GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town 2025/2026

GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town 2025/2026

The GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at the University of Cape Town Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the GreenMatter Fellowship University of Cape Town: GreenMatter is an initiative that drives transformation in graduate-level skills for Biodiversity. It was co-founded by SANBI (the South African National Biodiversity Institute) and the Lewis Foundation led the development of a Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy (BHCDS), with the aim of producing specialist, research and management skills for all organisations with biodiversity mandates, objectives, interest or impact, in the context of skills shortages, the need for social transformation, and opportunities for growth and employment in the greening of the South African economy.

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Details of GreenMatter Fellowship  University of Cape Town

Field of Study

  • Agricultural extensionists with biodiversity specialism
  • Bioinformatics: ICT specialists and technicians with biodiversity skills
  • Curators of biodiversity collections
  • Ecologists: in marine, aquatic and terrestrial systems
  • EIA practitioners
  • Civil Engineers with biodiversity specialism
  • Lawyers with an environmental specialism
  • Geneticists: molecular biology with a specialisation in biodiversity conservation
  • GIS specialists and technicians
  • Human Capital Development: High-level biodiversity education and HCD specialists
  • Monitoring specialists, species protection officers and inspectors
  • Policy developers & analysts, urban & regional planners with biodiversity insight
  • Protected area managers
  • Resource economists with a biodiversity-related specialism
  • Social scientists specialising in environment, indigenous biodiversity knowledge
  • Social ecologists
  • Soil scientists
  • Statistical ecologists & modellers
  • Taxonomists
  • Wildlife veterinarians

GreenMatter Fellowship University of Cape Town Application Requirements

  • South African citizen (preferably)
  • Completed a Masters degree
  • Studying full-time towards a PhD qualification (NOT 2nd and 3rd-year studies)
  • Studying at the University of Cape Town
  • Studying within a field that aligns with the GreenMatter priority skill areas (as listed above)
  • Started studies in December 2019 or in 2020

GreenMatter Fellowship  University of Cape Town Application Procedures

  • Proof of South African Citizenship (ID document/ passport)
  • Academic record (certified copy) (if they are not available at the time of application, please provide your current marks and submit your final marks as soon as they are available)
  • Degree certificate (certified copy)
  • Honours certificate (certified copy)
  • Masters certificate (certified copy)
  • Thesis proposal
  • 2 x reference letters (1 academic reference and preferably 1 employer reference if applicable – if never been employed, a reference from voluntary work, or 2 academic references. Must relate to your application for this bursary and how you meet the selection criteria, outline your strengths, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, and identify your potential impact in the future) (referees can submit their references directly to janavi@greenmatter.co.za and moshadi@greenmatter.co.za if they prefer)
  • Curriculum Vitae (with details of any work or volunteer experiences)
  • Motivation letter explaining how your field of study aligns with the GreenMatter priority skill areas
  • Any extra documents to support your application

Closing Date: 15 July

Contact GreenMatter Office at the University of Cape Town for more details about the Fellowship and also check your status.

Please contact GreenMatter directly:

Email: janavi@greenmatter.co.za / moshadi@greenmatter.co.za

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