Tailored Opportunities: Frontieri’s CSR, Competitive Partially Funded Scholarship Opportunity for Ethiopian PhD Candidates in all public Universities


Frontieri consult PLC, one of the leading consulting firms in Ethiopia. Frontieri highly believes, quality research output by researchers is important for an informed decision-making and to be able to identify major intervention areas. In the course of our engagement in research endeavors over the past 12 years and serving wide-ranging clients. We have learnt that there are many promising PhD candidates who despite having completed courses, are constrained by lack of adequate funding to undertake high quality research projects for the partial fulfillment of their PhD studies. In view of this understanding our unwavering commitment to support quality research output and to fulfill our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we have designed and launched a yearly Partially Funded Scholarship Program in 2019. Frontieri takes a great pleasure to announce its second national PhD partially funded scholarship opportunity The Partially Funded Scholarship initiative aims to support Ethiopian PhD students by breaking down barriers, opening doors, and offering access to financial aid and technical assistance.


The applicant shall be an Ethiopian doctoral candidates currently enrolled in one of the public Universities in Ethiopia

The applicant should clearly demonstrate scholastic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their local communities.

The applicant shall have proven professional achievements;

The applicant should have relevance, feasible and quality concept note;

The applicant’s research experience should be relevant to Frontieri’s research priorities i.e. Economics including Development Economics and Agricultural Economics; Agriculture; Rural Development; Sociology; Human Nutrition and Development Studies; and;

Expected contribution/impact of the proposed research in tackling societal problem(s) at the grassroots level.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

When? Submission deadline for application will be on or before 28 February 2021


Nomination letter from the President, Academic/ research VP or their equivalents that shows the has already completed course work and ready for pursuing his/her research, and he/she does not have other source of funding.  

Scholarship application letter; Curriculum Vitae (CV); Registration slip for the current semester; Student copies (Master’s and PhD)

One or two recommendation letters signed by advisors and

A concept note containing a brief description of the background/ problem , rationale, objectives, a clear breakdown of and the data source and  methodology, tentative budget summary, and timeline  (maximum of 10 pages, 1.5 spacing and times new roman).

The application shall come through the public universities where they are studying in.

Eligible candidates are requested to submit scholarship application to their academic departments or colleges following the instructions and or guidelines set by each public university.

Each public university is humbly required to submit names of three most promising doctoral candidates through career@frontieri.com.

The president, academic vice president and/or research vice president should sign the Nomination letter from the university

Submission deadline for application will be on or before 28 February 2021

If you have queries with regard to this partially-funded scholarship opportunity, please reach us through career@frontieri.com. Or telephone number +251 11 647 81 29, +251 11 647 9517


Financial assistance of up to Birr 100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand birr);

Arrangement of free office space and provision of stationery materials;

Equipment and other supports needed for field data collection; and Other technical assistance as deemed necessary

Thank you Tesemash Tefera for you sharing this opportunity. Thank you Frointieri consult PLC for the commitment for fulfill the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Appreciated!

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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