Is governance and development in Africa a thing you’re passionate about? Does the prospect of studying a PhD at a leading global university appeal to you? If yes, then, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has got two PhD scholarships available for any African nationals who are looking to complete their studies at SOAS – University of London.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships

The Centre of African Studies — as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation — offers 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals.
Focus areas for the PhD studentships are state capacities, governance, and bureaucracy for development. The breakdown of this may include “projects designed to understand public sector governance capabilities, political settlements, state-business relations, the governance of state-owned enterprises, the governance of development policy design and implementation, and so on.”
Main thematic areas the applications should be focused on, however, are the public sector [or state and civil service], on governance, as well as on development.
For an applicant to be considered for funding, [s]he first has to secure an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER for the PhD by applying directly to the SOAS Doctoral School. The deadline for submission of application is 31st March 2021. And as it takes 8 weeks to receive an offer of admission for PhD studies, be advised that it is best to apply for the PhD at least or before January 2021.
To learn more about this scholarship offer and apply for a slot, do visit the SOAS – University of London website.

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About the foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa.
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