Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC)
With CHADET's support, over 20.000 marginalized girls in Ethiopia are enrolled in quality education and have been prevented from common risks factors as early marriage, street life and domestic labour.
Millions of households in Ethiopia live in severe poverty. CHADET supports families in rural areas to engage in income generating activities.
Invitation to a Doctoral Scholarship
A research team, based at the University of Brighton (BoU) in the UK, CHADET and Addis Ababa University, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will study youth uncertainty and vulnerability in some selected rural and urban areas of Ethiopia and Nepal. The overall aim of the research is to generate new knowledge about how street connected youth perceive, navigate, negotiate and respond to uncertainty and how this may affect their pathways out of poverty. It will also assess youth strategies in the face of uncertainty and their resilience in the face of risk and vulnerability. This is expected to inform local support and, in turn, national/international policy on sustainable routes out of poverty, and how these might be replicated and scaled up. The research will inform the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals. The research methodology will compile new forms of visual evidence and narratives of young people’s indigenous knowledge which will contribute to a better understanding of uncertainty in young people’s complex lives and inform interventions and policies to address extreme youth poverty.
Description: The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit a competent PhD student who has the stamina to withstand the rigor of a postgraduate training. The student will be registered full-time in a doctoral degree programme at the University of Brighton, UK. The programme is research-based and the student is required to learn how to initiate, plan and conduct original research on the theme of the research project mentioned above.
Value: Offered for a total of three years at a value of 5,000 UK Pound Sterling per year, plus s/he has her/his tuition fees waived.
Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who meets the following two sets of criteria.A. A candidate who:
- is an Ethiopian citizen, permanent resident; 2) genuinely interested in the theme of the research project; and 3) has a graduate degree in social anthropology, social work, sociology or human geography.
- MA/MSc degree; 2) A graduate GPA of at least 3.7 (on a scale of 4); 3) MA/MSc Thesis grade: Excellent;
3) Should pass the English proficiency test of the BoU; 4) do a scholarly presentation to the research team upon request; 5) Submit a cover letter; updated CV (3 pages max); 6) a personal statement with rationale for doctoral study (5 pages max); 7) two letters of reference of which one of them is from her/his academic supervisor.
Those who are eligible can send their complete applications (PDF format) to the following email address: Email: email@example.com. up until the 31st of July 2016 at 5:00pm (local time).
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
NB: A candidate will be selected through a rigorous process and based on a demonstrated capacity to undertake significant research in the thematic area of the research project described above. Review of completed applications will be made and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia International Banking Division
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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