Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Research Awards Scholarship


Opens: 02 February 2021

Deadline: 22 February 2021

Brief description:

The Sexual Rights Centre, in collaboration with Lupane State University and the National University of Science and Technology is offering six (6) scholarships for students working on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for key/marginalised communities (more specifically the LGBTIQ+ community) in their dissertations. This initiative is funded by SAIH under the Promoting Rights Inclusion, Diversity and Empowerment in Education (PRIDE) project.

Scholarship duration and value:

The scholarship is intended to support students in their dissertation fieldwork with particular emphasis on data collection. This scholarship will not support tuition fees.

The scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the final year research data collection, including any preparatory work.

Host institutions:

The scholarships are hosted and distributed as follows:

Lupane State University, Zimbabwe

Two (2) Undergraduate Scholarship awards, and two (2) Postgraduate Scholarship awards

National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Two (2) Postgraduate Scholarship awards


To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:

i. Have satisfied the admission requirements of either University.

ii. Have started or be about to start on a dissertation that has a fieldwork element.

iii. A topic that is well aligned to SRHR

Please note a topic that interrogates SRHR on key populations (LGBTIQ+) will be an added advantage.

Application instructions:

Interested students should submit a research proposal that includes:

i. Topic of the Study

ii. Background of the Study

iii. Research Questions and Objectives

iv. Purpose and Justification of the Study

v. Theoretical Framework

vi. Research Methodology

vii. Geographical location of the Study

viii. Proposed Data Collection and Analysis Plan and;

ix. A budget for fieldwork.

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The proposal must have a cover letter stating the Student Name, Supervising Lecturer, Programme, Faculty and Department, University and whether the student is already registered or not. The length of the proposal must not exceed 4,000 (four thousand) words including references. Applicants who are successful in the initial shortlisting will be asked to present their proposals before an adjudication panel at a date to be advised.

Interested candidates should direct their applications to: and Cc ; ;

Applications must be received on or before 1700hrs on 22 February 2021. Any application received after the deadline will be disregarded.

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