Human Economy postdoctoral fellowships and doctoral scholarships

By | March 4, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
THE HUMAN ECONOMY RESEARCH PROGRAMME

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Research Programme has funding for six postdoctoral fellows to undertake research on topics relevant to the following themes

· Money in the Making of World Society

· Building a Human Economy in southern and central Africa

For more information on these themes, please write to either or both of the Directors (see below).

The fellowships will be tenable for at least two years and three at most. Successful applicants will be expected to participate fully in the programme’s academic activities on the University of Pretoria campus for a substantial portion of this period.

Applications for the Human Economy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are invited from suitably-qualified candidates.

Successful applicants will have completed a doctoral degree within the past seven years on a topic of relevance to the above themes. They will be expected to conduct additional research on an approved topic, and will be eligible for research funding above their stipend to enable this. The Human Economy Research Programme is open to scholars from any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Applications from African, particularly black South African, scholars are encouraged.

Research Fellows will be expected to make research publications a priority during their association with the programme. They will be required to contribute to its seminars, workshops, conferences and collective publications.

The programme’s current funding cycle, during which the focus will be on the above themes, runs from January 2015 to December 2018. Successful applicants should arrive at the University of Pretoria by the end of August 2015.

The stipend attached to the Fellowships is R 240 000 per annum (tax free).

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2015. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a synopsis of their doctoral research (not more than three pages), and an indication of the research they envisage should their application be successful (not more than three pages). Applications should be submitted electronically to both

Professor Keith Hart (International Director) johnkeithhart@gmail.com

Professor John Sharp (South Africa Director) john.sharp@up.ac.za

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
THE HUMAN ECONOMY RESEARCH PROGRAMME

DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Research Programme has funds for six doctoral scholarships for research on topics relevant to the following themes

· Money in the Making of World Society

· Building a Human Economy in southern and central Africa

For more information on these themes, please write to either or both of the Directors (see below).

The scholarships will be tenable for three years. Successful applicants will be assigned to doctoral supervisors in appropriate disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities or other faculties in the University of Pretoria, and will be required to participate fully in all Human Economy Research Programme seminars, workshops and conferences.

Applications for the Human Economy Doctoral Scholarships are invited from suitably-qualified candidates. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a discipline that provides appropriate preparation for research on the above themes. Such disciplines include, but are not restricted to, Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Geography, and Sociology.

Applications from African, and particularly black South African, candidates are encouraged.

The amount of the scholarships is R 160 000 per annum, and successful applicants will have access to additional funding for their doctoral research.

Applicants must submit

· A full curriculum vitae

· Official evidence of their academic record to date

· A statement (not more than four pages) of their proposed doctoral research. This must explain how their proposed research relates to one of the themes indicated above, and how their prior study and research prepare them for their chosen topic.

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2015. Successful applicants will be expected to arrive at the University of Pretoria by the end of August 2015.

Applications should be submitted electronically to both

Professor Keith Hart (international Director) johnkeithhart@gmail.com

Professor John Sharp (South Africa Director) john.sharp@up.ac.za

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