Call for application - 2021 David and Elaine Potter Fellowship

28 Sep 2020
Call for application
28 Sep 2020

Applications are invited from suitable candidates who intend to commence with the first year of registration for full-time Master’s and Doctoral studies at the University of Cape Town in 2021.

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation has established a Fellowship Programme to support outstanding South African students who intend to contribute to civil society in South Africa, by leveraging their educational advantage in any discipline.  A strong civil society holds national and local government accountable, enhances democratic institutions and the quality of life of its citizens and helps strengthen and sustain economic, civil and legal rights. Any field of study will be considered.  Thoughtful men and women from all backgrounds, who are excited by the prospect of helping to lead South Africa into an ever more successful future are invited to apply for these Fellowships.

The Fellowships will be awarded based on the relevance to the purpose.
Only candidates with a final Honours degree mark of 65% and above are eligible to apply.

• Doctoral Fellowship Value – R140,000 
• Master’s Fellowship Value – R95,000 (1st year) and R100,000 (2nd year)

Please note
• Specific application procedures apply, including the submission of an essay.
• The full application procedure and requirements can be sourced from the following URL:

Late, incomplete or inappropriate applications will be disqualified

Complete applications, including the required essays, transcripts, academic references, etc must be emailed to by 21 October 2020.

Please use the following reference: “Potter Fellowship application 2021: First and Last Name”

Please forward all enquiries to or telephone 021 650 2349