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HUMA Carnegie Doctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 – University of Cape Town

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HUMA Carnegie Doctoral & Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 – University of Cape Town

Funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York has made available fellowships, intended for outstanding scholars who wish to pursue an academic career.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2020

About the Award: HUMA is an interdisciplinary research institute at UCT, based in the Faculty of Humanities. Its primary objectives are threefold: to undertake and champion interdisciplinary research and exchange; to promote the next academic generation; to contribute to social commentary and debate that straddles academic and non-academic publics.

Each is undertaken from the vantage point of an Afropolitan outlook and Pan African approach, and an interest in establishing appropriate linkages and relationships elsewhere on the continent and globally. HUMA’s intellectual agenda is shaped by one central theme: On Being Human, which is organised around four research clusters: (1) Humanity and its Limits, (2) Human/Non-human, (3) Humane/Inhumane, and (4) Humanist/Anti-humanist.

Amongst the Institute’s strategic initiatives are: a publications and dissemination programme, a lusophone programme, a policy and public engagement programme, a grants and fundraising programme, and a skills
development programme for nurturing and mentoring a new generation of disobedient Pan African scholars in the humanities.

Type: PhD, Postdoctorate

Eligibility:

PhD:

  • A Masters degree in relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, law, economics, STS.
  • Interest in undertaking doctoral research on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern and Lusophone Africa).
  • Interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research thematic Clusters.
  • Interest in developing a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Interest in policy advice, media and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and nonacademic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competences and skills in effective communication, writing, editorial work, publishing and knowledge dissemination.
  • Interest in developing a publication record.
  • Interest in undergraduate and postgraduate mentoring.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team.

Merits

• Networks and experience working in other parts of Africa and globally.
• Knowledge of research centres, networks, and universities in Africa.
• Knowledge of policy processes and policy environments.
• Ability to fund raise.
• Fluency in an African language.

Postdoctorate:

  • A PhD degree in relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, Law, Economics or STS.
  • Demonstrable interest in undertaking post-doctoral research and teaching on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern and Lusophone Africa).
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research thematic Clusters.
  • Demonstrable interest in building a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Demonstrable interest in policy advice, media and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and nonacademic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competences and skills in effective communication, editorial work, publishing and knowledge dissemination.
  • Emerging publication record.
  • Demonstrable interest in graduate supervision.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team

Merits

• Strong networks and experience working in other parts of Africa and globally.
• Good knowledge of research centres, networks, and universities in Africa.
• Demonstrable knowledge of policy processes and policy environments.
• Demonstrable ability to fund raise.
• Fluency in an African language.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): University of Cape Town, South Africa

Number of Awards:

  • PhD: 3
  • Postdoctorate: 4

Value of Award:

  • PhD: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R200, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.
  • Postdoctorate: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R300, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.

Duration of Award: 2-year contract

How to Apply: See in advert links below

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