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Postgraduate Bursaries and Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, 2018

Each year the CoE-HUMAN offers postgraduate bursaries and postdoctoral fellowships in 2018. These bursaries are awarded to high-performing master and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to do research that falls into one of the CoE’s four thematic or cross-cutting areas.

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Scholarship Description:

Applications Close: November 17, 2017
Course Level: Each year the CoE-HUMAN awards bursaries to high-performing Master’s and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows.
Study Subject: The four research themes of the CoE in Human Development are life-course development; inter-generational development, socioeconomic development and transformational development.
Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
Scholarship can be taken in the South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Bursary holders/post-doctoral fellows and their supervisors will sign performance agreements with the CoE, obliging:

  • Master’s students to fulfil the requirements for their degree within two years and to have at least one co-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal accepted for publication;
  • Doctoral students to fulfil the requirements for their degrees within three years and to have at least two first-authored papers accepted for publication or published;
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows to have at least two first or co-authored papers accepted for publication, in the press or published in each year of the three-year fellowship.

Eligible Countries:

South African students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a previous year degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.

Scholarship Award: In 2018, the CoE in Human Development will fund bursaries recommended by its Management Committee in three categories:

  • Master’s students are funded for two years at R70 000 a year
  • Doctoral students are funded for three years at R100 000 a year
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a year

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. The online application form will require biographical details as well as:

  • Student CV
  • Academic record/ academic transcript (if your full and most recent results are not available, please note that we will require these within three months of the award)
  • Copy of ID
  • Bio-sketch of your supervisor/mentor
  • Letter of support from your supervisor/mentor on an official letterhead
  • One page on the proposal and its relevance to Human Development

Online Application

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