Makhanda Circle of Unity Scholarship 2021

2021 PhD Scholarship Offer
2021 PhD Scholarship Offer

The Makhanda Circle of Unity Scholarship has been established by the Makhanda Circle of Unity Forum for the fulfillment of an inclusive and purposeful approach for the socio-economic development of Makhanda and its surroundings, which aims to bring together all relevant and interested voices, communities, and stakeholders in a spirit of problem-solving, partnership and civic participation.

Applications are invited from academically strong candidates who intend to register for a PhD degree (full-time in attendance) in 2021.

Value: R120 000


Applicants must be residents of the Sarah Baartman District*

The area of research must be in one of the following seven areas of focus by the CoU:

  1. Process Cluster: To develop a constitutive framework for the Forum. This includes the basis for consensus building and to formalise structures and provide for a governance system;
  2. Accountability Cluster: To address monitoring and reporting for citizenship campaigns and to improve citizens monitoring and oversight over the municipality;
  3. Local Economic Development Cluster: To enable an effective marketplace for ideas, products and services and find the best options for job creation;
  4. Community Engagement and Marketing Cluster: To create and sustain platforms for messaging, promotion of cohesion, Makhanda brand development, and community involvement;
  5. Safety and Security Cluster: To focus focuses on bylaws, prevention, and education;
  6. Education Cluster: To strengthen Makhanda as the heartland for education, creativity, and tourism.
  7. Food Security Cluster: The Mission of MCUFSC is to support individuals and communities with projects to achieve food security.  Good listening and promoting local leadership is a cornerstone for this mission.  

Closing date: 11 December 2020

Applications process: The application must include the following:

  • Covering letter of motivation which needs to include the area of the proposed research relevant to one of the seven points outlined above;
  • Academic CV, academic Transcript of UG and PG course history;

Completed applications (single PDF) to be emailed to:

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered