PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund(RSIF) PhD Scholarships

PASET-RSIF, Africa’s first Pan African Fund to support doctoral training, research and innovation, announces a Call for PhD funding. This is the third RSIF Call for PhD Students (available here:

This opportunity is provided by the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (, the flagship programme of the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET). An initiative by African governments, PASET aims to address fundamental gaps in skills and knowledge necessary for long-term, sustained economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Within this context, the goal of RSIF is to support PhD training, research and innovation, to boost technical and scientific capacity for the advancement and use of transformative technologies to tackle the continent’s most pressing challenges.

RSIF incorporates a network of 11 African Host Universities (AHUs); competitively and rigorously selected universities, research institutes or centres based in Africa that offer a PhD programme in any one of thematic areas identified by PASET as priority economic sectors for growth and development in Africa. These include: information communication technologies (ICTs), including big data and artificial intelligence; food security and agribusiness; minerals, mining and materials engineering; energy including renewables; and climate change. Moreover, RSIF gives priority to women applicants and young African faculty to build Africa’s capacity for capacity building.

This is the third RSIF Call for PhD Students (available here:

For more information contact:

RSIF Regional Coordination Unit