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Engaging the Archive and the Counter Archive Postgraduate Scholarships 2019 at University of Pretoria

Mellon Foundation in collaboration with the University of Pretoria would like to invite applications from students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2018

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): South Africa

Type: Honours, Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral

About the Award: This Mellon Foundation-funded project seeks to encourage innovative studies drawing on the Archive and Counter-archive of resistance to colonialism, segregation and apartheid. Research should explore the relations of the South African state with its subjects and citizens from the early twentieth century to the present day.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of researchers at UP and engage with Pretoria’s rich archival repositories and collections.

Eligibility: Students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of researchers at UP and engage with Pretoria’s rich archival repositories and collections.

Duration of Scholarship: Dependent on degree level

How to Apply: 

  1. – A detailed CV including your postgraduate degrees and course components
  2. – An academic transcript
  3. – Contact details of two academic referees whom the Faculty may approach about your application.
  4. – An application letter of 1½ – 2 pages explaining your proposed area of research and how it fits into the programme.

Applications should be submitted to:

Visit Award Webpage for Details

Award Provider: Mellon Foundation, University of Pretoria

Important Notes: Successful applicants will be assigned a project supervisor from within the Faculty of Humanities to help develop their application into a formal research proposal and then guide them through their project.

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