Doctoral Research Scholarship in Political Thought, School of Politics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

One National Research Foundation (NRF) scholarship is on offer for three years doctoral research in the School of Politics, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa.

The Scholarship must be taken up from 1 July.

The successful candidate will receive R45,000 per annum, which is sufficient to cover university and living expenses in South Africa, and this can be supplemented by employment within the School of Politics.

This scholarship is part of a project to create a Centre of Excellence in Political Philosophy at UKZN.

The doctoral research must, therefore, be on a topic within the fields of History of Political Thought, Political Philosophy or Political Theory.

However, the latter in particular can be construed fairly widely to include research that makes use of empirical analysis, case studies, etc, so long as the main focus of the research is on furthering the understanding or applicability of a question within political thought.

Applications are therefore also encouraged from students who have an interest in grounding their theoretical analysis in existing political contexts and problems.

Candidates should email their curriculum vitae (CV) and a one-page summary of their proposed doctoral research to Dr Hamilton ( by 14 June.

They should also ask three referees to send assessments of their work and suitability for doctoral study by the same deadline.

They can also post their applications to:

Dr Lawrence Hamilton,
School of Politics, Howard College Campus,
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 4041,
South Africa,

making sure they arrive by the deadline.

The successful candidate will be informed by the 20 June at the latest.