New scholarship for African students

The Trust is pleased to announce a new partnership, with The David and Elaine Potter Foundation, to support African postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge.

The awards will be made to students from any African country, who plan to take either the MPhil in International Relations and Politics, or a PhD focusing on governance and human rights.  The scholars will be based at the Department for Politics and International Studies, and especially at the Centre for Governance and Human Rights

The David and Elaine Potter Foundation is a charitable family foundation established in 1999 to encourage a stronger, fairer civil society.  It supports the ideals of a rational and humane world, and seeks to achieve an impact through grants that promote reason, education, and human rights, in the hope of improving mutual understanding, reinforcing good governance, and encouraging the growth and maintenance of a robust civil society, particularly in less developed countries.

The Foundation has been involved with POLIS since it made a £2 million benefaction in 2008, which led to the establishment of the David and Elaine Potter Lectureship in Governance and Human Rights.