Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town
History Access Honours, Master’s and PhD Scholarships
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town has entered a new phase of curriculum innovation and knowledge production, expressed in an innovative five-year programme, HISTORY ACCESS, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Aimed at training a new generation of South African historians who are conceptually multilingual, technically competent, and academically rigorous, the projected key outcomes of this programme include the production of a critical multilingual conceptual lexicon, journal articles/ book chapters, innovative (new media) articulations of original research, and increased interface with public lives of the historical discipline.
HISTORY ACCESS is pleased to offer at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town:
- 3 two-year PhD scholarships, each to the value of the annual amount of ZAR 135,000, the second year of funding being subject to satisfactory academic progress;
- 3 two-year Master’s scholarships, each to the value of the annual amount of ZAR 105,000, the second year of funding being subject to satisfactory academic progress; and
- 4 one-year Honours scholarships, each to the value of ZAR 95,000.
To students at appropriate levels who have proficiency and/ or interest either (i) in working with African vernacular language sources, or (ii) in innovative (new media) articulations of original research.
The questions of equity, redress, diversity and inclusion are absolutely central to both intellectual and operational aspects of the HISTORY ACCESS programme. We particularly encourage applications from woman and black (and especially African) South African students.
Main Conditions of Award:
1. Eligible candidates will be required to register for full-time study in the Department of Historical Studies and comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices.
2. The successful candidates will be required to participate in relevant activities of the History Access programme.
3. The successful candidates may hold other awards concurrently with this scholarship.
4. The award restricts part-time employment to a maximum of 12 hours per week.
Suitable candidates are required to email the following documents by 30 September 2020 to History.Access@uct.ac.za
- A letter of motivation, including a brief description of research ideas
- One writing sample
- A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae, with details of languages known and (if any) new media skills
- Full transcripts of academic record
- Copy of ID document (or copy of passport in the case of foreign applicants)
Application deadline: 30 September 2020
Commencement of fellowship: 1 January 2021
For more information please contact History.Access@uct.ac.za or call (+27) 021 650 5527.
Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete or inappropriate applications. The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of the award or to make no awards at all.