East Africa PhD Scholarships

East Africa PhD Scholarships

PhD Scholarships in East Africa: (Scholarship funding)- The Danish-East African research project, “People Speaking Back? Media, Empowerment and Democracy in East Africa (MEDIeA)”, funded by the Danish Development Agency (Danida), offers two full-time PhD scholarships (36 months) using ethnographic perspectives.

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One will be registered as a PhD student at University of Nairobi, the other at University of Dar es Salaam.

Funding follow provisions of Kenya and Tanzania universities.

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Africa PhD Scholarships – Objectives of the PhD

It is the general objective of the announced PhD scholarships to strengthen the overall research efforts of MEDIeA in Kenya and Tanzania.

The PhD students are expected to provide community based research which uncovers the synergies and communication relations between everyday life, media use, citizen engagement in social and political processes.

Africa PhD Scholarships – Who can apply?

We invite applications from students with an MA in social sciences or humanities and with experience in qualitative empirical research, preferably in the field of qualitative reception studies, media ethnigraphy and/or participatory communication studies.

Applicants should be prepared to work extended periods in the ‘field’, in close and prolonged cooperation with the non-governmental and community-based organisations selected as case studies by the MEDIeA team of senior researchers.

Applicants must be able to communicate in the relevant vernacular language, besides English, as well as demonstrate the necessary ’social’ abilities to do research based on a participant observation approach.

Finally, it would be beneficial if applicants also have experience with survey-based, quantitative research designs or equivalent qualifications.

For more information, see: East Africa PhD Scholarships Website