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Rhodes University/Mellon Foundation Masters Scholarships in Humanities 2018 – South Africa

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Call for applications for Honours Scholarship in Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation scholarships will be given for research in “Intersecting Diasporas: Literature of the African, Latin America and South Asian Diasporas”.

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017.

About Award: The focus of Professor Sam Naidu’s project is the fictional crimes and related identities represented in literature of the African, Latin American and South Asian diasporas.  Drawing on current postcolonial theories of migration and diaspora, the intention of this project is to uncover the value of such imaginary constructions of transnational subjectivities and of what is deemed ‘criminal’ in an increasingly globalised world.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Professor Sam Naidu, Department of English Literature, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Masters candidates wishing to embark on research projects which explore fictional representations of the experiences and exigencies of diaspora, and who favour a comparative methodology informed by an intersectional approach to the study of literature are invited.

Students who are considering study towards the Honour’s degree in 2017 at Rhodes University, South Africa are encouraged to apply for the A W Mellon Foundation Honours scholarships in Humanities whether or not they know if they have been accepted for Honour’s study. Awards offered are only valid and can only be claimed if the applicant is accepted by the relevant academic Department.

Value of Award: MA scholarship (for two years); R90 000 per annum.

How to Apply: Applicants need to send a brief research proposal (1000 words) and a CV with academic record to: s.naidu@ru.ac.za

Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence study in February 2018.

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