DEADLINE: 11 November 2018

The GreenMatter Fellowship brings together a cohort of dynamic, talented and committed biodiversity practitioners, with the objective of developing and unlocking their potential.

It affords participants the opportunity to fully engage in tackling biodiversity issues through their study and career paths, alongside peers who share in that commitment.

Applications are invited for GreenMatter Postgraduate Awards for Honours studies in South Africa. This round of applications is for Honours students who are starting study in the 2019 academic year. GreenMatter will provide funding for up to a maximum of ONE year.

As part of the 2018 Fellowship call, GreenMatter and partners are inviting applications for the following named award.

A GreenMatter postgraduate award provides holistic support in the form of:
a) a cash contribution towards costs of living, study fees, and research costs; and
b) the opportunity to access mentoring support, career guidance and platforms to engage in learning networks.

The 2018 Fellowship call is inviting applications for an award from the Eyethu Honours (Postgraduate Diploma and BTech Fourth Year also welcome)
1. Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust Honours ZAR 50,000

For students wanting to enroll at a South African University to commence Honours studies in 2019. This award is supported by the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust and GreenMatter. The cash bursary amount is ZAR 50,000 per year. The Honours coursework and proposed research topic must address GreenMatter Priority Skills Areas.

Mentoring and Networking

GreenMatter is part of a network of biodiversity experts working in industry, academia and the public sector. They recognise the importance of networking with peers and exposure to positive role models in supporting professional development. Fellowship participants will have access to various forums for networking and will be supported to identify a suitable mentor (if they do not already have one).

Mentoring relationships are most successful where they fulfill an identified need on the part of the mentee. Successful applicants will be provided with guidance on mentorship and GreenMatter will assist both parties in establishing realistic targets in terms of the nature and regularity of communication. However, once mentoring relationships have been established it is the responsibility of the mentor and mentee to commit to sustaining them. Mentees will be responsible for taking the initiative in setting up meetings with their mentor.

Are you eligible?
Applicants must be:

  • A national of South Africa;
  • In possession of an undergraduate Degree; or if in a 4 year degree, provide latest marks and letter from lecturer confirming such;
  • Seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme;
  • Able to motivate how your field of study aligns to the GreenMatter priority skill areas identified.

Please apply only if you are eligible.

Visit the GreenMatter ZA website for more information on the APPLICATION PROCESS