Call for PhD Applications – 2020 Gerda Henkel Foundation Scholarship Enhancing Doctoral Training in the Humanities in West Africa

Application Deadline: January 31st 2020

The University of Ghana has received a grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation of Germany to support the training of PhD students in the Humanities under a project titled Enhancing Doctoral Training in the Humanities in West Africa. Under the project, the University of Ghana will be the sub-regional hub for the training of PhD scholars in the historical humanities (History, Archaeology, Historical Islamic Studies, Art History, Philosophy, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory and Early History, Classics and other disciplines with historical component).

The project will fund the tuition, accommodation, research, stipend and airfare of international students starting from 2020/2021 academic year.

 Applicant must have successfully completed a Master’s degree in any of the disciplines listed above, or in a related field.
 Should have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career.
 Has thorough knowledge of the language of instruction (English)
 Applicant must be a national or permanent resident of one of the following
West African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
Documents to be submitted to Project:
 Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates
 Graduate andUndergraduate Transcripts
 One-page motivation statement
 PhD research proposal of not more than 3 pages(of1.5linespaced minimum)clearly
outlining the background, objectives, scope and methodology for applicant’s research.
 Applicant’s curriculum vitae
 Copy of applicant’s passport or national ID card

Application process
Completedapplication forms with copies of required documents should be sent to:
The Provost’s Office
College of Humanities
University of Ghana
P.O Box LG 1173, Legon
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+233) (0)307080635
(+233) (0)267143255
Office location: International House, Annie Jiagge Road, Legon Campus, University of Ghana
Applicants should takenote of the followingdates:

  1. Candidates should apply using the application form (attached) by January 31st 2020
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by March 31st
  3. D e t a i l s o f shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the Gerda Henkel
    Foundation in Germany byApril 11t h 2020
  4. Scholarship awardees to receive notification byApril/May 2020
  5. All shortlisted candidates are to apply to the University of Ghana for admissions when admissions open.Please check the University of Ghana website for more information at
    The College of Humanities through its relevant departments will do the initial review of applications. The final selection of awardees will be done by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 Gerda Henkel Foundation Scholarship



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