Higher Education & Human Development (HEHD) Research Programme/Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards 2021

October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 Ahmad Raza

Higher Education & Human Development (HEHD) Research Programme/Doctoral and Postdoctoral Awards 2021

The SARChI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme offers a limited number of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for international students/fellows. 

Application Deadline: 30th November 2020.

Eligible Countries:  International

Host Country: University of the Free State, South Africa

Type: Post/Doctoral, Research

We especially encourage applicants interested in higher education and human development in relation to; environmental justice, epistemic justice, gender justice, racism, pedagogic justice, reconciliation and justice, critical digital literacy and social media, political agency, institutional cultures, political economy, disability and justice. We encourage diverse approaches to research including participatory methods.

Value of Award:

Doctoral: R 180,000 annual fellowship (Note that registration fees are deducted annually), which includes R 30,000 for research expenses.


  • Each fellow will receive an annual stipend of R250 000, which includes research expenses of R30 000pa. The stipend is paid in advance in quarterly instalments.
  • Unless already resident in Bloemfontein, each fellow will normally have travel paid from their home city or home country to the UFS at the start of the fellowship. Duration of Award: 3 years

How to Apply: All applications for either fellowships should be emailed to Prof Melanie Walker at: walkermj@ufs.ac.za with the supporting documents as set out in each call (see below).

For more Information: https://www.ufs.ac.za/hehd/home/funding-opportunities/doctoral-and-postdoctoral-awards

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