PLAAS Call for Applications: Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (Funded)

Application Deadline: June 12th 2020

Professor Ruth Hall holds the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, which is funded by the National Research Foundation. The Chair is located at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. This allows her to recruit, support and supervise Master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Scholarships are available to join Professor Hall’s programme. While the scholarships will cover fees and living expenses, the Chair also
provides access to funds for other study-related costs, among others: equipment, fieldwork and conference attendance. Applications are invited for the following, starting in 2020:
• Five scholarships for Masters (2 years if full-time)
• Four scholarships for Doctoral study (3 years if full-time, extendable to a 4th year)
• Two fellowships for Post-doctoral study (2 years)

Successful candidates will form a cohort of postgraduates who, while pursuing their own individual studies under Professor Hall’s
supervision will be required to participate in joint activities such as research design, theory and methods workshops, and intensive
reading groups.

As per NRF rules, preference is given to South African citizens or permanent residents. Preference will be given to women candidates.
To apply, send your full application package to Carla Henry at [email protected] The application should consist of:
• an online UWC application for 2020 studies*,
• a brief concept note outlining the proposed research (two pages or less),
• your full CV,
• your academic transcripts,
• a South African Qualifications Authority certificate for those with foreign qualifications,
• a sample of your academic writing (e.g. a chapter from a Master’s thesis),
• the names of three academic referees,
• a letter of motivation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the PLAAS Call for Applications: Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships


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