IE University Announces Gurus and Griots Fellowship for African and Afro-descendent Leaders

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The yearlong program aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia.

Applications are now open for IE University’s premier Gurus and Griots fellowship program, a selective, cohort-based fellowship hosted by the IE Africa Center that puts African and Afro-descendent leaders front and center as educators and representatives of IE University.

The yearlong program – which aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia – will address global challenges and help develop and showcase the unique perspectives of the fellows, incorporating their work into the IE University ecosystem. The group of fellows will be divided into practitioners – the gurus with influential ideas or business theories – and academic innovators – the griots who focus on scholarly research and take their name from Africa’s storytellers, poets, and musicians, who known to carry a wealth of tradition.

Individuals can apply online here through February 21, 2021.

A selection committee will choose six fellows based on academic, professional, and personal credentials, as well as, in some cases, IE’s anticipated faculty needs.

 The program will run from March 2021-December 2021.

Link to the Official Website: https://www.ie.edu/university/news-events/news/ie-university-announces-gurus-griots-fellowship-african-afro-descendent-leaders/

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