Canon Collins Trust in partnership with Sol Plaatje Educational Project seeks to support exceptional individuals who are committed to social justice in Southern Africa and for whom a postgraduate qualification is an essential tool in working to create an open and just society.
Application Deadline: 9th August 2021 – Click here to apply
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Eligible applicants must:
be a resident national of South Africa, Namibia or Zimbabwe;
be applying for a full-time Masters of Commerce in Applied Development Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2022;
hold an honours’ level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 75%, or be in their final year of Honours study in the year of the application;
demonstrate a commitment to apply their skills and qualifications to advancing social justice, and promoting equitable economic development that realises socio-economic rights;
be available to undertake a 6-month paid internship at the Institute of Economic Justice immediately after completion of study.
The Canon Collins Scholarship for Economic Justice includes:
a contribution towards your costs for the duration of your study period (R60,000 per academic year);
a 6-month paid internship at the Institute for Economic Justice, a progressive economics think thank located in Johannesburg that works at the intersection of policy, research and advocacy to build a more just economy; and
an opportunity to enhance your networks, and strengthen your academic and leadership skills through organised events.