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Higher Education & Human Development (HEHD) Research Programme/Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards 2020- South Africa

The SARChI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme offers a limited number of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for South African and international students/fellows. 

Application Deadline: 30th September 2019. 

Eligible Countries: South Africa, International

To be Taken at (Country): University of the Free State, South Africa

About the Award: The Fellowship is open to all South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University of the Free State. Prospective fellow’s need to meet the following criteria in the different links below.

Type: Post/Doctoral, Research

Eligibility: We especially encourage applicants interested in higher education and human development  in relation to; environmental justice, epistemic justice, gender justice, racism, pedagogic justice, reconciliation and justice, critical digital literacy and social media, political agency, institutional cultures, political economy, disability and justice. We encourage diverse approaches to research including participatory methods.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

Doctoral: R 180,000 annual fellowship (Note that registration fees are deducted annually), which includes R 30,000 for research expenses.


  • Each fellow will receive an annual stipend of R250 000, which includes research expenses of R30 000pa. The stipend is paid in advance in quarterly instalments.
  • Unless already resident in Bloemfontein, each fellow will normally have travel paid from their home city or home country to the UFS at the start of the fellowship. For those who stay for at least one year a return ticket to their home city/country will be paid by the HEHD Research Programme.

Duration of Award: 3 years

How to Apply: All applications for either fellowships should be emailed to Prof Melanie Walker at: [email protected] with the supporting documents as set out in each call (see below). 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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