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POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

PhD

The NRF awards scholarships that are under the ambit of the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture. Recipients will study at the University of Johannesburg under the supervision of Prof Brenda Schmahmann. The NRF regulates that those who receive may be no more than 32 years old at the time of application and must have received at least 65% for his or her master’s degree.

The value of the awards is as follows:

Full funding for PhD studies: R 175 000 per annum for three years

Partial funding for PhD studies: R 90 000 per annum for three years

Full funding is made only to an individual who

a. is able to prove that his or her total family income is less than R 350 000 per annum

OR

b. Who achieved at least 75% for his or her master’s degree

The study is expected to be completed in three years.

In addition to receiving funding, the successful candidate will also be provided with space in which to work. Scholarships are normally taken up at the beginning of the academic year in February.

The topic of the PhD, which is by thesis, must be relevant to the chair’s focus on South African art and visual culture. Topics related to gender, public art and community art projects are particularly welcome.

Please note that awards are given primarily to black (i.e. African, Coloured or Indian) South Africans.

Those keen to receive funding and who are eligible should first apply to Prof Schmahmann. You can fill in an application form by clicking on this link which you should e-mail to Prof Schmahmann brendas@uj.ac.za along with an official academic record of courses completed at universities and the results you obtained from them.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS TO PROF SCHMAHMANN WILL BE ADVERTISED BUT WILL NORMALLY BE IN LATE MAY.

MA

The NRF awards scholarships that are under the ambit of the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture. Recipients will study at the University of Johannesburg under the supervision of Prof Brenda Schmahmann. The NRF regulates that those who receive funding (about R 140 000 per annum for two years) may be no more than 28 years old at the time of application.

Full funding for Master of Arts studies: R 167 00 per annum for two years

Partial funding for Master of Arts studies: R 100 00 per annum for two years

Full funding is made only to an individual who

a. is able to prove that his or her total family income is less than R 350 000 per

OR

b. who achieved at least 75% for his or her honour’s degree

The study is expected to be completed in two years.

Scholarships are normally taken up at the beginning of the academic year in February.

The topic of the Master’s degree must be relevant to the chair’s focus on South African art and visual culture. Topics related to gender, public art and community art projects are particularly welcome.

Please note that awards are given primarily to black (i.e. African, Coloured or Indian) South Africans.

Those keen to receive funding and who are eligible should first apply to Prof Schmahmann. You can fill in an application form by clicking on this link which you should e-mail to Prof Schmahmann brendas@uj.ac.za along with an official academic record of courses completed at universities and the results you obtained from them.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS TO PROF SCHMAHMANN WILL BE ADVERTISED BUT WILL NORMALLY BE IN LATE MAY.

BA Honours

The NRF awards scholarships that are under the ambit of the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture. Recipients will study at the University of Johannesburg under the supervision of Prof Brenda Schmahmann. Full funding is made only to an individual who

a. is able to prove that his or her total family income is less than R 350 000 per annum and that he/she achieved an average of at least 65% for the final year of his/her degree OR

b. who achieved an average of at least 75% for the final year of his/her degree.

The study is expected to be completed in a year.

Scholarships are normally taken up at the beginning of the academic year in February.

The topic of the long essay/mini-dissertation of the honour’s degree must be relevant to the chair’s focus on South African art and visual culture. Topics related to gender, public art and community art projects are particularly welcome.

Please note that awards are given primarily to black (i.e. African, Coloured or Indian) South Africans.

Those keen to receive funding and who are eligible should first apply to Prof Schmahmann. You can fill in an application form by clicking on this link which you should e-mail to Prof Schmahmann brendas@uj.ac.za along with an official academic record of courses completed at universities and the results you obtained from them.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS TO PROF SCHMAHMANN WILL BE ADVERTISED.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

From time to time, postdoctoral research fellowships with the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture are made available. These are worth R 220 000 per annum and are potentially renewable for up to three years.

The focus in these scholarships is on the development of a research project that will yield publications, mainly journal articles. Postdoctoral research fellows are also expected to provide advice and assistance to PhD, MA and/or M.Tech candidates as well as to participate in research events hosted by the SARChI Chair.

Applicants must have obtained their doctoral degrees within the last five years. Their work must be relevant to the chair’s focus on South African art and visual culture. Applications from individuals whose research is on an aspect of gender, public art or community art projects will be especially welcome.

An eligible applicant is encouraged to e-mail Prof Brenda Schmahmann brendas@uj.ac.za, the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, to ascertain the availability of a position. Should a position be available, Prof Schmahmann will provide an application form

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