2015 Phandulwazi nge China Scholarship Programme for visiting scholars from Africa

Application Deadline:  30 June 2015 (midnight CAT-no late applications will be considered).
Phandulwazi nge China (isiXhosa for Understanding China) scholarships offer opportunities for African researchers to spend research time at the Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS). The aim is to advance mutual learning and a better exchange on interpretations of the impact of Chinese engagement in Africa, expanding the African knowledge base.
The Phandulwazi nge China scholarship targets citizens of African states from academia or the broader civil society with a proven research interest in China-Africa relations.
The programme particularly addresses African scholars who are preparing for a stay in China or are returning from a longer stay in China. With the scholarship, African citizens are supported to continue working on China and China- Africa relations and to deepen their analytical work.
The scholarship involves:
  • A fully funded 3-month visit at the CCS at Stellenbosch University, in the second half of 2015, including a fully funded short research trip to China during the stay at the CCS.
  • Providing space for-and strengthening experience in evidence-based research that feeds into policy recommendation.
  • Work and interaction with research within the CCS, with an opportunity for intellectual exchange and public engagement on a topic relevant for China-Africa relations.
  • Publication of research results in a CCS publication format.
Applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of an African state.
  • Have a strong social science, humanities, law or economics background.
  • Be diligent and reliable in their work and have proven strong writing and research skills.
  • (Basic) Mandarin language skills are not prerequisite, but will be an asset in the application
  • The CCS offers a scholarship for the time between August and October 2015.
  • Applications must include a full CV (max. 3 pages) and motivation letter of no more than 500 words.
  • A brief research outline (max. 750 words), with clear title, research question, abstract and methodology.
  • In addition to the research outline, include a short literature review and bibliography (max. 500 words excluding the bibliography)
  • Applications should indicate institutional affiliation
  • Scholars will be expected to compile their findings in a CCS Research Report
  • Please send all application documents to [email protected], subject line: Phandulwazi application 2015

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Phandulwazi nge China (isiXhosa for Understanding China) scholarships


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