In the 2022/2023 academic year, STG plans to allocate approximately 30 fellowships within the Young African Leadership Programme. All the applications are reviewed as long as they are submitted on time using the online platform. The EU will be part of the selection process.
In the first step of the selection procedure, all applications are reviewed based on how well they match the application criteria.
In the second step of the selection procedure, the selection committee members provide a list of recommended applicants for the fellowship. The committee discusses the merit of the individual applications and also takes into account the match between the perceived needs of the given candidate and the opportunities the programme offers. In selecting potential beneficiaries, the Selection Committee will also pay particular attention to gender balance, fair presence of the different categories of actors (authorities, civil society, international organisations, etc.), as well as representativeness across sub-regional geographical areas in Africa. It will also look at creating opportunities for candidates who have not joined similar programmes in the past.
The result is a mutually agreed short list and a reserve list to be presented to the EUI Executive Committee for its consideration. Their decision is final and no appeal is possible.
The STG is not in the position to give advice on individual applications or to give feedback about the applications. Applicants cannot contact the decisionmakers in this process. The application deadline for the 2022/2023 fellowship is 7 April 2022 (23:59 CET). No extensions will be granted and late applications will not be accepted. The final decision is communicated to the applicants within four months of the application deadline by the Academic Service of the EUI.