The first component of the Scholarship Project entails making a contribution to the pool of evaluation expertise by supporting four Black candidates to enrol for a Master’s Degree Programme at Stellenbosch University, with two candidates undergoing an internship at an evaluation agency (Creative Consulting & Development Works) to ensure that they get practical experience alongside their academic studies. The other two candidates are employed in a full time capacity in their respective organisations, which are in the education and/or M & E space. This component will take place over two years (2016 – 2018) with studies undertaken on a part-time basis.
The second component of the Scholarship Project makes a contribution towards building the academic community by supporting Black researchers in education. Zenex is supporting postdoctoral fellows, informed by the argument that postdoctoral opportunities are critically important in launching successful career ‘pathing’ for academics. There are five candidates supported through scholarships located with research Chairs at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of the Witwatersrand, Tshwane University of Technology and Rhodes University.
The candidates’ profiles can be accessed on this link.