Applications are invited from Africans interested in the areas of research to be carried out in Urban Engineering, and Water engineering for the 2013  Carnegie Corporation Postgraduate scholarships tenable in University of Cape Town, South Africa.
The Carnegie Corporation has provided the University of Cape Town with a grant to support individuals who would like to pursue a Doctoral degree, and who wish to seriously consider pursuing a career in academe in Africa. The intention is to develop a cohort of trainee academics and thereby contribute to growing the next generation of academics in order to strengthen higher education in Africa.
Applications are invited from candidates in the areas of research to be carried out in:
1. Urban Engineering, focused on the particular contribution that civil engineers might make to cities of the present and future, that may lie within the research areas of the more established sub-disciplines of transportation engineering, water engineering and others, but which may not be sufficiently addressed by these existing sub-disciplines alone.
2. Water Engineering, focused on hydraulic modelling and/or experimental investigation of dynamic leak behaviour in water distribution systems.
Worth of Awards

  • Each scholarship is valued at R150 000 per annum.
  • Renewal of the scholarship will be considered annually.
  • All renewals will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress, compliance with the conditions of award, and on the availability of funds.
  • For new PhD students, the scholarship may be renewed twice for a maximum study duration of three years.
  • Renewal for a student already registered for a PhD may be limited based on the number of years registered.

Applicants must qualify for PhD studies at the University of Cape Town.
Preference may be given to students who have already started PhD studies at the University of Cape Town
How to Apply

  • Successful candidates will be required to:

Indicate, via the letter of application, their understanding of the intent and purpose of the funding programme, as well as their desire to remain in academe in Africa;

  • Register for full-time PhD studies in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town;
  • Undertake substantive, but not excessive, teaching in the Civil Engineering undergraduate programme;
  • Enter into a formal Memorandum of Understanding with her/his supervisor (a pro-forma agreement is available on request);
  • Comply with the University‚Äôs approved policies, procedures and practices for the postgraduate sector.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • A letter of application.
  • A CV including details of any conference presentations and/or publications;
  • Academic transcripts of previous degrees, and
  • The names and contact details of 2 academic references who have taught or supervised the applicant

Enquiries and completed applications should be directed to:
Mrs Ayesha Dalwai
Phone: +27 21 650 2591
Email: [email protected] 2
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 22 March 2013
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