The Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) is a voluntary private sector employers association representing companies and organisations engaged in the minerals and mining industry. The mission of GCM is to represent the mining industry in Ghana using the resources and capabilities of its members to deliver services that address members, government and community needs, in order to enhance development. In line with its mission, GCM launched its Tertiary Education Fund (TEF) in October, 2019, with the initial phase of five years earmarked for the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, which is the premier mining institution in Ghana, to aid in producing high calibre mining professionals for the local industry and beyond. UMaT also recognises the need to continuously conceive and develop research interventions in partnership with external stakeholders, especially industry and policy actors, for the human and economic development of Ghana. To enhance the contribution of UMaT in developing projects with readily implementable outputs and uptake, the Council of GCM approved the establishment of the GCM-TEF Research Grant for UMaT Postgraduate Students. The objective of the Grant is to provide financial support for Postgraduate Students to engage in industry-related research for their theses.

The UMaT GCM-TEF Committee will call for application on 22nd November, 2023 and close it on Monday15th January, 2024. Interested Masters and Doctoral students should apply to the Grant using their thesis topics with proposed solutions that should be relevant to the mining industry. Before submission, the applicant must obtain support letters from a Technical Person from Industry (who will serve as an Industry Advisor) and an Academic Supervisor from UMaT. The UMaT GCM-TEF Committee will pre-screen the completed application documents for compliance to the application requirements, and forward shortlisted applications to the Governing Board for further assessment. The Board would recommend awardees (after assessment by the Chamber’s Technical Committee) for consideration to the GCM Council.

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