Doctoral Fellowships in South Africa

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Doctoral Fellowships in South Africa: The Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand is offering up to four externally funded fellowships beginning (preferably) in March 2010 for students to work on two interrelated parallel research projects.

The first project focuses on the dynamics of the African National Congress (ANC) with particular regard to its functioning at the provincial, regional and local levels; and the second, is on protest and collective violence.

Recipients of the fellowships will be required to register for the PhD in an appropriate discipline at Wits, and will be co-supervised by SWOP.

Because of the nature of the projects, candidates should preferably have command of appropriate African languages - however, applications from all interested persons will be welcomed.

The fellowships will be from three to four years, will cover fees and a monthly stipend of R8 000, plus research expenses.

Fellowships will be accompanied by responsibilities to SWOP, and will not exclude additional teaching tutorships within disciplines so long as these are compatible with pursuit of the doctoral programme.

SWOP has an outstanding reputation not only for research but for postgraduate mentoring and supervision, and is renowned for its collectivist ethos and commitment to theoretically advanced but policy relevant work.

Applications should consist of a short one-page motivation, a full curriculum vitae and a sample of a candidate’s sole authored research (for example, a conference paper or chapter from an MA thesis).

Applications should be sent, preferably be e-mail, to Christine Bischoff, Society, Work and Development Institute at Christine.Bischoff[at]

Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

Deadline: 15th December

For more fellowship information and application, see: Doctoral Fellowships in South Africa Website

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