UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship 2024 (Salary of 1.576,05€) | APPLY NOW

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, continues its commitment to fostering education and gender equality with the 2024 Call for Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship Program. The fellowship aimed to make a lasting impact on ICT, gender equality, and social development in African countries.

UPF Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship

Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship was named after the acclaimed Kenyan engineer and entrepreneur Dorcas Muthoni, a luminary in engineering and entrepreneurship, she received UPF’s highest recognition for her outstanding contributions.

The Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship represents Universitat Pompeu Fabra – UPF’s dedication to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the realms of education and gender equality.

Objectives of Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship

The fellowship’s objectives are:

  • To encourage gender parity and help close the gender gap in ICT by removing obstacles that prevent more women from pursuing professions in STEM fields and encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, and engineering
  • To impart top-notch research findings to female African academics pursuing doctorates.
  • To make a contribution to the social influence of Africa in the future. After completing their PhD studies, the candidates are expected to return home to Africa in order to pursue careers in information and communication technology there.


  • The minimum gross monthly income for a predoctoral contract offered by the institution is 1.470,98€ for the first and second years, and 1.576,05€ for the third year.
  • Teaching: 45 hours of teaching help are included in PRC each academic year. It is mandatory to complete these teaching hours in order to be eligible to apply for the fellowship selection process.
  • Start-up Fund: A startup/landing fund will also be included in the fellowship to help with the fellow’s early expenses. The fund will have a 2500€ value.
  • The scholarship is awarded to only an individual, it does not cover financial, logistical or administrative support to cover for any family members.

How to Apply

To apply for the Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship:

Application Timeline  

Applications to the Dorcas Muthoni Fellowship are to be submitted by 2nd May 2024 at 23:59 hours CET (Central European Time).

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