SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MSc. STUDIES TENABLE AT
THE UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM (TANZANIA)
2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), in conjunction with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) is implementing a project aiming at enhancing capacity on climate change in relation to vulnerability and resilience of
coastal ecosystems and communities with an explicit focus on coastal resource governance, community access, control and rights to coastal resources, participation in decision-making, and gender roles in coastal Tanzania and Zanzibar. The project is supported by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) under the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED).

The goal of the project is to promote people and ecosystems resilience to climate change and strengthen livelihoods in the coastal communities in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. The intended outcome is to promote adaptation to climate change and resilient livelihoods among coastal communities in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar through capacity development in higher education and research.

The Centre for Climate Change Studies (CCCS), University of Dar es Salaam is now accepting scholarship applications for MSc studies tenable at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). Twelve positions are tenable this academic year 2017/2018. The fellowship will cover tuition, stipend and field costs.

Applicants should be those who have admissions and/or interested to apply for Masters studies in climate change related programmes at the University of Dar es Salaam. It is also expected that they will undertake their dissertation work in climate change related fields in line with project goals.

Eligibility
1. Staff of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)
2. At least 2nd class Bachelors degree in any one of the following disciplines: natural sciences, environmental science, economics, social sciences and law
3. Highly motivated to develop a scientific career
4. Good scientific writing skills
5. Good methodological background in relevant scientific disciplines
6. Admission for Masters studies in climate change related programmes

How to Apply
Potential applicants are invited to submit application by email to [email protected] by 29th September 2017 at 4:00 pm.

All applicants should submit application letter, which state clearly the need for scholarship, attach CV, academic transcripts and concept note for prospective dissertation. The concept note should contain an outline of the rationale for the proposed study, a list of research questions or hypotheses, and outline of proposed methodological approach, a time schedule, and a list of expected outputs.