Apply Now | Power Sector Investment and Market Transitions in Africa Ph.D. Scholarship 2021

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DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

Applications are invited for the Power Sector Investment and Market Transitions in Africa PhD Scholarship. Ph.D. students in the Power Futures Lab at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) are invited to conduct full-time research in one of these following areas:

1) Chinese investments in the power sector in Africa; or
2) Distributed energy resources and power market transitions in Africa.

The successful candidate must comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices for post-graduate study and need to apply for full-time PhD study through the standard processes for acceptance onto the GSB’s Ph.D. programme

Scholarship Value: The scholarship’s of value is R283,000  (approximately USD $16,500) for the 2021 academic year. The scholarship may be renewed for an additional two years, depending on the applicant’s progress. Additionally, research stipends may also be available.

Eligibility Request: Applicants should have a first-class academic record, a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline, and will also have to demonstrate their ability and commitment to independent research within in a small and diverse team.

Documents Needed: Applicants will need to provide a cover letter describing their academic achievements, as well as their motivation to undertake full-time Ph.D. research. Applicants will also need to provide the rationale for their choice of research topic, and should include their academic transcripts as well as their CV (resume) and the names and contacts of three referees who can attest to their academic and research abilities and character.

Preference will be given to black South African students, although all eligible and complete application will be considered by the Director of the Power Futures Lab.

In order to apply email Fazlin Harribi at

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