WITS Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of Witwatersrand offers research in five themes: Emergent Political Languages and the Public Sphere; Violence and War; Urban Forms and City Lives; The State in motion; Life, Death and the Self; Passages of meaning: image, sound and text. The students of South Africa can apply for this fellowship. 2-3 year fellowships to be awarded for PhD students. The fellowship for first year will be R135 000. This will cover university fees, research expenses and a living allowance. Some assistance with conference funding may also be available. Fellows will be required to undertake up to 5 hours work a week for WiSER. Send application electronically.
Study Subject(s): The fellowship is provided in humanities or social sciences.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Mellon Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa
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Eligibility: They call for applications for two 2-3 year fellowships to be awarded to outstanding students in appropriate fields of study. Candidates should have a distinguished academic record in one of the humanities or social sciences.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of South Africa can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: WiSER has over the last ten years established itself as the leading South African interdisciplinary research institute in the Humanities and Social Sciences, promoting local and international debate on the complexities of change in South Africa and Africa, understood from comparative and global perspectives. A strong commitment to doctoral training and supervision is a critical part of WISER’s mission. Funding from the Mellon Foundation has enabled us to continue our long-standing doctoral fellowship programme.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellows will receive funding for three years.
What does it cover? The package for the first year will be R135 000. This will cover university fees, research expenses and a living allowance. Some assistance with conference funding may also be available. Fellows will be required to undertake up to 5 hours work a week for WiSER.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications can be sent electronically. Applications should be sent by email to Ms. Najibha Deshmukh on [email protected]
Scholarship Application Deadline: Closing date for applications: 5th March 2013.