2017 DFID REACH Postdoctoral African Fellowship in Hydro-Economics UK

REACH is giving Postdoctoral African Fellowship in hydro-economics funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). Applicants from Sub-Saharan African Countries are qualified to apply for this fellowship.

REACH target to generate improvements in water security for the poor by working at the interface of water security risk and poverty reduction research and practice, spanning across the themes of resource sustainability, inclusive services, and sustainable growth. It targets to improve water security for 5 million poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by 2022.

REACH is a global research program to improve water security for the poor by delivering world-class science that transforms policy and practice.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in hydro economics. The focus of this Fellowship aligns with the REACH Observatory, Sustaining Growth through Water Security.

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Scholarship Award: Funding:

  • Funding available for this project is subject to a maximum £60,000 for the entire period.
  • Funding requests cannot exceed this amount.
  • All budgets must not allocate more than 20% of direct costs to overheads. Per diems will not be permitted under the REACH funding agreement but travel costs will be covered such as accommodation, food, and others as per REACH guideline.

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be qualified for the scholarship:

  • These Fellowships are meant for early to mid-career academics and researchers. Applicants must be nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and should hold a PhD at the time of application. Applications from PhD candidates will not be considered. ‘Early to mid-career’ is defined as within 10 years of completion of a PhD at the time of application; however, career breaks can be taken into account and should be stated clearly in the CV.
  • REACH partners are eligible to be host institutions.

Each host institution must be able to demonstrate that it:

  • Have internal controls which gives reasonable assurance that the use of resources is consistent with all relevant laws, regulations, and award terms; and
  • Is able to safeguard resources against waste, loss, and misuse; and will obtain, maintain, and fairly disclose reliable data in reports.

Nationality: Applicants from Sub-Saharan African Countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: These Fellowships are meant for early to mid-career academics and researchers.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to show evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level needed by the University.

How to Apply: You will have to fill in the Application Form and Declaration from your host institution. You can download both documents below:

  • Application Form;
  • Declaration from Host Institution;

Once you are ready to submit, please upload both forms via this link.

The following documents will be needed as part of your proposal:

  • Description of proposed research (up to 4 A4 pages)
  • Career development plan (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Research into action (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Budget / Justification of resources requested
  • CVs (maximum two pages) for the Fellow and host institution supervisor
  • Letter of support from host institution/s expressing its intention to collaborate and endorsement of the proposed Fellowship, and the value of the proposed Fellowship. This should also include a declaration from host institution with the letter of support.
  • Letter of support from your nominated supervisor outlining their relationship to you, the role they have had in developing the proposal and their agreement to supervising you.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is September 11, 2017.

Scholarship Link

 

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