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Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) Postgraduate Scholarships For Young African Students

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Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) Postgraduate Scholarships For Young African Students

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Must independently secure university admission prior to the scholarship being awarded.
  3. The MSc or PhD thesis topic must be related to climate finance and approved by the SACFP Principal
    Investigator.
  4. 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.
  5. The student will be co-supervised by the SACFP Principal Investigator, in addition to an academic
    supervisor at the university.
  6. Preference will be given to SADC citizens and permanent residents.

Value

  • 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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Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

Are you working hard to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people? Does your organisation have ambitions to take those ideas and projects to the next level?

Theirworld can help you to unlock your potential. The Education Innovation Awards 2021 will help interesting and exciting programmes prepare to scale up and reach even more marginalised children and youth. Open to non-profits, NGOs and charities, the Awards will help five winners to build their skills and capacities through masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and £50,000 scale-ready grants.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Education Innovation Awards, your innovation must be:

  1. Registered as a nonprofit, NGO or charity
  2. At pilot stage with 200+ beneficiaries and 18+ months’ existence and some initial evidence of scaleup potential
  3. Working in, or planning to scale up to, one or more of the countries in which Theirworld is currently working: Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, or Uganda.
  4. Focused on an issue that falls under one or more of Theirworld’s three pillars:
    1. The best start in life – includes a healthy birth, and quality and inclusive early childhood education.
    2. A safe place to learn – means looking out for vulnerable children and youth, especially children in emergencies and conflict.
    3. Skills for the future – ensures all young people are ready to become engaged citizens able to participate meaningfully in society and the future of work.
  5. Reaching marginalised learners, such as people in poverty and/or refugee or displaced populations.

If your innovation does not meet the eligibility criteria, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on how you can stay in touch for future Awards.

Does it sound like your project would be a good fit? Applications are open now until 23:59 BST on 11 June 2021.  

How to apply

The process is super simple: 

  • Check your eligibility – 3 minutes.
  • Complete the application form, budget, and short video – 30-45 minutes.

For More Information:

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