The Canon Collins Trust, in collaboration with the Sol Plaatje Educational Project, invites applications for postgraduate studies in South Africa in 2024. We will grant financing for up to two years for Masters programs and three years for PhD programs. The continuation of financing is contingent on successful development and academic reports.
In 2024, we will be making awards only to those studying in three areas:
1. Justice, which includes Climate Justice, Law, Economics and Politics
2. Education policy and practice
3. Humanities, which includes Literature, History, Anthropology and the Arts
Please only apply if your programme of study falls into one of these disciplines.
Interdisciplinary courses and doctoral studies may sometimes defy easy categorisation. Applicants are urged to use their judgement in assessing whether to apply. But applications that clearly do not fall within these areas (for example MBAs, medical sciences, sports sciences and applied sciences) will not be considered for an award.
In 2024, climate justice will be a priority. Climate Justice related scholarship applications may be in a science or applied science field as long as the application can demonstrate its relevance to climate justice related matters.
About Canon Collins
The Educational Trust for southern Africa was founded in 1981 by the British Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (BDAF), principally by Ethel de Keyser, director of BDAF and Canon John Collins, the founder of BDAF. After the passing of Canon Collins, the Trust was renamed the Canon Collins Educational Trust for southern Africa.
Benefits of Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships
In 2024, the value of the scholarship package will range from R20,000 to R100,000 depending on student circumstances. We support both full and part-time Masters and PhD level study at a South African university and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.
We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.
Requirements for Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarships Qualification
To be considered for a scholarship under this programme you must:
- Be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
- Be normally resident in one of the above countries
- Be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
- Be studying or applying to study at a South African university
Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Canon Collins on www.gapgrants.com to apply
We will open for applications on Friday 14th July 2023. The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on Tuesday, 29th August 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Please do not email us to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address. We will be interviewing shortlisted applicants in October/November 2023. We will let you know the outcome of your application in December 2023.
For more details, visit Canon Collins Trust website on https://canoncollins.org/scholarships/canon-collins-sol-plaatje-scholarships/