Application for the Centre of African Studies GDAI-PhD Positions for African Students in UK – 2021/2022. Entry is now open at the SOAS, University of London in UK.
The grant is designed for African nationals to undertake PhD research programme. The research program is focused on the area of state capacities, governance, and bureaucracy for development. Successful applicants will receive fees for three years and an annual bursary of £16.000 per year. The scholarship also covers visa costs, HIS and TB (if undertaken), provided receipts are submitted to the Centre of African Studies office.
The Centre of African Studies & SOAS in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
GDAI-PHD POSITIONS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Applicants from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Mo Ibrahim foundation grant. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Award is awarded in the field of Governance for Development in Africa.
- Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eligible Programmes: PhD Programme (full-time) research undertaken by scholarship applicants must directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa.
- In order to be considered for the opportunity , firstly applicants secure an unconditional offer for the PhD by applying directly to the SOAS Doctoral School.
- Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2016. If their offer is conditional on English, they have to arrange their English test and ensure they meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
GDAI-PHD POSITIONS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Application must include:
- You must submit the following documents: complete application form, a copy of the unconditional offer received from SOAS admissions office, CV (please include your email address), 2 pages max statement outlining knowledge and interest in governance-related issues, Your research proposal (as sent to the SOAS Admissions Office).
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before March 31, 2021 will be considered.
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