PLAAS Masters and Doctoral Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2020 for African Scholars
Professor Ruth Hall holds the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, which is funded by the National Research Foundation.
Application Deadline: 12th June 2020 17.00 Central African
About the Award: Professor Ruth Hall holds the South African Research Chair in Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, which is funded by the National Research Foundation. The Chair is located at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. This allows her to recruit, support and supervise Master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Scholarships are available to join Professor Hall’s programme.
Type: Masters, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral, Fellowships
Selection Criteria: A key criterion for selection of students will be the fit between their interests and abilities and the focus of the programme. They
will be required to demonstrate the contribution of their proposed
research project to the programme as a whole and specifically to one of the workstreams detailed below. Applicants should indicate in their concept note which of the workstreams they located their study within. This should be further confirmed and evident in their development of research project design, including the framing of research questions and objectives, choice of research methods, and selection of particular research sites.
Successful candidates will form a cohort of postgraduates who, while pursuing their own individual studies under Professor Hall’s supervision, will be required to participate in joint activities such as research design, theory and methods workshops, and intensive reading groups.
Eligible Countries: African countries (As per NRF rules, preference is given to South African citizens or permanent residents. Preference will be given to women candidates)
To be Taken at (Country): Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Number & Duration of Awards: Applications are invited for the following, starting in 2020:
- Five scholarships for Masters (2 years if full-time)
- Four scholarships for Doctoral study (3 years if full-time, extendable
- to a 4th year)
- Two fellowships for Post-doctoral study (2 years)
Value of Award: While the scholarships will cover fees and living expenses, the Chair also provides access to funds for other study-related costs, among
others: equipment, fieldwork and conference attendance.
How to Apply: Click here for information on how to apply.
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.