Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship in South Africa, 2013

Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship in South Africa, 2013

Department of Economics and Economic History, Rhodes University is funding research fellowship. Applicants must hold master’s degree in Economics or Agricultural Economics. The fellowship is flexible and renewable and is awarded for four to six months during the second semester of the academic year. The fellowship covers airfare, monthly stipend and accommodation and research expenses.

Study Subject(s) : This fellowship is awarded in Economics and Economic History at Rhodes University in South Africa.
Course Level : This fellowship is for pursuing research programme at Rhodes University in South Africa.
Scholarship Provider : Funding for the establishment of the Fellowship has been provided by Hobart Houghton’s former students and associates and by the Liberty Life Educational Foundation.
Scholarship can be taken at : South Africa

Eligibility for Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship :

Prospective Fellows should have had research experience, and hold at least a Masters degree in Economics or Agricultural Economics. They should have a sound knowledge of economic analysis and be capable of independent, innovative work. Candidates may either be established scholars ( possibly on sabbatical leave ) or young, promising economists.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : South African students are eligible for this research fellowship.

Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship Description :

The Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship is named after Professor Desmond Hobart Houghton who taught Economics at Rhodes and was director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research ( ISER ) at the University until 1973. During his forty years at Rhodes, Hobart Houghton made significant contributions to thinking about the economic problems of South Africa as a whole, but his particular concern, and the major focus of his research, was the problem of poverty and economic development in the Eastern Cape region.

Purpose of the Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship :

The Fellowship is intended to promote work relevant to the economic problems of the Eastern Cape, and which could contribute to the development of the region. Funding for the establishment of the Fellowship has been provided by Hobart Houghton’s former students and associates and by the Liberty Life Educational Foundation.

Scope of research relevant to the Eastern Cape :

The criterion of “relevance to the Eastern Cape” is to be interpreted broadly. It may in some cases involve fieldwork within the Province, as for instance in a study of rural households or unemployment. In other cases, for example industrialization in the region, the key to understanding might lie largely in developments at national and international levels. In all cases the aim of the fellowship is to support fundamental research, yielding results which are of more than local or regional interest. The basic requirement is that the research deals with significant issues which are directly or indirectly relevant to the Eastern Cape.

Duration of award(s) :

The term of the Fellowship is flexible and renewable, and will be decided upon in conjunction with the circumstances of the successful applicant and the nature of the research and progress made. In the past, the Fellowship has typically been awarded for one year. The current preference in the Department of Economics is to invite applicants for the Fellowship for shorter periods; for example four to six months during the second semester of the academic year.

How to Apply for Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship : The mode of applying is electronically or by post.

Hobart Houghton Research Fellowship Application Deadline : The deadline for applications is 30th September, 2013.