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Humanities Funding Guide

POSTGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HUMANITIES

Organised by internal / external funding, then by deadline date.   



INTERNAL FUNDING

(scroll down for EXTERNAL FUNDING opportunities)


Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme  

Programme objectives:

-          Postdoctoral Fellowships granted annually on a competitive basis to attract excellent young researchers to UP. 

Who should apply:

-          Young researchers (up to 40 years of age) with a doctorate degree.

-          PhD must have been attained within the past 5 years. 

-          Candidate should have no previous post-doctoral experience.

Details:

-          Awarded for 1 - 2 years (second year dependent on satisfactory progress report). 

Submission information:

-         2013 dates to be confirmed

Important links:

-          Programme guidelines, constitution, application and renewal forms.   

Contact:

-          Dean’s Office

Ms Corena Garnas, x4895

Corena.garnas@up.ac.za

-          Research Office

Ms Cathy Sandis, x4023

Cathy.sandis@up.ac.za


Postgraduate Study Abroad Bursary Programme  

Programme objectives:

-          International study abroad at a UP partner institution to conduct research to the programme in which the post-graduate student or researcher is registered. 

Who should apply:

-          Masters and Doctoral degree students registered at UP.

-          Full-time permanent UP staff members engaged in Masters or Doctoral degrees and who are registered at UP or elsewhere.

Details:

-          Bursary can be from 2 weeks up to 1 year.

-          Maximum of R50 000. 

Submission information:

-          2013 dates to be confirmed
No late applications are accepted.

Important links:

-          Programme Outline & Application

-          List of partner institutions

Contact:

-          International Relations Office

Ms Louise Euthimiou, x3237

Louise.euthimiou@up.ac.za

-        Dean’s Office,

Ms Corena Garnas, x4895

Corena.garnas@up.ac.za



Other useful links:
The UP Student Bursaries and Loans portal 
- UP provides financial support packages for prospective and registered students with academic potential and clear-cut plans for the future.
- Applications close on 31 October.

 
EXTERNAL FUNDING
(scroll up for INTERNAL FUNDING opportunities)

Thuthuka Programme through the NRF

Programme objectives:

-          Promote the attainment of a Doctoral qualification and/or  research development by early-career academics employed at SA universities;

-          Promote the attainment of an NRF rating by early-career academics, in particular black and female researchers and persons with disabilities, or for those academics who have not been able to realise their potential due to family responsibilities.

Who should apply:

-          The Thuthuka Programme offers three tracks: PhD track, Post-PhD track and NRF-rating track.  

-          Must be a citizen or permanent resident of SA.

-          Find specific eligibility criteria under 'Programme Manual' link below.

Number of calls per annum:

-          One call per year. 

Deadlines (internal/external):

        2013 dates to be confirmed. 

Important links:

-          Thuthuka Programme manual and online application

Notes:

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Contact:

-          UP Research Office

Ms Abigail Siwele, x4492

Abigail.siwele@up.ac.za


Free-Standing Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme through the NRF

Programme purpose:

-          To support candidates who would like to pursue postdoctoral research training in SA and abroad. 

Who should apply:

-          SA citizens who wish to undertake full-time research at institutions in SA or at approved institutions abroad. 

-          Outstanding candidates from abroad will be considered for full-time research in SA.

-          Applicants must have obtained their PhD within the last 5 years.  

Number of calls per annum:

-          Typically one call per year

Deadlines (internal/external):

-       2013 deadline to be confirmed.

Important links:

-       Freestanding Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Guide
-       Scholarships and Fellowships Programme Manual 2012

Notes:

-          Value of the fellowship is a maximum of R120 000 per annum for post-doctoral research conducted in SA, and US$16 500 for post-doctoral research training abroad. 

-          Recipients of the grant may apply for a once-off mobility grant of R50 000. 

Contact:

-      UP Research Office
Ms Cathy Sandis, x4023
cathy.sandis@up.ac.za

Other useful links:
Scholarships and Fellowships Programme Manual for Financial Support in 2012 - NRF


Updated November 2012