The Centre of Governance and Human Rights is pleased to announce that through a generous donation from the David and Elaine Potter Foundation, matched by the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, funding will now be available for three students from Africa who wish to pursue doctoral and masters-level study in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge. The funds will support one doctoral student focused on governance and human rights beginning a three-year course in 2015/16, one student taking the MPhil in International Relations and Politics in 2015/16, and one taking the same course in 2016/17. The studentships will be advertised widely to encourage the brightest candidates to apply for them.
The David and Elaine Potter Foundation has been involved with POLIS since a £2 million benefaction to the University in 2008 led to the establishment of the David and Elaine Potter Lectureship in Governance and Human Rights. The Foundation and the University agreed that the Lecturer should focus particularly on Africa and serve as the Director of the new interdisciplinary Centre.