Mr Nkosingiphile Mkhize, a PhD candidate within the School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship as a Visiting Research Student. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists, from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide, and approximately 4,000 international students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
The Scholarship will allow Mr Mkhize to conduct research at Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) under the supervision of Professor and Director Dr Yahong Zhang. The Scholarship will commence from the 1st of September 2022 until the 1st of January 2023.
During this period, Mr Mkhize hopes to work closely with practitioners and scholars affiliated with the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the leading public governance institution, Transparency International, which has many members affiliated with the University and School. This will allow him to strengthen his knowledge and research skills in corruption and anti-corruption risk management – a research area that his ongoing PhD thesis focuses on.
“I hope that the Fulbright Scholarship, PhD studies, networking and more hard work will contribute to me being an established researcher and scholar within the field of public governance and public policy. The need to constantly review and strengthen public governance and policy in South Africa is understated. I look forward to playing a strategic role in contributing to these vital areas,” said Mr Nkosingiphile Mkhize