Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships Guidance Notes

Scholarship Information
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has generously provided SOAS with two scholarships per year for African students undertaking full‐time PhD programme in the field of Governance for Development in Africa. The scholarship provides for Fees for three years, and for accommodation and living cost for the first and third year only. We expect students to be on fieldwork during the second year, and to write the thesis in the third year in they country of origins.

Scholarship Criteria
Domicile/Residency: Applicants must be domiciled (or permanent residents)
in an African country. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates living in Sub‐Saharan Africa.

Eligible Programmes: PhD Programme (Full‐time) Research undertaken by
scholarship applicants must directly address or be applicable to the issue of Governance in Africa.

Assessment: Scholarship candidates will be assessed based on their intended research, academic merit and references. SOAS is committed to accepting only those scholarship candidates who can demonstrate an ability to complete a PhD within three, or at most, four years.

In order for your application to be processed quickly. including references. Alternatively. Section E Applications for scholarship funding are separate from applications to the School for a place of study.Application Form Section A Please provide your name and contact information. All scholarship candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application. Section B Please indicate your Admissions status. Please ensure that if you email your Section C Please enclose a comprehensive CV with the application. one‐sided A4 pages. Please feel free to email your Application Form. you also post your Application Form with original signature on the Declaration to the address CVs should be no longer than two. Section D Please explain how your intended research either directly addresses or may be applied to the issue of Governance in Africa. must be received by 30 June 2010. Referees should seal their letters in envelopes. please also provide your Admissions Reference Number. Essays must be no longer than two. one‐sided A4 pages. CV and Supporting Statement to Ms Angelica Baschiera at ab17@soas. Please provide two academic references with your application. Only complete applications will be accepted. The letters should be submitted to SOAS directly. separate reference letters are required for a Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship. Incomplete applications will not be considered for a scholarship. Other Information All applications. The references should be able to comment on your previous research/study and how your intended research is relevant to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholarship scheme. you may post your full application packet to: Ms Angelica Baschiera Coordinator Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance for Development in Africa Initiative SOAS Thornhaugh Street Russell Square London . The Advisory Panel expects to have made a final decision on the Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships by July 2010. Therefore.

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