University of Johannesburg Scholarships 2013

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Southern African Young Scientists Scholarships 2013

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a research intensive university ranked in the top 250 global universities ( http://www.wits.ac.za/ ). It is the home of 15 NRF A – rated researchers and six Centres of Excellence.

Situated in the financial heartland of South Africa and indeed Africa, the University is both cosmopolitan and vibrant. It offers excellent opportunities for Post doctoral Research Fellows to undertake cutting edge research.

The AW Mellon Foundation has kindly agreed to support up to seven Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Faculty of Humanities at Wits during 2013 / 2014 / 2015. The Johannesburg Fellowships are open to all candidates ( including Wits graduates ) who have completed their PhD degree within the last five years.

The selection of candidates will be based upon the merit of the proposal submitted and the strength of their CVs.

Areas of Research 

Any research in the general field of humanities and social science will be considered. The candidate will need to slot into one of the following Schools. Arts, Education, Human and Community Development, Literature, Language and Media, Social Sciences and the Law.

Eligibility for Johannesburg University Scholarships 2013

Johannesburg Application Requirements

1. Certified copy of your PhD certificate.
2. Certified copy of identity document ( for South Africans ) or passport.

3. Research proposal of no more than five A4 pages under the following headings.

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Research question
  • Brief literature review
  • Proposed methodologies
  • Expected outputs
  • Curriculum Vitae including current research outputs

Johannesburg University Value of the Fellowship 2013

The value of the Johannesburg Fellowship is R 180 0000 PA tax free which is sufficient to cover living expenses including accommodation costs. Also included in the Johannesburg Fellowship are contributions towards.

Research costs – R 20 000,
Medical insurance – R 15 720,
Once – off relocation costs – R 10 000.

Period of the Johannesburg Fellowship 2013 

The period of the Postdoctoral Johannesburg Fellowship is two years renewable annually depending on the candidate’s research performance.

International applicants who have completed their doctoral ( PhD ) studies. are also eligible to apply.

Johannesburg University Scholarship Application Deadline 2013

Johannesburg University Scholarship Application last  date : 12th July, 2013.

Submission of documents should be directed to Contact person

Mpho Maithufi

Email : Mpho.Maithfui@wits.ac.za

NB : No late applications will be considered.