GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town South Africa 2020 – 2021

ABOUT THE COMPANY – GREENMATTER

GreenMatter is an initiative that drives transformation in graduate-level skills for Biodiversity. It was co-founded by SANBI (the South African National Biodiversity Institute) and the Lewis Foundation led the development of a Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCDS), to produce specialist, research and management skills for all organisations with biodiversity mandates, objectives, interest or impact, in the context of skills shortages, the need for social transformation, and opportunities for growth and employment in the greening of the South African economy.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

GreenMatter will be awarding bursaries to Postgraduate students (Honours, Masters’ and PhD), to pursue their studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Students who commenced their studies either in December 2019 or in 2020, and are studying within one of the following skills areas in the biodiversity sector, as identified by GreenMatter, may apply:

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The bursary is renewable each year, based on satisfactory academic performance, up to a maximum of 3 years. The bursary amount is R90 000 per year and will provide coverage for the following:
1) Allowances for study fees, research costs and living expenses
2) Mentoring support, career guidance and platforms to engage in learning networks

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you have not received any feedback by 30 August 2020, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

The application must be done online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2ZSXP6

Students must download and read the GreenMatter Fellowship PhD Guidelines (.pdf) before applying.
Submit copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

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(Please note: documents must be named as follows: “Your initial and surname, document name” – eg. “J Abrahams, ID document”)
Completed application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by email to janavi@greenmatter.co.za AND moshadi@greenmatter.co.za

CLOSING DATE

15 July 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact GreenMatter directly:
Email: janavi@greenmatter.co.za / moshadi@greenmatter.co.za