HEARD’s Scholarship Programme aims to emphasise the mastery of quantitative and qualitative methods for understanding policy problems and for devising, evaluating and/or implementing policy solutions. The aim of providing PhD scholarships is to produce expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy making organisations in Africa.

Under the supervision of Professor Nana Poku and with the generous support of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, HEARD is offering up to five PhD Research Scholarships (full time) in any of the following key areas of strategic focus commencing in February 2017:

Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply. Applications close 31 October 2016.