The University of Zambia (UNZA) through its collaborative research project with the University of Dar es saalam and Kibabi University titled “Strengthening In-service Teacher Mentorship and Support”, invites applications for a research funding scholarship from qualified PhD candidates studying at the University of Zambia. The project scholarship is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Candidates should be already enrolled for their doctoral studies at the University of Zambia in the field of Education and focusing on teacher mentorship and support. candidates researching on teacher mentorship and support through professional development for Mathematics teachers can also apply.
- Applicants must have completed their proposal in readiness for data production or are in the process of preparing a research proposal. Applicant must submit a research proposal that demonstrates interdisciplinary methodological skills and relevant to the project, particularly mentorship and support professional development for Mathematics teachers.
- Applicants should suitably be qualified citizens of Zambia regardless of ethnicity, age, disability and gender. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
- Both self-sponsored and sponsored candidates are eligible to apply for the research funds.
Applicants should submit the following:
- A recommendation letter preferably from a PhD supervisor in the field of education.
- A short proposal (maximum 5 pages) describing the candidate’s proposed PhD research, and
- A 2 pages CV.
Submissions should be made electronically to the Co-Project Principal Investigator: email@example.com. Application Deadline is 30th September, 2021 at 23:59 Hours.
Selection process and Scholarship amount
Proposals will be selected based on the alignment of the proposed research with the project themes. Successful candidates will be notified about the outcomes of their applications by mid- October 2021. Successful candidates will receive a total of K136, 316.63 scholarship fund to cover fieldwork and other expenses in support of their PhD theses over a period of 12 months. Only two successful applicants will be awarded the research funding.
For further inquiries contact:
Prof. Gistered Muleya
Co- Project Principal Investigator
University of Zambia (UNZA)
Mobile phone: +260955880181