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FELLOWSHIPS: The GreenMatter Postgraduate Fellowship 2017 - 7 November 2016

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 for Postgraduate Support

The GreenMatter Postgraduate Fellowship 2017, supported by the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust currently offers postgraduate development awards which comprises R50 000 pa for Honours (up to 1 year) and R 70 000 pa for Masters (up to 2 years), including 2 skills development contact sessions in the first year. Applicants can either already be enrolled in their course or commencing study in 2017.

Applications close 7th November 2016.


 Applications are invited in the following priority skill areas:

Agricultural Extensionists with biodiversity specialism

Geneticist - 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 officers and inspectors

Soil scientists

Social scientists specialising in environment, indigenous biodiversity knowledge

Policy developers & analysts, urban & regional planners with biodiversity insight

Statistical ecologists & Modellers


Wildlife Veterinarians


 All eligible applicants will also be considered for this award:

GreenMatter PhD bursary opportunity is also available for students enrolling to commence PhD studies in 2017. The bursary amount is ZAR 90,000 per year.

GreenMatter has a strong transformation agenda and is looking to support black South African candidates where possible.

GreenMatter is targeting a range of priority skills and is asking applicants to articulate how their work relates to our priority skills.


Eligibility Criteria:


  • South African citizens; and
  • In possession of a relevant undergraduate degree in applying for an Honours bursary; or
  • In possession of a relevant Honours’ Degree if applying for a Masters bursary; or
  • In possession of a relevant Masters’ Degree if applying for a PhD bursary; and
  • Able to motivate how your field of study aligns to the GreenMatter priority skill areas identified.


Click here to download the guidelines and to access the application form for the Honours Bursary


Click here to download the guidelines and to access the application form for the Master’s and PhD Bursary.

The deadline for applications is Monday the 7th of November 2016.

Applications received late will not be considered.

This is a highly competitive process and only a small number of awards are available.

Applications for GreenMatter Fellowship Professional Development will open in January 2017 for the year. For more information about the GreenMatter Fellowship please visit the GreenMatter website . All applications must be emailed to