Application Deadline: 30 November 2020
The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) invites postgraduates to apply for scholarships that will begin in February 2021. The call for scholarships seeks to offer 4 postgraduate students to undertake postgraduate researched-based degrees focused on climate finance.
The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) is a multi-country, knowledge- sharing and capacity enhancement platform for southern African countries seeking to access catalytic sources of international climate finance in order to mobilise investments into low-emissions, climate resilient development in the region. The SACFP began in 2016 and has steadily grown into a community of practice for climate finance practitioners seeking to drive innovation through shared learning.
The SACFP is facilitated by SouthSouthNorth (SSN), a South African based non-profit company, and the third phase of the programme (2020-2023) is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The SACFP is offering scholarships to 4 postgraduate students to undertake postgraduate researchbased degrees focused on climate finance.
Conditions for the scholarship awards:
- Completed an Honours and/or Masters degree in related fields such as economics, natural resources
management, finance, geography, or development studies within the last 5 years.
- Must independently secure university admission prior to the scholarship being awarded.
- The MSc or PhD thesis topic must be related to climate finance and approved by the SACFP Principal
- A minimum research output of two publications from the PhD candidate, and at least 1 publication
from the Master’s candidates to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
- The student will be co-supervised by the SACFP Principal Investigator, in addition to an academic
supervisor at the university.
- Preference will be given to SADC citizens and permanent residents.
- The value of the master’s scholarship award is ZAR 117 000 pp/pa. The PhD scholarship award will be calculated based on the eligible expenses of the field of study. The scholarship will run for 2 years for Masters candidates and 3 years for PhD candidates starting in February 2021.
How to apply:
To apply for the scholarships, please complete this Google Form. Only applications received via the google form will be considered. The following documents are required:
• A comprehensive CV showing previous research experience.
• A motivation letter explaining why you want to join the programme and your research interests.
• Up to two reference letters with a preference for at least one letter to be from an academic.
Closing date for applications is midnight (11:59 pm Central African Time) 30 November 2020. The projectreserves the right not to make an award(s).
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