2020 HUMA Carnegie PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Cape Town in South Africa

Applications are invited for 2020 HUMA Carnegie PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Cape Town in South Africa. HUMA is an interdisciplinary research institute at UCT, based in the Faculty of Humanities aimed at undertaking and championing interdisciplinary research and exchange; to promote the next academic generation. It also aimed at contributing to social commentary and debate that straddles academic and non-academic publics.

Fellowship details

  • Eligible Countries: African countries
  • Type: PhD, Postdoctorate
  • Number of Awards:
  • PhD: 3
  • Postdoctorate: 4
  • Application Deadline: 30th November 2020
  • Value of Award:
  • Ph.D.: 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

PhD Candidate Eligibility

  • A Masters’s degree in a 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 non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies 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.

Postdoctoral Candidates Eligibility

  • A PhD degree in a 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 non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies 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

 How to Apply

For doctoral applications, interested candidates are to send the following documents to huma@uct.ac.za.

  • A covering letter including a detailed account of how your research and intellectual interests would fit with, and contribute to, HUMA’s agenda.
  • The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and a full list of publications/research output.
  • Reports from three referees, may be emailed directly to: huma@uct.ac.za (preferably two from researchers based at institutions in two different African countries, and one outside the African continent, but not mandatory)
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts. Please do not include copies of certificates.
  • One recent publication or piece of written work
  • A research proposal on the thematic focus, as stipulated above, not exceeding 2-3 pages. It should include: Research problem, methodology and conceptual & theoretical framework; Potential sources of external funding for the proposed research activities; Strategies for disseminating research findings (including platforms for policy engagements and media activities).

For postdoctoral application, interested candidates are to send the following documents to huma@uct.ac.za.

  • A covering letter including a detailed account of how your research and intellectual interests would fit with, and contribute to, HUMA’s agenda.
  • The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and a full list of publications/research output.
  • Reports from three referees, may be emailed directly to: huma@uct.ac.za (preferably two from researchers based at institutions in two different African countries, and one outside the African continent, but not mandatory)
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts. Please do not include copies of certificates. – One recent publication or piece of written work

For more information, visit the official webpage



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