What is the Selection Process?

Potential candidates complete an application form online. The 75 most outstanding are invited to interview before a panel of SAWIP board members, staff, and representatives from participating universities. Up to 40 short-listed candidates are then invited to participate in a three-day selection camp. Selection follows a transparent and democratic process. Within two days after the camp, all candidates are notified of the selection outcome.

An orientation camp with the final group of 20 marks the beginning of each SAWIP team. Here they are introduced to the major elements of the SAWIP program, the expectations and intended outcomes, and make a commitment to SAWIP values and full participation.

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