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The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy  

Rhodes University invites applications for the David Ryan Memorial Scholarship for Honours, Masters or Doctoral studies in Philosophy for 2018.                                                          

Closing date: 7 August 2017

The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy was established at Rhodes University by the family and friends of the late Dr David Ryan.

David Ryan Application Form 2018

David Ryan Scholarship Information

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za; (046) 603 8755 or Jaine Roberts (j.roberts@ru.ac.za) for enquiries.


Ruth First Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Ruth First Scholarship for Doctoral or Masters studies at Rhodes University in 2018.

The Ruth First Scholarship is intended to support candidates whose work is in the spirit of the life and work of Ruth First, whose research poses difficult social questions, and who are interested in linking knowledge and politics and scholarship and action.

Eligible fields of study are:

politics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, economics, social policy, democracy studies, development studies, media studies,or studies in cognate disciplines with a strong social justice focus. South African and Mozambican black and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Value of award: PhD R100 000 per annum or R90 000 per annum for Masters.

Closing date: 21 July 2017

Ruth First Scholarship Application Process

Ruth First Booklet

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za; (046) 603 8755 or Jaine Roberts (j.roberts@ru.ac.za) for enquiries.


Rhodes University Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 65% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2018, to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.

Closing Date: 14 July 2017

  • HONOURS:  R50 000
  • MASTERS:    R70 000                      
  • DOCTORAL: R90 000

ALLAN GRAY
Honours and Masters: for designated groups in the Commerce Faculty

HENDERSON
Honours, Masters and Doctoral: for the Faculties of Science and Pharmacy, plus Accountancy and Information Systems in the Commerce Faculty

RHODES UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE
Honours, Masters & Doctoral: for all Faculties

ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES SCHOLARSHIPS
Doctoral: for designated groups in all Faculties; awarded initially for PhD (R100 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award abroad valued at $25 000. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.

There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please consult the individual links below for further details.

Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.

Application procedure:covering letter with a completed application form (link below) needs to be completed (together with all the relevant documents in Section D) needs to be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za in PDF format (not a zip file) on or before the closing date. Only ONE application is necessary as you will automatically be nominated for each award for which you qualify. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Applicants do not need to wait for the June results in order to apply.

Honours applications: selection is based primarily on undergraduate marks. Letter of support from an academic staff member from the department supporting your Honours application is required.

First year Masters or PHD in 2018: A letter of motivation from your supervisor in support of your application. A report from your current supervisor of the Honour/Masters research project is required (where relevant).

Funding 2nd yr Masters/ PHD 2 or PHD 3 in 2018: A letter of support from your supervisor is required.

Renewal applications: Please submit Renewal request (A Personal Motivation), progress report from scholar and progress report from supervisor.

NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

 Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Rhodes University

Tel: 046-603 8755; Fax: 046-603 8822;   email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za


 

Guy Butler Research Award

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2018, to apply for the Guy Butler Research Award.

Closing date: 2 October 2017

Guy Butler Research Award Advert 2017

Guy Butler Application Form

Honours, Masters or PhD : Applicants must pursue research in one of the following fields:

English Language, English Literature, English-in-Education, South African English Drama, South African Journalism in English, Cultural studies focusing on English-related topics in Southern Africa and research in the area of English bilingualism, English as an additional language.

Period: Initially for one year, but renewable depending on satisfactory progress for a further year at Masters level and two years at Doctoral level.

Tenable: Full-time attendance and registration at Rhodes University (Departments of English, English Languages and Linguistics and ISEA).

Value of awards:

Honours:  R45 000  

Masters:   R60 000          

Doctoral:   R80 000

Application procedure:

Submit a covering motivation letter with the application form, including information regarding proposed studies, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript.

The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za or handed in at the office at Room 206, Main Admin Building, Rhodes University on or before the closing date.


Merit Awards for 2018

Those of you who are completing the 3rd year of a 3 yr degree, or a 4th year of a 4yr degree, completing Honours or Masters, and obtain a distinction in your grades or “degree obtained with distinction”, we will consider a merit award to reduce the tuition fees for 2018 (for full time (in attendance) Honours, Master or PhD study only). Please note that the reduction of the fees will be for 2018 only, a once off award (for the degree) and not renewable for subsequent years for that new degree.

There are some rules governing this process, so it's not an automatic PC fully driven process - we will begin processing the awards after the results are officially released in December. No actual award letters will be posted due to volumes, but your fee account will have a memo note added so as to advise fees wrt to Registration Fee. Payment will be credited to your fee account after registration in the new year, around the end of March/April once we have completed the process which entails checking that you have registered for the course that the award was intended.

 Other points to note are:

  • Where the  3 yr degree is completed over 4 yrs for example (if not a Foundation degree start), then no award will be made.
  • Where the majors are completed over two different years (split majors), generally the awards are not actioned in such cases.
  • If you obtain a double 1st, either subject at Honours will be funded, but where one major is obtained as a first and the other is not, the following rule applies: the other major must be a 1st or an upper second (2A) for the award to be applicable to both majors. A lower 2nd (2B) or a 3rd (III), means the award applies only to the subject involving the 1st class pass.
  • Please note: No awards are made for graduates entering a Diploma course, the Honours degree Scholarship is just that: an award to read for a Honours degree, not anything else. The exception to the rule is HDAC, as this is effectively the Honours course with an extra module.
  • Those on the 4 yr degrees, Dr Fourie will continue to action merit awards as normal via the Registrars Division - We will process the BBS 3 to BBS 4.
  • The award is for 2018 and not normally deferred. The deferral to 2018 will only be considered if the gap year is based on an academic reason (or medical), something out of your control – ie course offered alternate years, supervisor on sabbatical in 2018 and cant supervise you, or the dept insists on one year work experience etc. A gap year to “take a break” and travel will not see a deferral actioned.  

 Value of the merit award:

  • From degree to Honours: 50% off the Honours fee.
  • Those entering from Honours (and 4th yr of a 4 yr degree such as BPharm4, BJrn 4, BBS 4 etc) to Masters, then 75% of the Masters fee will be reduced (based on the MA/MSc fee, not specialist fee rates - for example, MA/MSc fee for 2017 was R20 200, award value was R15 150).
  • Those entering from Masters to PhD with a distinction, 75% reduction in PhD fees.

Finally, there are a number of other automatic awards made for those graduating with their 1st degree, or with Honours, where the top graduates are ranked and relevant merit awards are made. These awards vary from R800 - R20 000, but all who are successful will be advised via email, as well as the data being captured on the fee account to assist with Registration Fee.

We wish you well in the forthcoming examinations that begins in June and look forward to processing your awards later in the year.

Kind regards

Postgraduate Funding :  Research Office
For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za  

Tel number: 046-6038755


Ian MacKenzie Scholarship

Eligibility ONLY: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Ichthyology, Microbiology, Physics, Botany or Zoology.

For Environmental Studies for 2017

This Scholarship to the value of R55 000 for one year and is tenable at Rhodes University and is awarded normally on an annual basis from interest accruing on a donation received from Dr Ian Mackenzie, a previous Chancellor of the University.

The conditions of award are as follows:

  1. The Scholarship is available for full-time Master's or Doctoral degree study in the Faculty of Science within one of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Ichthyology, Microbiology, Physics, Botany or Zoology. The topic of the research should be one which will contribute to the preservation or enhancement of the environment.

  2. The Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the University to applicants with a meritorious academic record.

  3. Application procedure:

Please submit the following:

  • A full academic record
  • An outline of your research proposal
  • A supporting reference from one of your present supervisors

Electronically to pgfunding@ru.ac.za clearly marked Ian Mackenzie Scholarship in the subject line.

Completed applications should be submitted by not later than 28 April 2017

Please note that late applications will NOT be considered. 

We will acknowledge receipt of your application. Should you have not received notification of the outcome of this application by the 31 June, you can assume that your application was not successful.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships in: 
The International Library of African Music Bursaries 2017

The International Library of African Music is inviting applications for admission in 2017 to the postgraduate programme in Ethnomusicology in the Department of Music at Rhodes University. 

The subject of the research preferably has to be: 

a)      either in the repatriation and revivalism of the music in the Hugh Tracey collection, or 

b)      on the traditional music of any district in the Eastern Cape. 

Other topics will be considered if it falls within the ambit of traditional music studies in southern Africa. 

For doctoral candidates, a bursary of R120 000 per annum is available for 3 years, and for Masters degree candidates, a bursary of R90 000 per annum is available for 2 years. 

Application Procedure:
Include the following in your applications: Full name, contact details, topic of proposed research along with a proposal of no more than 5 pages which should include a list of references, sample of writing as in an essay or a chapter in a thesis, as well as academic transcripts and the contact details of 2 referees. 

Please email your applications to l.watkins@ru.ac.za

Closing Date: CLOSED


The Rodney Davenport History Scholarship 2017

The late Rodney Davenport, Professor of History at Rhodes University from 1975 – 1990, generously donated a sum of money to establish a scholarship for Rhodes University History graduates.

Eligibility:

  • History graduates entering an Honours, Masters or Ph.D degree in History at Rhodes University.
  • Candidates should have obtained at least a high upper-second in History III (for Honours), or the same standard in Honours (for Masters).
  • Preference will be given to Rhodes University graduates. Graduates of other universities may be considered.

Value: R10 000

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date:  CLOSED

Applications procedure:

A brief CV and full academic transcripts should be submitted to pgfunding@ru.ac.za  electronically as one PDF on or before the closing date of 09 December 2016

Late applications will not be considered!


Konrad Kulesza Award 2017 (Martial arts)

Applications are invited from prospective and current Postgraduates for the Konrad Kulesza Award for 2017.

Konrad Kulesza Award 2017

Value: R12 000.00

Criteria

1. Participation in Martial arts:

  • At least 1 year of satisfactory training at one of three Rhodes Clubs (Aikido, Goju Ryu, Fanchento Kung Fu), if no suitable candidate applies, candidates from other Martial Arts clubs and other sports clubs can will be considered (in this order);
  • The holder should have the appropriate attitude to Martial Arts, have the requisite personal character and respect for other martial artists. The successful applicant should show an appreciation of the broader agenda connected with Martial Art, and follow the way of Bushido in one’s life.

2. The holder should be an independent thinker, ideally someone involved in scientific studies and displaying research potential. Ideally the successful applicant should:

  • Be involved in the interdisciplinary research. Preferably joining a mathematical sciences (such as mathematics, computers science or statistics) with some humanities (i.e. history) or economics (especially macro-economics);
  • Show the clear potential to make a positive contribution to their field of study.

3. Race and gender of applicants will not be considered in the granting of the award.

4. If two applicants of equal strength and one is Polish descent, then the latter shall receive the award.

IN ORDER TO APPLY, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION:

  1. Full curriculum vitae and academic record;
  2. Motivation letter;
  3. 2x referee letters: one from an Academic, the other from a martial arts instructor.

Completed documents to be handed in at the Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Room 206, Main Admin, no later than the 5 December 2016

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Rhodes University Council & Study Loans for 2017

As you may well be aware, NSFAS will not be funding postgraduates in 2017, therefore we have extended the RU Loan deadline to the 30 November 2016. Please ensure that you submit your applications on or before this date.

Applications received after this closing date will be considered as late applications an queued in on a first come first serve basis. Loans will then be offered based on availability of funds at that stage.

Closing date: CLOSED

Period: One Year only

Loan Application Form 2017

Eligibility:

  • RSA citizens only
  • Hons, Masters, PhD and Diploma studies in 2017;
  • Full-time attendance and study at Rhodes University in 2017;
  • This loan will be for 1 year only;
  • A combination of academic performance and financial need will be assessed for all applicants and acceptance to Postgraduate studies;

Application procedure:

Submit application form together with the attached documents required, electronically to pgfunding@ru.ac.za as one word or one PDF document clearly marked study loan.

Please note, we do require supporting documentation and I suggest a motivation letter as well, which can explain a lot more than filling blocks on a form. You need to include brief plans after studying as well, in the motivation:

  • Please be sure to read the attached application form carefully before applying and do included the necessary attachments as specified on the form.

Contact :pgfunding@ru.ac.za or (046) 6038755


Rhodes Business School Bursaries 2017

Rhodes Business School is pleased to announce that we have secured bursary funding for TWO half-bursaries (R17,280 each) for Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM) full-time studies for the 2017 academic year, and NINE half-bursaries (R26,190 each) for Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time studies.

Closing date for applications: CLOSED

Eligibility:

Candidates who meet the requirements of the PDEM and MBA will be eligible to apply.

Candidates will be assessed on their academic record, track record of leadership and their commitment to leadership for sustainability.

PDEM candidates must have a bachelors degree and may not have majored in management or business administration. PDEM candidates must specifically articulate why they wish to be entrepreneurs and most importantly their commitment to be social entrepreneurs.

MBA candidates must have an honours degree, postgraduate diploma or four year bachelors degree (NQF8) and a minimum of three years’ work experience. Further, an acknowledgement from the candidate’s employer that they are fully supportive of the decision to read for the MBA will be required. This is extremely important as an MBA is a big undertaking and hence it is crucial that all parties understand the level of commitment required. Any candidate who does not complete the year of study, will be required to repay the bursary.

We also hope that employers will be able to enter into an employer-bursary arrangement as specified in section 10(i)(q) of the Income Tax Act. This will reduce the after-tax cost to the student by between 25% and 41%, which combined with the bursary, will make cost of the MBA in the first year, very reasonable in relative terms. In addition to the eligibility criteria shown above, MBA candidates must specifically articulate why they wish to do an MBA and how it will assist them in reaching their career aspirations.

Application Process:

Applications will be called for by public advertisement and administered by the Research Office: Postgraduate Funding of Rhodes University and the Rhodes Business School.

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of motivation (800 words) to the Director of the Rhodes Business School (email: mba@ru.ac.za) as to why they would be a potentially suitable candidate.

In addition, an academic CV, academic transcript (reflecting percentages), detailed work experience and a certified copy of an ID/passport. MBA candidates must also provide a motivation of support from their employer.


2017 OSISA Scholarshilps for African Women Media Leaders at Rhodes University: Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management

The Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership (www.ru.ac.za/spi/) at Rhodes University in South Africa, in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), invites applications for 10 postgraduate scholarships from Southern African women media leaders who wish to study media management at the SPI in 2017.

Applicants should be women who are already practising journalists or are working in various fields of the media industry in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Successful applicants will register for the SPI’s intensive, one-year-long fulltime Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management), the only formal qualification in media management in Africa and the developing world. The PGDip in Media Management is pegged at the honours degree level. Candidates must already possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised university in order to pursue postgraduate study. The OSISA scholarships cover:

  • The full cost of tuition
  • Accommodation and meals in one of Rhodes University’s residences
  • Course materials
  • A monthly subsistence allowance
  • Medical aid cover
  • Mid-year media management internship costs.

Employers of the successful scholarship applicants or the scholarship winners themselves have to cover their travel costs to and from Rhodes University, including during the University’s holidays, to encourage greater ownership and appreciation of the scholarship programme by the beneficiaries and their media organizations.

The PGDip in Media Management, popularly known as the PDMM, equips participants with critical knowledge, understandings and work competencies that emerging media leaders need to perform more effectively, strategically and ethically in their organizations and to fast-track their careers to management positions.  

The programme combines rigorous theoretical and practical grounding. It has a mid-year practical media management internship and a comprehensive reflective academic portfolio at the end of the year.  It is composed of eight compulsory modules covering media management contexts, policy and institutions; financial management and media economics; management of media markets, audiences and advertising; management of media content; management of circulation and distribution; media management and leadership; human resources management for media; and management of digital and social media and media convergence.

Application details and procedures:

Only women candidates who are already working in the media industry in the 10 Southern African countries of OSISA listed above are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Candidates should already have an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

The application deadline for these scholarships is 18 November 2016.

Students wishing to apply for these scholarships need to:

  • Complete the Rhodes University’s standard Honours Application form (available at www.ru.ac.za/applying/  under the section ‘Postgraduate Studies’  which must be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Division at Rhodes University and a copy emailed to Wendy Dyibishe (w.dyibishe@ru.ac.za)  at the Sol Plaatje Institute.
  • Submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, including contact details, to Wendy Dyibishe.
  • Submit certified academic transcripts of ALL tertiary qualifications. These are sent to both Wendy Dyibishe at the SPI and to the Registrar’s Division at Rhodes University; and
  • Submit to the SPI -- through Wendy Dyibishe at W.dyibishe@ru.ac.za -- a 1,000-word letter of motivation which explains why the student is interested in doing the PGDip in Media Management, how the course will assist the student’s career and why the student believes she qualifies for the OSISA scholarship.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the applications close at 12 mid-day (Southern African Time) on 18 November 2016.

  • OSISA is an African institution committed to the creation of open societies through support for democracy, human rights and good governance and it works in Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership is a pioneering media management institute of Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies. It educates and trains high-level media managers and leaders for and from across Africa through delivering unique, innovative and Africa-contextualised courses and training programmes. All of the Institute’s courses and training programmes are fully accredited and certificated.

 

Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit Institute of Social and Economic Research Call for applications for four Master's Scholarships

The Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), which is located in the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, is offering four Master's Scholarships for research work in the field of Labour Studies.

Applicants with research interests in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  1. employment and inequality,
  2. employment and poverty,
  3. informal work,
  4. labour organisation,
  5. the state and the labour market, and
  6. the changing forms and organisation of work.

 Details:

  • Each Master's Scholarship is valued at R80 000.00 a year
  • Each Master's Scholarship will be for a period of two years
  • The four successful applicants will be required to register as full-time Master's students in the ISER.
  • The four successful applicants will be required to work under the supervision of members of the NALSU academic staff, but co-supervisory arrangements are possible as per the ISER policy on post-graduate research.

Requirements:

  • Evidence of progress towards a strong Honours degree in the social sciences, including sociology, economics, development studies and labour studies.
  • Approval of Master's application by ISER.

Applicants are expected to submit the following:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Concept note of 1-3 pages.
  • Full curriculum vitae, including current contact details of three referees.
  • Academic transcripts from all institutions from which degrees have been obtained.
  • Samples of their recent work – e.g. a chapter from the most recent thesis, or a copy of an academic article.

Please submit applications electronically to Valance Wessels, Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit, email: v.wessels@ru.ac.za by 15 November 2016


The Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships

Rhodes University invites applications for the Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships for Honours in 2017 in cancer-related research.

The awards are open to students from any South African university for study only at Rhodes University.

Eligibility: Prospective Honours students with a strong academic record. Preference will be given to Science and Pharmacy students.

Value: R100 000 p.a.

Application Process:

There is no application form. Applicants are required to supply the following documents:

  1. A letter of motivation.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Academic transcript
  4. Please provide a letter of support from your current University.
  5. Please indicate in your letter of motivation who you have engaged with regarding your Honours studies.

Closing date: CLOSED

Contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za  or (046) 603 8755


The Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2017

Rhodes University invites students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) with a proven financial need, who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies (Honours, Masters, PhDs or Diplomas in all Faculties) in 2016 at Rhodes University to apply.

Closing date: CLOSED

Value of award: R3 000

Period: One Year only

Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • South African citizenship
  • Previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly females
  • Must prove a financial need

Area of Research: Environmental sustainability, such that it will make a positive impact on social development in South Africa.

Application Procedure

2017 Application: Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 

Submit a covering motivation letter with the application form with special reference to sustainability, including information regarding proposed studies, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript.

The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

 


Centre For Radio Astronomy Techniques & Technologies / Department Of Physics & Electronics PG Scholarship 2017

The Rhodes University Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (RATT) invites high-flying students looking to get involved in radio astronomy, MeerKAT and the SKA to apply for postgraduate scholarships for 2017.

Closing date for applications: CLOSED

The Square Kilometre Array is coming to Africa how would you like to be involved in one of the biggest projects in science? The SKA site bid was only the beginning: designing the SKA and making it work will be an even bigger hurdle. Before we can take full advantage of the SKA and its precursor instruments most - notably MeerKAT - we still need to do a great deal of research into data processing algorithms, novel calibration & imaging techniques, and innovative observational methods.

Rhodes University has established the Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (http://scifac.ru.ac.za/ratt), based around the SKA Research Chair in RATT, with the aim of furthering research into these topics. We have extensive collaborations with leading international radio astronomy groups, we are closely involved with the MeerKAT, KAT-7, C-BASS and HERA telescopes in the Karoo, and we expect to play a large role in the design and development of the SKA. Our activities include algorithm design, software implementation, development of mathematical methods and frameworks for use in radio astronomy, and processing of real-life observational data from existing radio telescopes. We have research projects of various scope and level available to suit students with a variety of aptitudes, from low-level software and algorithm work, to high-level mathematics and physics. Applicants should have a strong academic record in one or preferably more of the following subjects:

  • computing science,
  • mathematics and/or applied mathematics,
  • physics,
  • statistics,
  • signal processing.

Scholarships are being made available for 2017, funded at the following levels:

  • Honours: R95 000 p.a.
  • Masters: R105 000 p.a., plus R22 000 equipment grant and R17 000 travel grant
  • Doctoral: R119 000 p.a., plus R32 000 equipment grant and R22 000 travel grant

Contact: Prof O. Smirnov, o.smirnov@ru.ac.za.

Applicants should prepare a covering letter indicating intended subject of study; detailed Curriculum Vitae; full certified academic transcript, and details of three referees (including working email addresses).

Foreign citizens should be aware that first priority will be given to South African candidates, followed by candidates from SKA Africa partner countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia), followed by exceptional candidates from the rest of the world.

More information on RATT available here: http://www.ru.ac.za/physicsandelectronics/radioastronomycentre/


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships in Urban Connections in African Popular Imaginaries

The research programme is concerned with African popular modes of representation and interpretation, and especially with the ways in which local specificities and global imaginaries are articulated through popular genres. It seeks to engage critically with various knowledge productions that are embedded in local cultural forms. 

The English Department at Rhodes University, together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite applications for Postgraduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships who wish to embark on research in any of the following research areas: genre fiction in Africa (crime thrillers, science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy fiction, Afro-Gothic fiction, chick-lit, and romance fiction); literary narratives of new and ‘invisible’ African writers; new modes of African writing through modern digital technology; popular performance art (stand-up comedy, music, film, television, radio); magazines and graphic illustrations. Students in cognate disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

  • Honours Scholarships (one year): R85 000 per annum
  • MA Scholarships (two years): R95 000 per annum
  • PhD Scholarships (three years): R125 000 per annum
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: R190 000
  1. Honours applicants must provide a 300- 500 word research proposal and academic record
  2. MA, PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship applicants must provide a 1000 word research proposal, CV and academic record

Closing Date for Applications: CLOSED

Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full-time study (in attendance) in February 2017.

For academic and project enquiries: contact the Research Project Leader, Dr Lynda Gichanda Spencer: l.spencer@ru.ac.za

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit applications to: l.spencer@ru.ac.za


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships 2017 - Creative Writing

Rhodes University's MA programme in Creative Writing (MACW) is committed to innovative approaches to literary production that expand the possibilities of writing. At once critical and creative, the programme emphasises the essential relationship between reading and writing. There are full time and part time study options. The full time, full residency option runs for one year every year, and the part time, low residency option over two years every second year.

The Mellon Foundation scholarships are available for full time study only. - Cross genre, multilingual, innovative, experimental, short form, magic writing, folklore, iintsomi, fairy tales, ubugqi, fiction, poetry, hybrids.

The scholarships are awarded to South African citizens who can prove a financial need and demonstrate creative writing ability. Equity considerations will also be taken into account.

MA scholarship (one year); R90 000 per annum.

For scholarship enquiries and application forms contact: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: CLOSED

For MACW enquiries: macw@ru.ac.za or http://www.ru.ac.za/isea/macw/ for a detailed course description, a full list of FAQS, and MACW course application forms.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships

in:

Intersecting Diasporas: Literature of the African, Latin America and South Asian Diasporas

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. 

Postgraduate Students/Postdoctoral Fellows 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 to apply for:

  • MA scholarship (two years); R90 000 per annum.
  • PhD scholarship (three years): R100 000 per annum.
  • Andrew W. Mellon funded Postdoctoral fellowship R180 000 per annum.

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: CLOSED

Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence study in  February 2017.

For enquiries contact: s.naidu@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za


Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scholarships in the Scholarship of Engagement – Epistemic Justice and Transformation in the Context of Community Engaged Activities in Higher Education

Community Engagement Division, Rhodes University

Applications are invited for Masters and Doctoral scholarships, as well as Postdoctoral Fellowships, in the emerging discipline of the scholarship of engagement for students to join a transdisciplinary research project on Epistemic Justice and Transformation in the Context of Community Engaged Activities in Higher Education. Using theoretical investigations as well as quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, this project seeks to explore a philosophical grounding for the role of community engagement in higher education which hinges on the epistemological shifts which are made possible through community engagement activities.

The main research question to be addressed in this project is: can a philosophical grounding for the role of community engagement in higher education be built on the foundation of the role community engagement activities play in the epistemological transformation of higher education? What needs to be investigated is whether and how community engagement activities achieve their purported aims of ameliorating epistemic injustices for staff, students and community partners. Further, what needs to be investigated are the barriers to epistemic transformation which could be achieved through community engagement in all three target groups such that the moral and political transformational imperatives could be met through such activities.

Successful candidates for degrees will register for a full time masters or doctoral degree by thesis under the supervision by Dr. S.A Paphitis, with a co-supervisor from their chosen disciplinary field of study in consultation with Dr. Paphitis. Successful postdoctoral fellows will work alongside the team as researchers and advisors in the project.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Academic excellence with a strong record, a minimum of 65% or above in previous degrees.
  • An interest in higher education transformation and the scholarship of engagement.
  • The ability to work well in a research team environment.
  • Willingness to work in a transdisciplinary research environment.
  • Willingness to work in mutually beneficial ways with community partners.
  • Willingness to present research findings at conferences.
  • Willingness to learn new research methodologies and theoretical frameworks.
  • Ability to be registered as a full time student on campus at Rhodes University for the duration of the degree.
  • Post-doctoral fellows must have completed their PhD no more than 5 years prior to application.

Awards:

Masters scholarships will be awarded at R80 000 per annum for 2 years (pending students’ progress), Doctoral scholarships will be awarded at R100 000 per annum for 3 years (pending students’ progress), and Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded at R190 000 per annum (renewable for 3 years).

Funding is available for one local conference for each Masters and doctoral student as well as post-doctoral fellows, and one international conference for each doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow.

Application Process:

The deadline for applications: CLOSED

Applications should include the following:

  • Most up to date CV with your contact details and Identification/passport number.
  • Full academic record.
  • Name and contact details of 2 academic referees.
  • A sample of your writing (essay, article, chapter).
  • A statement about why you would like to join the project and your potential area of research (1-2 pages).

All documents should be emailed to Dr. S.A. Paphitis at s.paphitis@ru.ac.za by the 17th of October at 5pm.

For more information about the project and scholarships please email s.paphitis@ru.ac.za, pre-application consultation is encouraged.


The Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary 2017

Applications are invited for the Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary for 2017  (for Honours in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics at Rhodes University).

2017 Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary Application Form

2017 Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary Poster

This Bursary will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results and who is continuing with further studies.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to students who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. The academic achievements and merits of the student’s grades will also be taken into account.

Please note the criteria and 17 October 2016 closing date.
Late applications will not be considered
.


Makabongwe Ndzwayiba Scholarship 2017

Closing date: CLOSED

2017 Makabongwe Ndzwayiba Application Form

2017 Makabongwe Ndzwayiba poster

This Scholarship was established in 2012 by the Vice-Chancellor in memory of the late Makabongwe Ndzwayiba who passed away after a long and courageous battle against cancer. He spent three very successful years in Winchester House, Allan Webb Hall at Rhodes University. An outstanding student, a sub-warden and Community Engagement representative, Makabongwe was an inspiration to all who came to know him.

This Scholarship will be awarded to support a student at Rhodes who, in spirit of Makabongwe, has courageously overcome significant hardships.

Late applications will not be considered.


Attention: Honours in Accounting students only

Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship for Accounting Honours 2017

Closing date: CLOSED

This Scholarship for Accounting Honours has been established through the generous support from the family of the late Nicholas Iain Paumgarten. His special interests were music, fishing, nature, spending time with family and friends.

Applications to be emailed (as one pdf) to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za clearly marked the Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship application 2017.

Please read attached advert carefully before applying - Nicholas Iain Paumgarten Scholarship 2017

Faxed copies, hard copies and late applications will not be considered.

For any queries: email pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Tel number: 046-6038755
Fax number: 046-6038822

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursaries for 2017

Applications are invited from South African citizens who have a strong academic record and who have a proven need for financial assistance for Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies (full-time in attendance) at Rhodes University in 2016. 

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Application Form

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Criteria for 2017

Honours: R60 000.00

Masters: R80 000.00

Doctoral: R100 000.00

Closing date: CLOSED

Dootch Fund – The Dean du Chenne Educational Trust

ATTENTION:  All undergraduate Rhodes students who are pursuing a Honours degree programme in 2017

Dootch Bursary Application Form 2017

The Dean Du Chenne Education Trust, founded in 2012, provides financial assistance to South African students and scholars in financial need who demonstrate:

  • A desire to learn
  • A Willingness to help others
  • A passion for life
  • A love and enthusiasm for their friends

The focus of the funds is to provide financial support to individuals who don’t have the financial means to pursue their academic studies.

Who can apply:

  • Final year undergraduate Rhodes students who are coming to do a Honours degree programme for full-time study (in-attendance) at Rhodes University in 2016.
  • The successful candidate must be able to display a genuine need for financial assistance.
  • Although it is preferable, academic excellence is not a requirement.
  • Preference will be given to students who are able to demonstrate a passion for Rhodes and who are able to provide quality reasons why they desire to pursue the specific postgraduate degree.
  • Candidates who are able to prove an aspiration to use their education to invest within their community will be favoured.

How to apply:

  • A motivation letter not exceeding 300 words explaining why you have chosen your field of study, what you propose to do once qualified and why you are passionate about Rhodes
  • A brief CV
  • Full academic transcripts
  • Completion of the attached application form : Please be sure to add all the relevant attached documents as requested in section 9 (checklist).
  • All the above need to be emailed to the Postgraduate Funding Office (pgfunding@ru.ac.za) no later than 30 September 2016.
  • Late applications will not be considered.

Postgraduate Funding: Research Office
email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za
Tel: 046 -603 8755

Applications are invited for NRF Scholarship programmes for Honours in 2017

NRF Honours Application Form 2017

Application Process:
Please complete attached application form and email back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za together with full academic transcript and a copy of your id. You only need to email one application form and we will slot you in to the one you qualify for.

Please note section “I” on application form does not need to be signed at this stage: Both sections I and J will be completed should you be successful in obtaining the Scholarship.

Simply complete and return via email with course record and ID attached.

Closing dated for application is strictly: 15 September 2016

Criteria:

  1. RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  2. Grades in 3rd yr for the subject entering Hons must be above 60%

NRF Freestanding Scholarships

  • RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  • Applicants must have obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the final year undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours/final year BTech study
  • Applicants must have obtained their previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. An exception is made for Black (i.e.African, Coloured and Indian) students who may have taken an additional year to complete the previous degree.
  • Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

Field of Study supported:

Study in the social and human sciences (SSH), natural and applied sciences as well as engineering and technology (SET)

Value of Scholarship: R 20 000 p.a.

Supplementation

  • Scholarship-holders are allowed to hold non-binding supplementary bursaries, grants or emoluments, however, all NRF supplementation rules apply
  • Scholarships must not be held simultaneously with a bursary/scholarship from other government, NRF source or NRF administered source.
  • Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship-holders will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average during the year of study and may be remunerated for these duties, provided that they are reimbursed at a rate not exceeding the normal institution tariff for services rendered.

Period of Support: 1 year

NRF Innovation Scholarships:

  • RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  • Applicants must have obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the final year undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours/final year BTech study
  • Applicants must have obtained their previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. An exception is made for Black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) students who may have taken an additional year to complete the previous degree
  • Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

Field of Study support for Innovation

Biotechnology, Cellular And Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics And Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Medical Sciences.

Fields of Study supported for Scarce Skills

Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Auditing, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, Engineering, Financial Management, Geology, Information Systems, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Tourism and Transportation Studies.

Value of Scholarship: R 35 000 p.a.

Supplementation

Scholarships-holders are allowed to hold supplementary bursaries, grants or emoluments with unlimited values.

  • Scholarships may not be held simultaneously with a bursary/scholarship from any other NRF source or administered source without prior NRF permission.
  • Scholarship-holders may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship
  • Will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average

Period of Support: 1 year

Postgraduate Funding: Research Office
Email address: pgfunding@ru.ac.za
Tel: 046-6038755

STILL TO BE ADVERTISED:

Leon Gluckman Memorial Scholarship: Honours, Master's and PhD's

Value:   
R25 000 available, although this may be shared between two awardees resulting in reduced value of each award.

Tenable:
Full-time study in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University for Honours, Master’s or Doctor’s Degree study in Drama.

Duration:  One (1) year.

Closing date: CLOSED

Application Documents required:

  • Covering letter of motivation for postgraduate study in drama;
  • Include the proposed course to be taken or completed;
  • Any professional practices or relevant experiences within theatre; transcripts of completed courses and CV;
  • Any other points you deem relevant, including financial constraints if relevant.

Documents can be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 27 November 2015

Raymond Pullen Scholarship: Honours, Master's and PhD's

Value:                      
R80 000 available, although this may be shared between two or more awardees resulting in reduced value of each award.

Tenable:                  
Full-time study in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University for Honours, Master’s or Doctor’s Degree study in Drama.

Duration: One (1) year.

Closing date: CLOSED

Application Documents required:

  • Covering letter of motivation for postgraduate study in drama;
  • Include the proposed course to be taken or completed;
  • Any professional practices or relevant experiences within theatre; transcripts of completed courses and CV;
  • Any other points you deem relevant, including financial constraints if relevant.

Documents can be emailed to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 27 November 2015

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