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University of Cape Town Power Sector Investment and Market Transitions in Africa PhD Scholarship 2021

Applications are invited for the above scholarship.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2020

About the Award: 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 PhD programme

PhD students in the Power Futures Lab at the Graduate
School of Business (GSB) 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.

Type: PhD

Eligibility: 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.

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

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: The scholarship’s of value is R283,000 for the 2021 academic year, and may be renewed for a further two years, depending on satisfactory progress. Further research stipends may also be available.

How to Apply: Applications should include a covering letter on their academic achievements motivation to undertake fulltime PhD research and the rationale for their choice of research topic, and should include their academic transcripts as well as their CV and the names and contacts of three referees who can attest to their academic and research abilities and character.

Applications may be sent to Fazlin Harribi: [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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