Number of Award: 5
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Nexus program, applicants must:
- Have citizenship in an African Country and have current residency in an African country (applicants with dual U.S. citizenship will not be considered).
- Have an Undergraduate Degree or a Master’s degree (or equivalent), or a Ph.D. from an African University.
How to Apply:
- Resume or CV (2 pages max)
- Official transcript (All Applicants)
- University Enrollment Verification Documentation (Nexus Applicants Only)
- One letter of recommendation (submitted using this form)
- $75 Non-refundable Application Fee (Fee waivers available on a need-basis, email [email protected] for more information)
- Complete Online Application
- Demonstrated commitment to service