The Public Finance for WASH initiative announces three scholarships each of GBP 1500 (or €1700) to support masters-level research around public finance for pro-poor sanitation or pro-poor WASH in low-income contexts.
Public Finance for WASH is a knowledge platform run by IRC and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP). PF4WASH aims to increase sector awareness and understanding of domestic public finance solutions for WASH, primarily through making documentation accessible and disseminating existing knowledge.
These scholarships are offered jointly by IRC and WSUP.
Masters students with projects that are due to be completed by 31st October 2017 are eligible. Projects should relate to one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda or Burkina Faso.
Ideal research projects will closely align with the interests of Public Finance for WASH, will generate new empirical data, will be of scope that is plausible within the short research period of a masters research project but sufficient to provide the basis for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and will ideally help to identify solutions and ways forward.