Cenfri Bursary Programme

Bursary Details

In Cenfri’s quest to develop South African researchers for African development, they’re seeking intellectually curious postgraduate students who have a passion for real-world development.

Why don’t you join the journey? You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact through economic research in all areas of economic inclusion. You’ll do exciting applied analysis, engage with key stakeholders and play a role in achieving real-world impact and contributing to the fundamentals of welfare-enhancing digitalised economies.

Candidate Requirements

  • Being on track to enter a one-year, or your final year of a Masters-level qualification in economics or related fields
  • A strong interest in research-related activities and a passion for development
  • An overall GPA of 65% or higher, in the current or most recent academic year of enrolment at a higher education institution
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Good quantitative and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Stata and the analysis of household survey data (advantageous)
  • Employment Equity candidates 
  • In financial need
  • South African citizens

Bursary Inclusion

  • Financial support for your studies (tuition and a monthly stipend)
  • A dedicated mentor to guide you through the academic year
  • The opportunity to gain work experience while studying, through at least six weeks of paid internship time onsite at Cenfri’s offices in Durbanville and through remote work
  • Good prospects to join our team of research analysts full-time after graduation and on successful completion of the programme
See also  Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship Programme

How to Apply