While women are generally under-represented in the economics profession throughout the world, the problem is particularly pronounced among African women. The AAAWE fellowships are meant to encourage African women to pursue graduate studies in economics.
The Anatolia Barinzigo Fellowship
The Anatolia Barinzigo Fellowship provides a $1,000 scholarship to an African woman pursuing post-graduate research as part of a Masters or Ph.D. degree in Economics at a University in Africa. The scholarship was established in honor of Anatolia Barinzigo, the mother of Léonce Ndikumana. Leonce is a key supporter of AAAWE and has mentored many African women economists.
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Asiedu-Ofori Graduate Fellowship
The Asiedu-Ofori Fellowship provides a $500 grant to one AAAWE member whose MA or PhD thesis focuses on Gender and Development in Africa. The scholarship was established in memory of Jacob K. Asiedu and in honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Asiedu and Mrs. Victoria Owusua Ofori. Jacob and Elizabeth are parents of Elizabeth Asiedu and Victoria is Elizabeth’s aunt.
Gerth Graduate Fellowship
The Gerth Fellowship provides a $500 stipend to an AAAWE member pursuing a Masters degree in Economics or Agricultural Economics at a University in Africa. The scholarship was established in memory of Marjorie Gerth and in honor of Fred and Sharon Gerth. The scholarship is funded by the generous support of friends and family of the Gerths. The Gerths were Elizabeth Asiedu’s host parents when she was a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Yaw Agyekum and Akua Nyarko Graduate Fellowship
The Yaw Agyekum and Akua Nyarko Fellowship provides a $500 stipend to an African woman in a graduate program who is conducting research in Development Economics. The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Yaw Agyekum and Ms. Akua Nyarko, parents of Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong. Kwabena is a key supporter of AAAWE and has mentored many African women economists.