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DAAD/PLAAS Scholarships for Masters & Doctoral Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies 2020

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in collaboration with PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies) and Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA), is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, as part of the Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa programme. 

Application Deadlines: 

  • The PLAAS application deadline is 31st October 2019.
  • The DAAD application deadline is 30th November 2019.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

About the Award: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with the Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape (UWC), is offering in-country/in-region scholarships, within the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). This forms part of the Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA) programme funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (MBZ).

Field of Study: The programme supports those in subject areas with strong relevance to land governance/land management. We propose the following topic areas for scholarships:

  • Land tenure, including customary tenure, titling and land markets
  • Water, forestry, fisheries and ecosystems management
  • Farming systems, agricultural development and the rural non-farm economy
  • Agricultural investment and inclusive business models
  • Governance, policy frameworks and investment standards
  • Population, migration and urbanisation
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Agro-food systems, food prices and food security
  • Regional cooperation and integration and the agro-food system

Type: Masters

Eligibility: These scholarships are aimed at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers and university staff. Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Selection Criteria: For admission to the MPhil Research in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, applicants must have obtained an Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, history, economics, political science, agriculture, public administration, development studies, geographical and environmental studies). Students must demonstrate a good understanding of their chosen research topic and have research experience in one or more of the following themes – poverty, land and agrarian reform, rural development, and natural resources.

Number of Awards: DAAD offers up to 3 scholarships for Master studies and 3 scholarships for PhD studies at PLAAS for the intake 2020.

Value of Award:

Tuition fees
Study and research allowance
Printing allowance
Monthly Scholarship (Accommodation, Food etc.)
Travel allowance (In-Region only)
Insurance

Duration of Programme:The duration of the Master programme is two years, the duration of the PhD programme is three years, generally starting in May 2020.

How to Apply: 

  • The application process contains two steps. Your attention is drawn towards the two application deadlines.
  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK!

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