Leveraging Innovations in New Communities (LINC) Grants

2019 Alumna Manka’ah Yvonne Che and 2016 Alumna Natacha Agbahoungba provide moringa farming and education to 40 women, enabling them to tap into a booming agricultural market and combat malnutrition in their communities.

LINC grants provide small grants for Fellowship Alumni to pursue professional collaborations within the Fellowship’s Alumni Network. The purpose of the Leveraging Innovations in New Communities (LINC) Grant program is to facilitate deeper collaborative engagement between Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni across countries and cohorts.

2018 Alumni Chibuzor Agomuoh and Teslima Jallow seek to prevent election violence, in The Gambia by training youth activists.

Grants support Alumni to travel to each other’s countries or to collaborate virtually on joint projects or learning opportunities. Through LINC Grants, Fellowship Alumni can collaborate with each other and partner on projects of mutual interest. Examples of LINC Grant collaborations include joint service projects or trainings, job shadowing or mentoring arrangements, or joint research or teaching.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni from all cohort years are eligible for LINC Grants.  Applicants, collaborators, and collaboration activities must be based in Sub-Saharan Africa.  LINC-funded collaborations may not exceed four weeks.

Learn more about past LINC Grant projects.