HUMA Carnegie Fellowships at University of Cape Town, Africa for PhD, Fellowship

  •  PhD, Fellowship
  •  30-Nov-2020
  •   Africa
  • $$  From R200,000 per annum

Funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York has made available three (3) full time doctoral fellowships, and 4 post-doctoral fellowships intended for outstanding scholars who wish to pursue an academic career. This is a residential fellowship (barring time in the field) and will provide funding renewable for up to four years, on condition of satisfactory annual progress and availability of funds. Doctoral researchers will be expected to contribute to HUMA’s intellectual agenda and operation in respect of each of its three objectives: by pursuing individual and collaborative research, under the auspices of HUMA’s central research theme On Being Human; undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate mentorship, teaching; public engagement; and convening and contributing to a range of intellectual events within and beyond the academy. HUMA researchers are expected to work closely with the director, and with each other and the HUMA Team, in making HUMA an innovative and active part of UCT’s intellectual life.

University of Cape Town Information

University of Cape Town Grants

HUMA Carnegie Fellowships at University of Cape Town, Africa for PhD, Fellowship Established in 1918, University of Cape Town is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Cape Town (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Western Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of Cape Town (UCT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Cape Town (UCT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 101 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D.:

  • A Masters’s degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, law, economics, STS.
  • Interest in undertaking doctoral research on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Interest in developing a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, writing, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Interest in developing a publication record.
  • Interest in undergraduate and postgraduate mentoring.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team.

Postdoctorate:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, Law, Economics, or STS.
  • Demonstrable interest in undertaking post-doctoral research and teaching on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Demonstrable interest in building a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Demonstrable interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Emerging publication record.
  • Demonstrable interest in graduate supervision.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team

Offered Benefits

Number of Awards:

  • Ph.D.: 3
  • Postdoctorate: 4

Value of Award:

  • Ph.D.: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R200, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.
  • Postdoctorate: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R300, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption

Application Process

To apply, please email the below documents in a single file to: [email protected]
• A covering letter including a detailed account of how your research and intellectual interests would fit
with, and contribute to, HUMA’s agenda.
• The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and a full list of publications/research output.
• Reports from three referees, may be emailed directly to: [email protected] (preferably two from
researchers based at institutions in two different African countries, and one outside the African
continent, but not mandatory)
• Certified copies of all academic transcripts. Please do not include copies of certificates.
• One recent publication or piece of written work
• A research proposal on the thematic focus, as stipulated above, not exceeding 2-3 pages. It should
include: Research problem, methodology and conceptual & theoretical framework; Potential sources of
external funding for the proposed research activities; Strategies for disseminating research findings
(including platforms for policy engagements and media activities).

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