HUMA Carnegie Fellowships at University of Cape Town 2020

HUMA Carnegie Fellowships at University of Cape Town 2020

HUMA is an interdisciplinary research institute at UCT, based in the Faculty of Humanities. Its primary objectives are threefold: to undertake and champion interdisciplinary research and exchange; to promote the next academic generation; to contribute to social commentary and debate that straddles academic and non-academic publics.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2020

Eligible Countries: African countries

Type: PhD, Postdoctorate

Number of Awards:

  • Ph.D.: 3
  • Postdoctorate: 4

Value of Award:

  • Ph.D.: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R200, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.
  • Postdoctorate: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R300, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.

Duration of Award: 2-year contract

Eligibility:

Ph.D.:

  • A Masters’s degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, law, economics, STS.
  • Interest in undertaking doctoral research on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Interest in developing a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, writing, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Interest in developing a publication record.
  • Interest in undergraduate and postgraduate mentoring.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team.
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Postdoctorate:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, Law, Economics, or STS.
  • Demonstrable interest in undertaking post-doctoral research and teaching on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Demonstrable interest in building a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Demonstrable interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Emerging publication record.
  • Demonstrable interest in graduate supervision.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team
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