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Rhodes University 2020 African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Applications are currently being invited from qualified PhD students for the 2020 Rhodes University African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. This scholarship aims to foster existing research, scholarly and/or creative artistic endeavours within any part of the African Studies cluster at Rhodes University

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About Rhodes University

Rhodes University is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province. Established in 1904, Rhodes University is the province's oldest university, and it is the fifth or sixth oldest South African university in continuous operation. Rhodes University's vision is to be an outstanding internationally-respected academic institution which proudly affirms its African identity and which is committed to democratic ideals, academic freedom, rigorous scholarship, sound moral values and social responsibili... read more


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Rhodes University African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Aim and Benefits of Rhodes University African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Each Fellowship carries a package of R180 000 per annum with an additional allocation of up to R20 000 to be used to support research or conference costs. The Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any supplementary funding.


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Requirements for Rhodes University African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Qualification

The University expects that all publications, creative works and other academic products of the Fellowship will bear appropriate acknowledgement with full affiliation to Rhodes University. The University reserves the right to co-ownership of inventions and/or patents directly emanating from research conducted under the sponsorship
of the Fellowship.

The University reserves the right to request the refund of any fellowship paid to the Fellow should the Fellow terminate his/her contract prior to its completion.

  1. Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a doctoral degree, awarded within the last five years. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality and corpus of publications or other recognized forms of achievement relevant to the Fellow's discipline. They must also have a clear program of action and are expected to submit at least two papers for publication in an accredited journal or book publisher in the first year of their Fellowship.
  2. Fellows will contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre by helping to organise and attend workshops, seminars and conferences.
  3. Fellows are also encouraged to explore the possibilities of co-publishing with their mentors.
  4. An applicant who has not completed his/her PhD at the time the Fellowship is offered must have submitted the PhD thesis by the end of 2019. In these circumstances, the Centre will require written assurance from the applicant's supervisor that there is a reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Rhodes University African Studies Centre Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The determination of awards will be made by a committee comprising selected members of the Centre and the Advisory Board.


Application Deadline

November 30, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Rhodes University on ru.infoready4.com to apply

For more details, visit Rhodes University website


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