Call for Application_PhD Studentships @ International Studies Group

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University of the Free State, International Studies Group

PhD Studentships

The International Studies Group (ISG) at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, has vacancies for PhD studentships starting in April 2023. The stipend is ZAR 200,000 per annum. Studentships are for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. Headed by Professor Ian Phimister, the ISG comprises research associates, contract positions, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students. The group specialises in Central and Southern African history, but applications are also encouraged from candidates with research interests that engage with broader themes in imperial and global history.  

Essential Criteria:

  1. MA with distinction or merit
  2. A clear research proposal for doctoral work

Application Process:

Applicants are asked to send a CV, along with a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position, including a research proposal.  This should be emailed as one document to Ms Tari Gwena gwenat@ufs.ac.za by 11 February 2023.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address.  Successful candidates will be notified by 23 February.  If you do not hear anything by this date then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.