Harvard University 2023 Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Course

The Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa is made possible by a generous gift from the Motsepe Foundation. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will administer the Fund together with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, in collaboration with the Center for African Studies.

Harvard University Information

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Harvard University 2023 Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Course Established in 1636, Harvard University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cambridge (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Harvard University (HU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Harvard University (HU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 383 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Harvard faculty members.

Offered Benefits

The primary purpose of the Fund is to support faculty-led and student-driven research projects that focus on advancing key challenges and opportunities facing Africa, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Emerging technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Climate change and its effect on health, livelihoods, agriculture, water, and/or sanitation
  • Renewable energy and its benefit to infrastructure and/or society
  • Health
  • Aging
  • Materials science
  • Governance and policies needed for an entrepreneurial economy

Application Process

The 2023/24 award cycle will open on October 9, 2023.  Click here to access the applicationApplications are due on December 11, 2023. Prospective 2023/24 applicants may review the  Request for Applications to determine eligibility and understand the funding priorities.

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