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AWHF Professional Immersion Fellowship

AWHF Professional Immersion Fellowship 2021

Country: Africa
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Applications are open for AWHF Professional Immersion Fellowship 2021. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) announces the Professional Immersion Fellowship to support African Heritage Practitioners, Academics, Site Managers and Young professionals in the field of natural and cultural heritage. The fellowship aims at supporting an African Professional to implement short term projects which focus on improving the state of conservation and sustainability of World Heritage properties in Africa.


  • The Professional Immersion Fellowship will only cover direct costs related to the project activities.
  • Applicants should provide a detailed budget not exceeding USD 10,000 as the contribution of AWHF. The Funds cannot be used to purchase equipment (customers/laptops, cameras, field equipment), pay salaries and consultancy fees among others.
  • Applicants should indicate any other financial or in-kind contributions to the project.


Eligibility for AWHF Professional Immersion Fellowship are as follows

  • The applicant should be a citizen of any African country.
  • Project activities are restricted to African World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO.
  • Project proposals MUST address challenges affecting the State of Conservation of selected World Heritage property. Projects addressing conservation and sustainability issused raised in the State of Conservation (SoC) reports and the decisions made by the World Heritage Committee will have added advantage.
  • Site Managers, Youths, Heritage Professional in Acadmic and Practioners involved in the management and protection of World Heritage Sites are encouraged to apply.
  • The application must be approved by the Head/Director of institution/organization accompanied by a cover letter from institution designated as responsible for World Heritage Sites (World Heritage Focal point) endorsing the project.

Evaluation Criteria

All applications will be assessed before the final decision is made. The assessment will be based on the following

  • Relevance and contribution of the project to conservation challenges and sustainability at a World Heritage property in Africa.
  • Quality of project design and use of innovative and cost-effective approaches.
  • Clearly articulated, realistic, and measurable outcomes.
  • Level of stakeholders’ involvement and participation.
  • Accurate and realistic budget.
  • Confirmation of support or co-funding mechanisms.

For more information on the call please click here and click here for the English Application form 


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline12 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe African World Heritage Fund (AWHF)



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