The purpose of the SCIS PhD fellowship is to invest in high-quality PhD students, working across disciplines, to develop a deeper understanding of inequality in the global South.
Applications for the PhD fellowship must relate to the study of inequality in the global South. Proposals will be judged on merit, insight, focus and methodology. We welcome applications from all disciplines. Successful applicants will be required to participate in the intellectual life of SCIS, which is a vibrant inter-disciplinary research environment. The PhD Fellowship will cover fees, a research costs allowance, and provide a generous stipend to cover living costs.
This call is for proposals for innovative research focussing on inequality in the global South.
Proposals should be brief but include the following:
- Research focus and background
- Research problem
- Research question/s
- Research aim
- Merit of the research and proposed contribution to the field
- Proposed Research Methodology
- Research Plan
Proposals should demonstrate original contributions to intellectual and/or policy debates, and break new theoretical and/or empirical ground.
This PhD fellowship is administered by, and hosted in, the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS).However, successful applicants will be registered in a school relevant to their research, where their supervisor is based.
Prospective and current PhD students are eligible to apply.
Please submit a brief proposal (5-15 pages), a letter of endorsement from your supervisor/s, CV and other documents you deem appropriate for the committee to see (e.g. journal articles, etc.) to Pauline Dhlamini, Research Coordinator at SCIS, at #Dept-Info.SCIS@wits.ac.za by 15 February 2022; with the subject line: SCIS PhD Fellowship.
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions without a supervisor endorsement will not be considered.
For any queries, please contact David Francis, Deputy Director SCIS, at email@example.com
We reserve the right not to make any awards.
To learn more about the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) visit: https://www.wits.ac.za/scis/