Author Topic: Carnegie Corporation's Postgraduate Scholarships in Economics for Africans  (Read 845 times)


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The Scholarships are funded by the Carnegie Corporation and form part of a grant established to recruit and support individuals who have an intention to remain in academia. The intention is to develop a cohort of trainee academics and thereby contribute to growing the next generation of academics in order to strengthen higher education in Africa.

Applications are invited from candidates who have achieved a Master’s degree, who will register or are recently registered for the Doctoral degree in Economics.

Successful candidates will be required to:
•   register for full-time Doctoral study in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town;
•   comply with the approved policies, procedures and practices for the postgraduate sector;
•   and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with her/his supervisor and adhere to the plans and agreements therein.

Value and Tenure: The scholarships are valued at R140000

The tenure of the scholarships is for two years. Renewal for the second year is contingent on satisfactory academic progress.

Academic Criteria:
Applicants must:
•   have graduated with a Master’s degree in the relevant area
•   be interested in going into academia upon the completion of their PhD degree;
•   be from Africa;

Application Requirements:
•   a letter of application;
•   a CV;
•   academic transcripts (no certificates)
•   the names and contact details of 2 academic references; and
•   a letter of support by the prospective or current supervisor

Selection Processes: Selection will be made by a sub-committee of academics in the School of Economics.

The closing date for applications is 10 February 2011.

Please direct all enquiries and/or send all the required application documents to

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