IE University Gurus and Griots Fellowship for Africans 2021

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.

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.

According to IE University President Santiago Iñiguez, “IE University is a global university that values not only equity but also practicality. Weaving the insights and accomplishments of African and Afro-descendant experts and academics into the heart of tour educational experience is not only their responsibility as educators but an opportunity to advance a new model of learning.”

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


This fellowship is open to descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia.

Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: February 21, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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