Capsi Ph.D. Fellowship in the Non-profit Sector’s Contribution to African Economies

Capsi Ph.D. Fellowship in the Non-profit Sector’s Contribution to African Economies

The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School, with the support of the Mastercard Foundation, invites applications for Doctoral Fellowship on the Non-Profit Sector and its Contribution to African Economies project.

The aim of the PhD fellowship is to provide opportunities for young African doctoral students registered in African universities to participate in research on non-profit organisations and their contributions to African economies. The specific focus of the research project is ‘the creation of dignified and fulfilling work for young Africans by the non-profit sector’.

Doctoral students will be working on topics related to non-profit organisations and their contributions to African economies, particularly those focusing on dignified and fulfilling employment for young Africans. Successful applicants will work closely with Regional Research Leads paired with senior researchers in undertaking their research. Fellows will be selected in line with categories of youth marginality that the project is paying special attention to -gender, disability, geography, refugees and internally displaced persons, etc.

Applications are invited from doctoral students with an interest in the non-profit sector and its role in African economies. In the current call, only those from and focusing on the following countries will be prioritised: Burkina Faso, DRC, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Fellowship Programme, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as full time students in
    a relevant doctoral program at an African university focusing on themes and research aligned to the project.

  • Have research interest in the non-profit sector’s contributions to dignified and fulfilling work for African youth.

  • Demonstrate commitment to the program and the ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Be available to participate in the program for its entire duration.

  • Less than 35 years of age

  • In the first or second year of their PhD programme.

  • Be nationals of any of the countries listed above and conducting research on any of them or some of them.

    Subject Fields

    Social and behavioural sciences, including Economics, Development Studies, International Development, Non-profit or Philanthropic studies, Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, Management, Public Policy, History, Human Geography, or any development-related field.

    The research should strictly focus on the project’s main objective; The Contributions of Non-profit Sectors to African Economies with specific focus on Dignified and Fulfilling Work for the Youth.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Capsi Ph.D. Fellowship in the Non-profit Sector’s Contribution to African Economies

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