GreenMatter Fellowship Awards

Organisation: GreenMatter
Application deadline: 29 August 2014
Location: South Africa
Website/further information: GreenMatter Fellowship Awards

Description: The Call for Applications for the 2015 GreenMatter Fellowship Awards are now open.

The GreenMatter Fellowship is designed to connect a community of outstanding champions, leaders and advocates who contribute positively towards managing and maintaining our country’s biodiversity.
The Fellowship is unique in that it offers a range of development opportunities and welcomes graduates, young professionals and established leaders from all walks of life. It emphasises camaraderie, community and peer learning, while encouraging individual excellence. Financial support is complemented by networking, mentoring and structured professional development opportunities.
Applications are invited for Postgraduate SupportThe GreenMatter Fellowship currently offers postgraduate development awards up to the value of R150 000 per annum, which comprises R40 000 pa for Masters (up to 2 years) and R90 000 pa for PhDs (up to 3 years), including 2 skills development contact sessions in the first year. Applicants can either already be enrolled in their course or commencing study in 2015.
Applications are invited in the following priority skill areas:

Agricultural Extensionists with biodiversity specialism Geneticists: molecular biology with a specialisation in biodiversity conservation Biosphere Reserve and Protected Area Managers
Curators (biodiversity collections) GIS specialists and technicians Resource Economists with biodiversity related specialism
Ecologists: esp. in marine but also aquatic and terrestrial systems Human Capital Development: High level biodiversity education and HCD specialists Bioinformatics: ICT specialists and technicians with biodiversity skills
EIA practitioners Lawyers with environmental specialism Social Ecologists
Engineers with environmental/biodiversity specialism (incl civil) Monitoring Specialists, species protection and inspectors Soil Scientists
Social Scientists specialising in environment, indigenous biodiversity knowledge Policy Developers and Analysts, urban and regional planners with biodiversity insight Statistical Ecologist & Modellers
Taxonomists Wildlife Veterinarians  
GreenMatter has a strong transformation agenda and is looking to support black South African candidates where possible.
All eligible applicants will be also considered for these named awards:

  • The Crossley-UCT Award: for students enrolling at the University of Cape Town to commence PhD studies in 2015. The cash bursary amount is R150 000 per annum.
  • The Crossley-Stellenbosch Award: for students enrolling at Stellenbosch University to commence PhD studies in 2015. The cash bursary amount is R150 000 per annum.
  • The Mapula Award: for students wanting to enrol at Stellenbosch Univeristy to commence PhD studies in 2015. The successful candidate will be based at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology with field work focused primarily on the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The aim is to develop a protocol for assessing the success of a Biosphere Reserve in terms of its various zones and their increasing land use intensity away from the core. The cash bursary amount is R90 000 per annum.
GreenMatter is targeting a range of priority skills areas and is asking applicants to articulate how their work relates to national imperatives.
The GreenMatter Fellowship awards are administered by the Canon Collins Trust. For more information on the awards, application forms, criteria and guidelines please visit the GreenMatter Fellowship page on the Canon Collins Trust website.
The deadline for applications is Friday 29 August 2014.