February 5, 2011

Carnegie Corporation Postgraduate Scholarships in Economics for African Candidates

Doctoral Scholarships in Economics

Course(s) Offered: Economics
Course Level: Graduate (PhD)
Provider: Carnegie Corporation
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The Carnegie Corporation in conjunction with the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is offering a number of Postgraduate Scholarships in Economics for qualified doctoral candidates.

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.

Eligibility
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.
Eligible groups
Citizens of sub-Saharan African countries may apply

Participating Institutions
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Fields of study
Scholarships are for doctoral level studies in Economics at UCT

Number of awards
Not specified - please inquire from sponsors / providers

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

Scholarship benefits
The scholarships are valued at R140000 per successful candidate

Method of Application
If you are interested in the scholarship award, visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and also to download relevant forms for completion and submission. Follow instructions as contained on the forms to submit them.

DEADLINES:
All applications, with supporting documents, must all be submitted on or before the 10th of February, 2011.

PLEASE NOTE:
Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students.

It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain's Devil's Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town.

UCT is very similar to the city of Cape Town: it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. It is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking.

Application Deadline: 10 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of South African Scholarships for Students

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