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Agroecology Scholarship Opportunity for 2022 Masters Students in Development Studies

Biowatch Agroecology Scholarship

Post-graduate Studies in Agroecology

Biowatch South Africa is delighted to announce a call for applications for the Biowatch Agroecology Scholarship, aimed at studies to deepen understanding of agroecology, including its science, practices and social movements.

Students interested in pursuing their Masters in Agroecology are invited to apply for studies starting in 2022. Applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of a SADC country. Applicants should hold suitable post-graduate degrees in the fields of agricultural studies, anthropology, environmental science, development studies, sociology, botany, law, or related fields, with a minimum of 65% achieved in their Honours degree.

The Scholarship

       The recipient must be registered full-time in the Masters programme at the University of Cape Town (UCT) or the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

       The recipient will be required to join the SARChI Bio-economy research team in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science in the case of UCT and Development Studies in the case of UKZN.

       The recipient will be required to complete a one week internship at Biowatch.

Financial Support Provided

       Funding is for 1 year, but may be renewed for a second year subject to good progress and demonstrated financial need.


Amount per annum

Duration of support


R50 000.00

1 year

Recipient Eligibility

       The recipient must be in the first year of their Masters study.

       The recipient may not hold full-time employment concurrently.

       Citizen or permanent resident of a SADC country

       Preference will be given to black applicants who can demonstrate financial need.

Application Procedure

Please send your CV, a 500-word letter of motivation, a concept note describing your research topic and the names and contact details of two referees to Fahdelah Hartley at by 31 October 2021. Please also note whether you will be registering at UCT or UKZN.

Applicants will need to apply separately for Masters study to both the University of Cape Town and to the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The scholarship is subject to acceptance of the candidate for Masters study at one of these institutions.

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Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021
By Mvuselelo Ngcoya
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