Applications are now open for the fully funded Young Scholar Academy Conference 2018. The CPRsouth Young Scholar Academy introduces young researchers in the global south to communication policy and the research to policy process.

The objective of the program is to prepare Asia-Pacific or Africa based experts capable of contributing to ICT related policy and regulatory reform in the region. The tutorials will cover the topics of communication policy research, research to policy process, and policy research methods with the participants applying the concepts to their own research proposals throughout. A fully developed research proposal is expected from each participant at the end of the program. Participation in the conference which follows is compulsory since it will expose young scholars to a range of topics in communication policy.

Host Country:
  • Mozambique
Host Organisation:
  • CPRsouth 
Program Location:
  • Polana Serena Hotel, Maputo
Program Duration:
  • The program includes participation in 2.5 days of tutorials and the 2.5 days of the Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth) conference that follows

Also Visit: Fully Funded Young Leaders Summit in Belgium

Program Dates:
  • 1-5 September 2018
Financial Support:

If you are selected to participate AND you are a citizen/permanent resident of a low- or middle-income country in Africa or Asia, they will cover:

  • your economy-class airfare to Maputo
  • accommodation, and
  • most meals
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Masters/Ph.D. students in ICT, Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Communication, Journalism and other related fields
  • Officers of government/regulatory agencies undertaking ICT policy research, developing/gathering indicators (monitoring and evaluation)
  • Staff of private ICT companies working in corporate & regulatory affairs
  • Staff of NGOs/INGOs working in ICT policy and regulation
  • Researchers from think tanks, university research centers
  • Journalists covering ICT policy and regulation

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, 15th May 2018, and must contain the following:

  • One-page curriculum vitae (please include the name and contact information for your research mentor/advisor, if any)
  • One-page write-up outlining your research interests and how you see yourself contributing to ICT related policy and regulatory reform in the region (if you have any evidence of policy engagement, please include)

Applicants’ write-ups and CVs should be in a single word document named: CPRsouth2018_YS_ApplicantLastName.

Selection Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed taking into account

  • Quality of writing
  • Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, policy-relevant research in Africa or the Asia- Pacific; and
  • Gender and country representation

The selection committee may contact your supervisor or mentor before making the final selections. Candidates selected to participate in the Academy must:

  • Provide a one-page research proposal
  • Participate in all tutorial sessions
  • Participate in the entire CPRsouth2018 conference
Application Deadline:
  • 15 May, 2018


Facebook Comments