The Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) invites applications for NRF-funded PhD bursaries for studies starting in 2024. The deadline for applications is 18 June 2023.

The CST builds on a strong history of transdisciplinary research and complexity studies at Stellenbosch University, providing a vibrant hub for solution-oriented sustainability science that hosts leading scientists and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in a state-of-the-art research centre. The primary objective of the CST is to provide transformational knowledge on the dynamics of multi-scale social-ecological change, and strategic insights into the new modes of research and governance that can bring about a just transition to a more equitable and sustainable society, in southern Africa and globally.

The following PhD bursaries are available for studies starting 2024:

Seeds of Good Anthropocenes in Southern Africa

Are you passionate about sustainability and sustainability transformations? Do you possess the ability to think systemically and integrate ideas across the social and natural sciences? The Seeds of Good Anthropocenes initiative offers an excellent platform for individuals who want to explore innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

BII4Africa: Biodiversity Intactness of sub‐Saharan Africa

If you have a keen interest in biodiversity research and a desire to integrate knowledge from both the social and natural sciences, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Collaboration and teamwork are integral to our research ethos, and we invite individuals who thrive in such environments to apply.

More information on the PhD programme and steps for admission is available here.