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Fully funded TRAJECTS Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships 2021

Application is now ongoing for Master and Ph.D. Scholarships at TRAJECTS, The Transnational Centre for Just Transitions in Energy, Climate, and Sustainability.

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TRAJECTS is a DAAD-funded project that seeks to create and/or strengthen research and teaching capacities on Just Transitions in Energy, Climate, and Sustainability, especially in the Global South.

Trajects Master and Ph.D. scholarship

Within this framework, Master’s scholarships aim to strengthen the research capacity of our partners in the Global South and to increase the number of students contributing to research questions relevant for TRAJECTS as well as their individual interests and future careers.

Similarly, Ph.D. scholarships aim to strengthen the research capacity of our partners in the Global South and generate long-term local capacity to deal with academic and practical questions related to Transitions to Sustainability.

Eligibility

Master

  • Last degree certificate must not be older than six years when applying for the scholarship
  • Enrolment as Master student at UMS/ UCT/ UNAL
  • Newly enrolled or 1st-semester student at the beginning of the funding period – funding granted initially for max 4 semesters and max. until the end of the 4th semester (subject to a semesterly check of academic achievement)
  • Exceptional cases of funding of students in the 2nd or higher semester at the beginning of the funding period can be considered (subject to the decision of the scholarship committee)
  • Exceptional cases of funding beyond the end of the 4th semester can be considered (subject to decision of the scholarship committee)

PhD

  • English language proficiency
  • Last degree certificate should not be older than six years when applying for the scholarship
  • Acceptance/Enrolment as PhD student at UCT/ UNAL
  • Newly enrolled or 1st year PhD student at the beginning of the funding period – funding granted initially for max 6 semesters and max. until the end of the 6th semester (subject to a yearly check of academic achievement).

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  • Exceptional cases of funding of students in the 2nd or higher year of PhD studies at the beginning of the funding period can be considered (start max. three years ago and subject to the decision of scholarship committee).
  • Exceptional cases of funding beyond the end of the 6th semester can be considered (Subject to the decision of scholarship committee).

Selection Criteria

Shortlisted candidates, will be invited to participate in a digital interview with members of the scholarship committee. The interviews will be conducted per host institution in the respective local language. Other eligible, but not short-listed candidates will be transferred to a reserve list. After the interviews, the scholarship committee will select 10 candidates for a TRAJECTS Master scholarship.

All applicants will be informed by email: Candidates will be nominated; ineligible applicants will be rejected and applicants on the reserve list will be informed about their status. If a candidate does not accept a scholarship, the next person on the reserve list will be nominated.

Eligible countries: African countries

Scholarship Reward

Masters

  • Monthly allowance: Monthly stipend of 400.- Euro for maximum of 2 years (24 months), starting earliest on January 1st 2022, ending latest on December 31st 2023.
  • Travel costs: Limited funds of in total 2.500.- EUR per cohort and year are available for Master candidates coming from third countries to support international travel between the home and the host country. Travel costs will be paid based on real costs up to a budget limit per eligible grantee to be calculated depending on the number of eligible grantees.
  • Individual Material Expenditure Allowance for Research: Real costs up to the budget limit of 500,- EUR per Master grantee (for the whole funding period of 24 months).

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PhD

  • Monthly allowance: Monthly stipend of 500 Euro for maximum 3 years (36 months), starting earliest on January 1st 2022, ending latest on December 31st 2024.
  • Travel costs: For PhD candidates coming from third countries funds are available to support international travel between the home and the host country, costs for visa and/or health insurance. Travel costs will be paid based on real costs up to a budget limit per eligible grantee to be calculated depending on the number of eligible grantees.
  • Family support: Limited funds are available for PhD candidates coming from third countries to support accompanying children. Only children for whom the grantee does not receive national child benefits are eligible for this funding. Max. allowance: 204,-EUR/child/month – amount subject to availability of funds.
  • Individual Material Expenditure Allowance for Research: Real costs up to the budget limit of 2.000,- EUR per PhD grantee (for the whole funding period of 36 months).

Location

The master’s scholarships will be provided at TRAJECTS main hub Universidad Nacional de Colombia UNAL (6 scholarships), the African sister hub University of Cape Town UCT (12 scholarships), and the implementing partner Universidad del Magdalena UMS (12 scholarships).

The Ph.D. scholarships will be provided at TRAJECTS main hub Universidad Nacional de Colombia UNAL (2022-24: 6 scholarships; 2023-25: 6 scholarships) and the African sister hub University of Cape Town UCT (2022-24: 2 scholarships; 2023-25: 2 scholarships).

Number of Scholarships

During TRAJECTS (2021-2025), we expect to support:

  • 30 scholarships for Master students with a duration of two years, divided into three cohorts in the duration of the project: 1st cohort 2022-23, 2nd cohort 2023-24, 3rd cohort 2024-25. In each cohort, 10 students will be funded.
  • 16 scholarships for PhD students with a duration of three years, divided into two fully-funded PhD cohorts in the duration of the project: 1st cohort 2022-24, 2nd cohort 2023-25.

How to apply

APPLY HERE for Master Scholarships

APPLY HERE for Ph.D. Scholarships

Visit TRAJECTS Master and Ph.D. Scholarships Webpage for Details

Application Deadline

  • The Master’s Scholarship is open until 5th November 2021
  • The PhD Scholarship is open until 30th November 2021

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