Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship Deadline March 1st 2014

By way of external fundraising NYU Africa House and The Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) are pleased to announce the availability of two inaugural Development Impact Fellowships for the 2013-14 Academic Year. Each fellow will receive a grant of $1500. The funding can be used to cover costs associated with research projects undertaken in the spring or summer of fall of 2014 that fall under any of the Africa House/CTED priority areas listed below.

About The Africa House/CTED Development Impact Fellowship

Development Impact Fellowship will highlight and support undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact in the following Africa House/CTED Research Priority Areas:

  1. Food & Agriculture
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education & Employment
  4. Mobile Money & Markets
  5. Energy

Presently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or PhD program at New York University and graduating no sooner than Spring 2015.

Actively involved in study or research activities linked to the search for innovative solutions that have the capacity to enrich the lives of people in the developing world in the following priority areas:

  1. Food & Agriculture
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education & Employment
  4. Mobile Money & Markets
  5. Energy


  1. Actively participate in the CTED Entrepreneurship Lab Seminars during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  2. Actively participate and contribute to in the intellectual life at NYU Africa House and CTED.
  3. Author or co-author at least 1-2 white papers/think pieces for publication in the Africa House CTED Newsletters in our research priority areas.
  4. Participate in conferences and events convened by Africa House and CTED.
  5. Whenever possible, support some of the ongoing Africa House/CTED research activities.

Applicants should submit the following:
1. Cover letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names of 2 references
5. 2-5 page Africa focused project/research proposal. This could be an outline of research or study that is presently under way and will be further enhanced by the fellowship. 

Applications and inquiries should be sent to: Please include “Africa CTED Development Impact Fellowship” in the subject line.

Undergraduate Student Appointments

The highly competitive CTED Undergraduate Student appointment Program offers a small group of outstanding NYUAD students the opportunity to gain direct exposure to CTED’s work in the UAE and Africa. The appointment may last anywhere from one full summer to one academic year, and includes a module at one of our deployment sites. Each student fellow will be assigned a CTED faculty mentor. The appointment will be concluded with the submission of a research paper, and outstanding papers may be submitted to an undergraduate research conference.

Current Projects

  • Market Information Systems (Abu Dhabi, Accra)
  • Mapping the World (Abu Dhabi, New York)
  • Solar Energy Project (Abu Dhabi)
  • Remittances Study (Abu Dhabi, Accra)
  • Commodity Exchange Project (Addis Ababa)

Selection Process

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and a writing sample.
  • Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013
  • Announcement of Winners: April 1, 2013