GreenMatter Fellowships

The GreenMatter Fellowship is designed to connect a community of outstanding champions, leaders and advocates who contribute positively towards managing and maintaining our South Africa’s biodiversity.

The Fellowship is unique in that it offers a range of development opportunities and welcomes graduates, young professionals and established leaders from all walks of life. It emphasises camaraderie, community and peer learning, while encouraging individual excellence.

Applications are invited for:

Cash awards of R40 000 per year for study at Masters level and R 90 000 per year for study at PhD level. Financial support is complemented by networking, mentoring and structured professional development opportunities.

Are you eligible?
 To apply under this programme you must be:

  • A citizen of South Africa
  • Normally resident in South Africa
  • In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Seeking funding for a full or part-time Masters or doctoral programme at a South African higher education institute
  • Pursuing a field of study aligned to GreenMatter’s priority skill areas.

Please read the PDF iconPostgraduate Bursaries Guidance Notes for more details.

All applicants will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to the sector and to articulate how their field of study relates to our priority skills.

All eligible applicants will be also considered for these named awards:

  • The Mapula Award: for students wanting to enrol at Stellenbosch University to commence PhD studies in 2015. The successful candidate will be based at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology with field work focused primarily on the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The aim is to develop a protocol for assessing the success of a Biosphere Reserve in terms of its various zones and their increasing land use intensity away from the core. The cash bursary amount is ZAR 90,000 per year.
  • The Crossley-UCT Award: for students enrolling at the University of Cape Town to commence PhD studies in 2015. The cash bursary amount is R150 000 per year.
  • The Crossley-Stellenbosch Award: for students enrolling at Stellenbosch University to commence PhD studies in 2015. The cash bursary amount is R150 000 per year.

GreenMatter has a strong transformation agenda and encourages applications from black South African candidates.

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