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PhD Scholarships for Research Project on Governing Nature based Solutions, Prospects for a Just Green Transition in Kenya

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PhD Scholarships for Research Project on Governing Nature based Solutions, Prospects for a Just Green Transition in Kenya

The University of Nairobi (UoN), in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), is pleased to announce the call for applications for three fully funded PhD scholarships under the project titled “Governing Nature Based Solutions: The prospects for a just green transition in Kenya” (JUCAN – Justice, Carbon, Nature).

Eligible candidates for the 3 PhD scholarships in the Governing Nature-Based Solutions Research Project must be Kenyan nationals possessing a documented master’s degree in fields such as Development Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Economics, Conservation Science, or related disciplines. Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in qualitative or quantitative research methods and exhibit a strong commitment to full-time engagement in the PhD study.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) is a renowned research-intensive institution known for its commitment to excellence and a vibrant research culture. With a strong reputation for impactful research relevant to the region, UoN values partnerships with industry and other significant organizations to maximize research outcomes. The university is dedicated to transferring research findings into practical applications, emphasizing the importance of research students in contributing to its standing.

Application Deadline: 10th May 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), and the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
  • Department: Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (UoN), Wangari Maathai Institute (UoN), Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) (UCPH)
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully Funded (including equipment and materials, fieldwork and operational costs, participation in international courses and conferences, monthly allowances for three years, and two times three-month stay in Denmark)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Nationality: Kenyan nationals
  • The award can be taken in the: Kenya

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Kenyan nationals
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Development Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Environmental governance, Natural Resource Management, Political Science, Political Ecology, Sociology, Economics, Conservation Science, Anthropology, or related studies
  • Admissible Criteria: Candidates must hold a documented master’s degree in the relevant field with proven research knowledge and skills/interest in qualitative or quantitative research methods. Full-time commitment to the PhD study and flexibility in collaborating with the JUCAN research team are required. Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Thuita Thenya ([email protected]) with cc to Iben Nathan ([email protected]) by the deadline of 10th May 2024 at 11pm:

  • Cover letter/Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of Bachelor and Master degree transcripts
  • Certified English translation of transcripts (if applicable)
  • Official explanation of grading system (if qualifications obtained from outside Kenyan Universities)
  • Two recommendation letters from academic referees
  • A maximum of two-page doctoral study concept relevant to the research project, including proposed title, background, problem statement, objectives, and indicative methodology related to one of the research questions (R1-4).

Benefits

Successful candidates will receive fully funded scholarships covering expenses for equipment, fieldwork, participation in courses and conferences, monthly allowances, and two three-month stays in Denmark. Enrolled PhD scholars will work closely with supervisors from UoN and UCPH or DIIS, with an option for obtaining a double degree. The scholarships are for three years, commencing in September 2024. Shortlisted applicants will undergo an academic assessment, followed by an oral interview and a written aptitude test.

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