Internal Funding

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Rhodes University Bursary for Masters in Financial Markets 2022

Eligibility: Prospective students wishing to do full-time Master’s in Financial Markets in the Department of Economics at Rhodes University in 2022.

Closing date:  19 November 2021

Value of awardR25 000 towards the costs of tuition and other university expenses.

Financial Markets Application Form

Application procedure NB:

  1. Covering motivation letter (short not longer than one page) indicating career plans, the need for financial assistance etc.
  2. Completion of application form.
  3. Proof of payslips etc. needed as per application form (affidavit if not employed).
  4. Copy of ID document.
  5. Full academic transcripts (course records) (indicating %).

All documentation must be scanned into one word/pdf document and emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za no later than 19 November 2021

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


 

The Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary 2022: Honours in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

 

Applications are invited for the Lelona Fufu Memorial Bursary for 2022 (for Honours in Mathematics or Mathematical Statistics at Rhodes University)

 

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.

Scholarship/Bursary was established in 2012 in response to the promise by the Dean of Science to a grieving father as the result of the tragic passing of a loved daughter,  on the day of her anticipated graduation.  The University, with generous donor support from various donors, including staff and students, established a fund in her name to honour her memory and celebrate her life, as well as to yearly condemn, by awarding this scholarship/bursary in her name at Graduation, brutal acts of gender-based violence, and senseless acts of violent criminality that rob South Africa of its brightest and best daughters.

Eligibility: Preference will be given for a student 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.

 

Closing date: 19 November 2021

Application procedure:              

  1. Application form to be completed and submitted back to office via email. Click here
  2. Please provide a CV and full academic transcript with the application.
  3. An essay titled “The magic of Mathematics”. There is no minimum or maximum length of the essay.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF via email to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Late applications will not be considered.


 

NICHOLAS IAIN PAUMGARTEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING 2022

This scholarship for Postgraduate studies in Accounting 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.

ELIGIBILITY  
  • South African citizenship
  • Full-time in attendance
  • Honours, HDAC or Masters in Accounting
  • Academic merit
  • In addition, the Committee will consider the applicant’s active participation in sporting, cultural and altruistic activities during their undergrad while still managing to maintain an academic record that makes them eligible for Honours/HDAC or Masters.
  • Academic CV
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts
  • Motivation/Essay not exceeding 300 words explaining why you have chosen your field of study & what you propose to do in South Africa once qualified.

                   

TENURE:       ONE year

VALUE:          R50 000-00

CLOSING DATE: 15 October 2021 

Please provide the following (as there is no application form to complete):

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

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

Personal Fax number: 0866956937

Website: http://www.ru.ac.za/research/postgraduates/funding


 The Rodney Davenport History Scholarship 2022

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: Variable

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date:  15 October 2021

Applications procedure:

Documentation required:

a)      A covering letter of motivation/ study plans for 2022,

b)      a brief CV and

c)      full academic transcripts

should be submitted to pgfunding@ru.ac.za  electronically as one PDF on or before the closing date of 15 October 2021

Late applications will not be considered!


DOOTCH FUND – THE DEAN DU CHENNE EDUCATIONAL TRUST

ATTENTION:  All undergraduate Rhodes students who are pursuing an Honours degree programme in 2022

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
  • 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 an Honours degree programme for full-time study (in-attendance) at Rhodes University in 2022.
  • 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 31 October 2021.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • For more information about the Bursary please visit: www.dootchfund.org

DOOTCH Bursary Application Form

 

POSTGRADUATE FUNDING: RESEARCH OFFICE

pgfunding@ru.ac.za

046 -603 8755

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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 2022, to apply for the following Postgraduate Scholarships.

Closing Date: 20 August 2021

HONOURS: R90 000            MASTERS: R100 000      DOCTORAL: R110 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 (R120 000 p.a.), which can be extended to a one year Postdoctoral award. Focus is on developing future academics and researchers.

There  are specific criteria & conditions for each of the Scholarships. Please read the criteria for the various programmes carefully BEFORE applying, such as eligibility concerning citizenship, degree and subject choice.

Guidelines:

  1. Allan Gray Guidelines
  2. Henderson Guidelines
  3. RUPG Guidelines
  4. Atlantic Philanthropies Guidelines

Application procedure:

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. Those not registered at Rhodes University in 2021, are requested to submit the mid-year results as soon as they are available.

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 2022: 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 2022: 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.

Applications Form: RUPG Application Form(one form only required for all 4 programmes) which must include a covering letter, together with all the relevant documents (in Section D)

PLEASE NOTE: Submit a SINGLE PDF document clearly marked as your "surname_RUPG_Schol.pdf" no later than the closing date to:  pgfunding@ru.ac.za

NOTE: Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered

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Mellon Creative Writing Scholarships for 2022

R105 000: isiXhosa (x4), Kaaps (x2) and for those wishing to specialise in Graphic Novels in any language (x1).

Apply now for the 2022 full-time MA programme over one year.

Sixteen weeks of intensive coursework followed by a closely supervised creative thesis written in either English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Kaaps or combinations of two languages.

Mellon MACW Scholarship Application Form

Closing date: 30 September 2021

Submit completed MA scholarship application forms to pgfunding@ru.ac.za

*Equity considerations apply.

 

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The David Ryan Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy 2022

Rhodes University invites applications for the David Ryan Memorial Scholarship for Honours, Masters or Doctoral studies in Philosophy for 2022.                                            

Closing date: 20 August 2021

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

Value: Honours: R100 000; Masters: R110 000; Doctoral: R120 000

David Ryan Scholarship Information

Application procedure: Please provide the following documentation: motivation letter, brief proposal on area of research, CV and an Academic Transcript.

PLEASE NOTE: Submit a SINGLE PDF document clearly marked as your "surname_DRyan_Schol.pdf" no later than the closing date to:  pgfunding@ru.ac.za    

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

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Ruth First Scholarship 2022  

Applications are now open for the Ruth First Scholarship for Doctoral or Masters studies at Rhodes University in 2022.

The Ruth First Scholarship is intended to support candidates whose research 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 and human rights focus. South African and Mozambican black and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Value of award: PhD R120 000 per annum or R100 000 per annum for Masters.

Closing date: 20 August 2021

Ruth First Booklet

Ruth First Scholarship Application Process

PLEASE NOTE: Submit a SINGLE PDF document clearly marked as your "surname_RFirst_Schol.pdf" no later than the closing date to:  pgfunding@ru.ac.za  

E-mail: pgfunding@ru.ac.za   or Jaine Roberts (j.roberts@ru.ac.za) for enquiries.
Tel: 046-603 8755

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Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursaries for 2022

Applications are invited from South African citizens who have a strong academic record who have a proven need for financial assistance for HonoursMasters and Doctoral studies (full-time in attendance) at Rhodes University in 2022.

  • Honours: R100 000
  • Masters: R100 000
  • Doctoral: R120 000

Closing date: 11 October 2021

Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursary Application Form

Levenstein Criteria

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Guy Butler Research Award 2022

Rhodes University invites all students with a strong academic record (grades 70% and above) who intend pursuing full-time Postgraduate studies in 2022, to apply for the Guy Butler Research Award.

Closing date: 11 October 2021

Guy Butler Application Form

Guy Butler Advert

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, 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 - R80 000  
  • Masters - R90 000          
  • Doctoral - R100 000

Application procedure
Submit the following:

  • a covering motivation letter
  • 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 and supporting documents (as a single PDF document) needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

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Global Partnership Network Masters Scholarships in Partnership in Development Cooperation, the Global Economy and Knowledge Production

The Global Partnership Network (GPN) funds research on development cooperation, the global economy, and knowledge production. Students applying for this scholarship should be interested in one of the following three areas (all of which fit broadly within the GPN’s areas of interest):

  • The politics of NGO work;
  • Post-development thinking and Africa; and/or
  • Alternative knowledge production about Africa.

MA scholarship (two years): R100 000.00 per annum

Eligibility: In line with the GPN scholarship requirements, preference will be given to candidates from countries in the Global South (including but not limited to South Africa)

Requirements: Honours degree in Politics & International Studies or a related field.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Prof. Sally Matthews, Department of Politics & International Studies, Rhodes University, Makhanda.

Applicants need to send:

1. a brief research proposal (1000 words);

2. CV with academic record; and

3. a recent sample of academic writing

Please send these to s.matthews@ru.ac.za.

Closing Date for Applications: 30 September 2021. Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview in January and must be available to commence full time study in February 2021.

For enquiries contact s.matthews@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za 

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GUS LIPSCHITZ BURSARY 2022

 

This Bursary was established in 2021 by the family of the late Gustav Lipschitz. He was a graduate of Rhodes University (BCom 1941 (majoring in Accounting an Economics) and MCom Economics 1946). He had a strong belief in education and this bursary is established in his memory.

  

Eligibility: Acceptance for postgraduate course (full-time in attendance) in Economics at Rhodes University, proven financial need and academic merit.

 

Estimated value: R130,000

 

Closing date: 30 September 2021

 

Tenure: maximum of two years.

 

Application procedure:

1. Complete an application form (click Here to download)

2. Please provide a CV and full academic transcript with this application.

3. All documents to be submitted as one pdf (in the above order) to pgfunding@ru.ac.za

 

 


MAKABONGWE NDZWAYIBA BURSARY 2022

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

Field/ level of study:  Honours in Economics at Rhodes University.

Eligibility: Acceptance for Honours in Economics, proven financial need, demonstrable hardships overcome and leadership in assisting in the “upliftment” of local communities.

Value: Variable, up to a maximum of R37 000 per annum.

Citizenship: Open to all

CLOSING DATE:  22 October 2021

Application procedure:

1.         Application form to be completed - click Here.

2.         Please provide a CV and full academic transcript with this application.

3.         Referee report in support of your involvement in the “upliftment” of local communities

4.         All documents to be submitted as one pdf (in the above order) to pgfunding@ru.ac.za

 

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters & Doctoral Scholarships 

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History, Memory and Trauma in African Fiction

The focus of Dr Thando Njovane's project is History, Memory and Trauma in African Fiction. Working within this interdisciplinary lense, the project investigates how works of fiction may help us theorise trauma, history and memory from an African perspective. This may include comparative studies with other postcolonial, post-conflict and/or African-American fictions in which questions of race and/or embodiment feature prominently. Masters and PhD candidates interested in interdisciplinary research which examines the relationship between fiction and any combination of the central concepts (history, memory and trauma) are invited to apply for:

MA scholarship (two years): R105 000.00 per annum

PhD scholarship (three years): R135 000.00 per annum

Eligibility: Preference will be given to designated groups.

Requirements: Honours degree in English literature/Literary Studies for MA applicants, and MA in English literature/Literary Studies for PhD applicants (candidates must have studied or show a keen interest in African literature or comparative postcolonial literature). Candidates may select to work on either the short story, novels or poetry.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Dr Thando Njovane, Department of Literary Studies in English, Rhodes University, Makhanda

Applicants need to send:

  1. a brief research proposal (1000 words);
  2. CV with academic record; and
  3. a recent sample of academic writing to t.njovane@ru.ac.za.

Closing Date for Applications: 5 November 2021.  Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full-time study in February 2022.

A final award will be confirmed only after an application has been approved by the Registrar's Division and by the Department's Postgraduate Committee (see https://www.ru.ac.za/english/coursematerials/).

For enquiries contact t.njovane@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za


 

Makhanda Circle of Unity Scholarship 2021

The Makhanda Circle of Unity Scholarship has been established by the Makhanda Circle of Unity Forum for the fulfilment of an inclusive and purposeful approach for the socio-economic development of Makhanda and its surrounds, which aims to bring together all relevant and interested voices, communities and stakeholders in a spirit of problem solving, partnership and civic participation.

Applications are invited from academically strong candidates who intend registering for a PHD degree (full-time in attendance) in 2021.

Value: R120 000

Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the Sarah Baartman District*

The area of research must be in one of the following seven areas of focus by the CoU:

  1. Process Cluster: To develop a constitutive framework for the Forum. This includes the basis for consensus building and to formalise structures and provide for a governance system.
  2. Accountability Cluster: To address monitoring and reporting for citizenship campaigns and to improve citizens monitoring and oversight over the municipality.
  3. Local Economic Development Cluster: To enable an effective marketplace for ideas, products and services and find the best options for job creation.
  4. Community Engagement and Marketing Cluster: To create and sustain platforms for messaging, promotion of cohesion, Makhanda brand development and community involvement.
  5. Safety and Security Cluster: To focus focuses on bylaws, prevention and education.
  6. Education Cluster: To strengthen Makhanda as the heartland for education, creativity and tourism.
  7. Food Security Cluster: The Mission of MCUFSC is to support individuals and communities with projects to achieve food security. Good listening and promoting local leadership is a cornerstone for this mission.  

Closing date: 11 December 2020

Applications process: The application must include the following:

  • Covering letter of motivation which needs to include the area of the proposed research relevant to one of the seven points outlined above.
  • Academic CV, academic Transcript of UG and PG course history.

Completed applications (single PDF) to be emailed to: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered

*Aberdeen, Addo, Adendorp, Alexandria, Alicedale, Bathurst, Boknes/Cannon Rocks, Bushmans River, Cape St Francis, Clarkson, Cookhouse, Graaff-Reinet, Hankey, Humansdorp, Jansenville, Jeffreys Bay, Joubertina, Kareedouw, Kendrew, Kenton-on-Sea, Kirkwood, Klipplaat, Krakeel River, Loerie, Louterwater, Makhanda (Grahamstown), Misgund, Nieu-Bethesda, Nompumelelo, Oyster Bay, Patensie, Paterson, Pearston, Petersburg, Port Alfred, Riebeek East, Rietbron, Sanddrif, Seafield, Sidbury, Somerset East, St Francis Bay, Steytlerville, Storms River, Thornhill, Waterford, Willowmore, Woodlands 

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The Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2021

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, PHD or Diplomas in all Faculties) in 2021 at Rhodes University, to apply for the Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary.

Period: for one year only          
Value of award: R3 000           
Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Applications who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. South African citizenship;
  2. Previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly females, may apply;
  3. Must prove a financial need.

Area of Research: Environmental sustainability, such that it will make a positive impact.

Application procedure:
Submit information on the proposed area of study, a detailed academic CV (including email contact details of three academic referees) and a full academic transcript and motivation letter with special reference to sustainability The completed application form needs to be emailed back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date.

Imraan & Simisha Elias Sustainability Bursary 2021 Application Form

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John Davidson Educational Trust 2021

  • The Rhodes internal closing datefor applications will be on 20 January 2021. (We require both your mid year and end of year results).
  • The John Davidson Educational Trust (the Trust) will advise the University of the outcome of these awards in March 2021.

Eligibility:

  • The John Davidson Educational Trust will fund Postgraduate students in the Engineering, Commerce and Management fields (Diploma, Honours, Masters or PhD). 
  • To be eligible students must show academic suitability and financial need. Supervisor reports should also be attached to your application.
  • Please mark sections clearly for example Curriculum Vitae 2.1, Essay 1: Motivation 2.2.1 etc.

Incomplete and late applications will not be passed on to the Trust.

Please email the attached application together will all the required attachments to pgfunding@ru.ac.za on or before the closing date 20 January 2021.

JDET Bursary Application Form 2021

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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 Department of Literary Studies in English at Rhodes University, together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite applications for Postgraduate Scholarships 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.

  • Honours Scholarships (one year): R95 000 per annum
  • MA Scholarship (two years): R105 000 per annum

Please note that candidates will be required to pay their fees for their respective degrees from the scholarship amounts stated above.

  • Honours applicants must provide a covering letter, 300-500 word research proposal and a CV with academic record.
  • MA applicants must provide a covering letter, a research proposal of 500 words, a recent sample of their academic writing and a CV with academic record.
  • All applicants must also include letters from two referees in their applications.
  • Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

For academic and project enquiries: contact project affiliate, Dr Minesh Dass: mdass@uj.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 30 November 2020.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be called for an interview and, should their application be successful, they must be available to commence full-time study in Makhanda (in attendance) in February 2021.

Please note the final award of a scholarship is subject to the applicant having their application approved by the Department of Literary Studies' Postgraduate Committee (see https://www.ru.ac.za/english/coursematerials/).

Submit COMPLETED applications to: mdass@uj.ac.za

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The Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships

Rhodes University invites applications for the Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships for Honours in 2021 in cancer-related research.

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

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

Value: 
Honours: R115 000 p.a.
Masters:  R95 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. Prior to submitting your application, please engage with the prospective department in which you intend commencing the Honours programme. In the motivation, please confirm eligibility to register for the course, and the aspect regarding Cancer Related Research.

Closing date: 13 November 2020

Scholarship Enquiries: Please contact pgfunding@ru.ac.za  or (046) 603 8755

Admissions & general University Enquiries: https://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/

Faculty & Departmental information: https://www.ru.ac.za/academic/faculties/

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2021 SARB CEJ Scholarship for Economic Journalism

The South African Reserve Bank Centre for Economic Journalism has opened the application process for students interested in obtaining the prestigious South African Reserve Bank Scholarships in Economics Journalism.

The South African Reserve Bank is deeply involved in the development and training of students, journalists, and economic visionaries in the South African media community. Funding is for full scholarships to exceptional applicants. The scholarship funding provided sits at the top level of academic support in the country and covers full residence fees and course costs.

Potential applicants should have a passion for media and the economic landscape and be looking to use their knowledge and skills gained from their study to further educate and develop dialogue around issues affecting citizens, communities and the broader industry.

Scholarships are available in 2021 for the following degrees which will be offered at Rhodes University, School of Journalism and Media Studies;

Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (One year programme in residence)
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Journalism (Part-time, delivered in modular format over four weeks across two years)
Bachelor of Arts Honours (Journalism) (One year programme in residence)

Master of Arts (Journalism) (Two year programme in residence)

Aspiring applicants will be required to submit an application including the following:

State clearly in your email heading the following: SARB CEJ 2021 Scholarship Application – [Degree][Name][ID Number]

Applications should be sent to The Postgraduate Funding Office at Rhodes University, pgfunding@ru.ac.za and include:

  • Full academic record
  • Certified copy of South Africa ID
  • Copy of Application to selected Degree at Rhodes University
  • Motivational Essay (1000 words) – Detailing the applicants intention to contribute to the field of Economics Journalism and their thoughts on the significance of the subject in the South African context.

Any applications made that do not include all of the above will be considered incomplete.

Applications are open from 16 October 2020 and close 3 December 2020.

Applicants should note that as the funding is assigned for development purposes in the Eastern Cape preference will be given to candidates who are female, from a previously disadvantaged background and who originate from the Eastern Cape. An intention to remain in and further develop the content of community and economic journalism in the Eastern Cape will be considered a distinct advantage. Applicants will be required to meet the academic entrance levels set by the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies pertaining to the Degree or Diploma of their choosing.

Applicants are not required to have a previous undergraduate qualification in journalism and/or media studies, candidates from a Commerce background are encouraged to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism if they are looking to develop their skills as a media practitioner.

Full South African Reserve Bank Scholarships will cover all course-related costs, cost of Residence accommodation and meals during term time, and a stipend for living costs.

Accepted applicants will receive a provisional letter of acceptance, please note that all provisional scholarship letters are made contingent on full acceptance into the student’s study of choice by Rhodes University.

For further details with regard to the avenues of study on offer please consult the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies website http://www.ru.ac.za/jms/studying/

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The Rodney Davenport History Scholarship 2021

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: Variable

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date:  CLOSED

Applications procedure
Documentation required:

  1. A covering letter of motivation/ study plans for 2021,
  2. a brief CV and
  3. full academic transcripts

Submitted to pgfunding@ru.ac.za electronically as one PDF on or before the closing date of 16 October 2020

Late applications will not be considered!

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters & Doctoral Scholarships in African Intellectual Heritage

The focus of Dr Bongani Nyoka’s project is on current and historical scholarly debates on knowledge decolonisation and curriculum transformation. The project investigates how African intellectuals have contributed to social and political theory. MA and PhD candidates interested in African intellectual history, African/black nationalism and African sociology are encouraged to apply.

MA scholarship (two years): R105 000.00 per annum

PhD scholarship (three years): R135 000.00 per annum

Eligibility: Preference will be given to designated groups

Requirements: Honours degree in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for MA applications. MA in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for PhD applicants.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Dr Bongani Nyoka, Department of Politics & International Studies, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send:

  1. a brief research proposal (1000 words);
  2. CV with academic record; and
  3. a recent sample of academic writing to b.nyoka@ru.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 31 October 2020.  Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full time study in February 2021.

Applicants must be South African citizens and resident in South Africa.

For enquiries contact b.nyoka@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters & Doctoral Scholarships in Histories of Institutions and Intellectual Histories

The focus of Dr Janeke Thumbran’s project is on the history of universities and university disciplines. The project investigates how the disciplines at Afrikaans universities produced knowledge for and upheld the premises of apartheid rule. MA and PhD candidates interested in university histories, intellectual history or any complementary areas of research (ie. projects related to historical trajectories of institutions and their intersection with race, ethnicity or gender on the African continent) are encouraged to apply.

  • MA scholarship (two years): R105 000.00 per annum
  • PhD scholarship (three years): R135 000.00 per annum

Eligibility: Preference will be given to designated groups.

Requirements: Honours degree in History for MA applications. Exceptions will be made upon evidence of having conducted historical research. MA in History for PhD applicants.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Dr Janeke Thumbran, Department of History, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send:

  1. a brief research proposal (1000 words);
  2. CV with academic record; and
  3. a recent sample of academic writing to j.thumbran@ru.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 31 October 2020. Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full time study in February 2021.

Applicants must be South African citizens and resident in South Africa, but do not have to be resident at Rhodes University in order to take up the scholarship.

For enquiries contact j.thumbran@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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Ian Mackenzie Scholarship 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for the Ian Mackenzie Scholarship 2020.

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 21, 2020
  • Award Cycle: 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Ichthyology, Microbiology, Physics, Botany or Zoology
  • Description:

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

FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FOR 2020

This Scholarship to the value of R50 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:

  • The Scholarship is available for full-time Master's or Doctoral degree study in 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.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the University to applicants with a meritorious academic record.

Applicants are required to provide the following:

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: CLOSED

No late applications can be considered.

  • Click on the link below to view more information. Please use your Rhodes' email address and password when logging in.

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African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of the African Water Resources Mobility Network (AWaRMN) Programme call.

  • Internal Submission Deadline: CLOSED
  • Award Cycle: 2020
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Water Resources Management
  • PLEASE NOTE: ALL CURRENCY IS IN EUROS AND NOT IN USD (even when the $ symbol appears).
  • Important: Dates in this platform follow the US format - Month/Day/Year
  • Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and outstanding candidates for full-time study in any of the doctoral academic mobility scholarship programmes of AWaRMN in any of the Higher Education Institutions within the partnership.

These are:

Rhodes University, South Africa (RU)

    • PhD Water Resource Science
    • PhD Hydrology

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (FUTMINNA)

    • PhD Applied Hydrobiology

Makerere University, Uganda (MU)

    • PhD Chemistry

University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (UNIKIN)

    • PhD Water Resources

Ecole Nationale Suprieure dâ Hydrauilique, Algeria (ENSH)

    • PhD Hydraulics

Deadline for submission of application is 5 June 2020 at 11:59 PM (SAST).
Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competitive selection process by email by 19 June 2020
Successful candidates will be expected to resume their study by August 2020.

Applications with incomplete or incorrect information will not be considered.

Female applicants, people with disability or people from socio-economically disadvantaged background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Type of mobility (scholarships)

Degree-seeking Mobility (long-term study that leads to an award of a PhD degree).

Target Groups

Group 1: Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any of the AWaRMN partner institutions: RU, UNIKIN, FUTMINNA, MU, ENSH.

Group 2: Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in an African Union Member State apart from AWaRMN partner institutions.

Value of Scholarship

For successful applicants, AWaRMN funding will cover the following areas:

    • Participation costs (e.g. tuition/registration fees) of students.
    • Research costs (e.g. field work, laboratory consumables).
    • Subsistence allowance: PhD: 900 Euro per month.
    • Special allowance to female students for mobility equal or more than 2 academic years, viz – PhD: 900 Euro per year.
    • Economic class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs
    • Insurance (Health, accident and travel)
    • One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – PhD: 900 Euro.

Eligibility Criteria

General eligibility

To be eligible for support from AWaRMN, applicants must:

    • be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application.
    • meet both institutional and partnership requirements for admission.
    • not have benefited from any form of previous support from Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, or Intra-ACP Mobility or Erasmus or Erasmus + programmes
    • must be prepared to move from home country to another country where AWARM has a partner institution. This also apply to foreign applicants who resides in a country with AWARMN institution. For such applicants, you must then consider applying to a third country. For example, you are a Ugandan, but resides in South Africa or have studied in South Africa, you can not apply to Rhodes University in South Africa or Makerere in Uganda. Scholarships are attached to mobility.

Academic eligibility

Applicants must also fulfill the academic eligibility criteria of the partner institution(s) of their choice. Please read the Eligibility Criteria of the Partner Institutions document. You can find it here https://www.ru.ac.za/intra-africa-awarmn/ or by clicking on the application link below.

Application process

    • Read the guidelines carefully complete the application form by clicking on the application link below.
    • The following documents need to be included in your application:
      • certified copies of academic degrees and official transcripts,
      • 2 paged CV,
      • 250 words motivation stating why you should be awarded a scholarship,
      • a formal identity document e.g. passport, national identity card, driver license or any other officially recognized form of identification indicating your nationality,
      • short research proposal of not more than 1000 words,
      • two reference letters (one academic and one non-academic). The academic referee must be able to attest to your academic standing.
    • Remember to click on the submit button.

General enquiries: awarmnadmin@ru.ac.za

Institutional contacts:

Rhodes University - Dr Nelson Odume; n.odume@ru.ac.za

Makerere University  - Prof NYAKAIRU George William; gwnyakairu@cns.mak.ac.ug

FUTMinna - Prof Francis Arimoro; f.arimoro@futminna.edu.ng

UNIKIN - Prof Raphael Tshimanga; raphtm@yahoo.fr

ENSH - Prof Mohamed Meddi; m.meddi@ensh.dz

Click on the link below to view the call and APPLY.

Rhodes University staff and current students must please login as a Rhodes University User, with their Rhodes username and password. All other users will need to register (first time log in) and log in as Other Users.


Click here to view the call and Apply  alternatively visit the AWARMN website here https://www.ru.ac.za/intra-africa-awarmn/ for additional details and then apply.

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ILAM/RU/NAC MST and PHD Bursaries 2020

Profile
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates may now apply for one Ph D bursary as of 2020 to 2022 and one Masters degree bursary as of 2020 until 2021. Candidates will focus on the historical and ethnomusicological study of the jazz heritage of the Eastern Cape. Candidates are expected to be based in Grahamstown for at least the first year, to participate in all activities offered at the Centre for Postgraduate Studies, and to contribute to the academic life of ILAM and Rhodes University.

Bursaries
These are provided by the National Arts Council and will be administered by Dr Lee Watkins. In 2020, the bursary for the Ph D will be R120 000 and R100 000 for the Masters degree candidate. Additional funding for fieldwork is available.

Supervision
Both candidates will be supervised by Dr Lee Watkins.

Requirements for submission
Academic transcripts; evidence of writing such as a thesis chapter or similar; and a  proposal with a maximum of 500 words on the prescribed topic.

Following the announcement of the outcome successful candidates should then apply for admission to Rhodes University.

Deadline for applications: CLOSED

Address any queries to Dr Lee Watkins: l.watkins@ru.ac.za

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Leon Gluckman Memorial Scholarship

Honours, Master's and PhD

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 year.

Application deadline: CLOSED

Value: R30 000.00

Online Application - Documents required

    • Covering letter of motivation for postgraduate study in drama;
    • Proposed course to be taken or completed;
    • List professional practices or relevant experiences within theatre and/or theatre studies;
    • Transcripts of completed courses;
    • CV.
    • Other points you deem relevant, including financial constraints, if relevant.

LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

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Rhodes University African Studies Centre (RASC)

African Cluster Centre Doctoral Scholarships 2020 in African Studies

ACC Doctoral Scholarships 2020: Application

Sponsored by the German Research Foundation and through its collaboration with the University of Bayreuth, and three other African partners in the African Multiple Cluster system, the RASC seeks to advance the study of Africa and African diaspora by means of cutting edge original empirical research as well as theory-building based on new inter- and transdisciplinary research endeavours.

We welcome Doctoral students who will work closely with their supervisors to produce cutting edge researches that will bring new insights to our cross cutting themes such as:

  1. Moralities;
  2. Knowledges;
  3. Arts and Aesthetics;
  4. Mobilities;
  5. Affiliations; and
  6. Learning.

We are particularly interested in PhD students who will work within the following areas: African history and African politics; African Musicology; Languages and literature, including African Languages, English and Francophone literature (with special reference to multilingualism, African and African diaspora literature, translation and early African literary works); Arts and Aesthetics; African Philosophy as well as Water, environment and climatic change in Africa

Current Doctoral candidates with research projects which explore related themes, and particularly those whose supervisors are in the Cluster System are invited to apply for: a PhD scholarship (one year) in the first instance valued at R120 000 per annum. PhD students under this scholarship are expected to assist the supervisor with some of his/her research work and undertake some limited teaching related duties, where necessary.

Requirement: Applicants must be registered for a PhD at Rhodes University. For the 2020 intake, preference will be given to those candidates whose PhD research proposals have been approved by the Higher Degree Committee and are already doing their fieldwork, or are about to write up the thesis.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Professor Enocent Msindo, Director: RASC, Rhodes University, Makhanda/Grahamstown, 6139

Applications will be accepted via ROSS, Rhodes’ Online Submission Engine and need to include:

  1. a brief research proposal (1000 words) or an accepted research proposal from the Rhodes Higher Degree Committee;
  2. CV with academic record; and
  3. a recent sample of academic writing

The link to the ROSS application is: https://ru.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1799052

Closing Date for Applications: CLOSED 

Where necessary, candidates may be shortlisted for a brief interview. The scholarship is for 2020.

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Rhodes Business School Bursaries 2020

Rhodes Business School is pleased to announce  bursary funding for Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM) full-time studies for the 2020 academic year, and for Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time studies.

RU Business School: Bursaries Advert

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2019.

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.

Application Process

  1. A letter of motivation.
  2. CV with detailed work experience (for MBA only).
  3. Academic Transcript.
  4. Certified copy of ID or passport.

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Funding Opportunity : Palaeontology projects and funding for Postdoc, MSc and PhD at the Albany Museum, for 2020

Please refer to the two adverts for further details, conditions and eligibility.

Advert: Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2020

Advert: MSc and PhD bursaries 2020

Closing date for applications: CLOSED

Contact Dr Rose Prevec (r.prevec@am.org.za) or Ms. Aviwe Matiwane (aviwematiwane0@gmail.com) with queries.

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Rhodes University Council and Study Loans 2020

Closing date: Closed

Period: One Year only

RU Loan Application 2020

Eligibility:

  • RSA citizens only
  • Hons, Masters, PhD and Diploma studies in 2019;
  • Full-time attendance and study at Rhodes University in 2019;
  • 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 (COMPULSORY) 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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGCE) – please note point 13, page 3 of the application form.

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

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Centre for Radio Astronomy Techniques & Technologies (RATT) / Department of Physics & Electronics

invites high-flying students looking to get involved in radio astronomy, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array

to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2020.

Closing date for applications: Closed

Click HERE for full details (eligibility, criteria etc.)

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The Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships

Rhodes University invites applications for the Pearson-Young Memorial Scholarships for Honours in 2020 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: R115 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. Prior to submitting your application, please engage with the prospective department in which you intend commencing the Honours programme. In the motivation, please confirm eligibility to register for the course, and the aspect regarding Cancer Related Research.

Closing date: Closed

Scholarship Enquiries: Please contact pgfunding@ru.ac.za  or (046) 603 8755

 

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DAAD 2020

Call for Applications for DAAD ‘in Country’ PhD Scholarships to study Biochemistry/Microbiology at Rhodes University

DAAD is offering three-year PhD scholarships for full-time study towards the PhD degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rhodes University starting at the beginning of 2020. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). A maximum of 5 scholarships are available for admission in 2020. The scholarships cover costs associated with the degree and include a monthly stipend of 500 Euro.

DAAD Rhodes Call

Eligibility:

  • Citizens of a sub-Saharan country (excluding South Africa);
  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology or a related science completed not more than 6 years ago. Note that if your MSc is not completed, you should submit a letter from your current supervisor indicating that the degree will be completed by Jan 2020;
  • Good working knowledge of English;
  • Strong motivation and commitment.

Applications procedure:

The application procedure starts by application to Rhodes University which is due 17:00 on Friday 17th May 2019. A committee will screen applications, and shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to submit documentation to DAAD via the DAAD online portal. DAAD will make the final selection of successful candidates.

Please submit the following documentation as a single PDF file:

  1. Letter of motivation (explaining your interest in Biochemistry/Microbiology and why you wish to do a PhD. Maximum 1 page);
  2. CV using the template found here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose
  3. Certified copy of academic transcript/degree certificates;
  4. Reference letters from 2 academic references;
  5. Passport/ID as proof of citizenship.

Please email the above documents as a single PDF file to pgfunding@ru.ac.za by 17:00 on Friday 17th May 2019. Please name the file ‘DAAD-Your name’.

Female applicants and applicants from less privileged backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the programme.

Queries may be addressed to Prof Adrienne Edkins on a.edkins@ru.ac.za
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email with further instructions.

If you do not hear from us by 1 July 2019, you should assume that your application was not successful.

To combine PDF documents – see this website https://smallpdf.com/merge-pdf

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