STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024

STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024

STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024

Suitably qualified applicants are invited by the Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study (STIAS) to apply for the STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024 which comprises projects which are entirely self-generated and proposed by applicants, as well as projects and programs initiated and led by STIAS.

Through the STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme, STIAS provides and maintains an independent creative space for the mind to advance the cause of science and scholarship across all disciplines. It is global in its reach and local in its African roots and values original thinking and innovation in this form.

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Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study (STIAS)

Host Institution(s): Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study (STIAS)

Fellowship Worth: Fully Funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Doctoral

Nationality: International Students

Eligibility for the STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024:

  • Applicants who are artists-in-residence and short-term Fellows drawn from the sphere of public commentary and opinion-making.
  • A limited number of applications from young scholars who have completed at least one postdoctoral fellowship (preferably more than one) will also be considered annually.
  • Apart from applicants who apply within the framework of an agreement with the Volkswagen Foundation, STIAS does not consider postdoctoral applications.

Selection Criteria:

  • Level: Does the proposal entail research at the highest level?
  • Innovation: Does the project break new ground? Does it hold the promise of new insights and the potential to produce new knowledge?
  • Interdisciplinarity: To what extent does the project draw on and contribute to different disciplines? Will the project facilitate interdisciplinary, cross-pollinating engagements during the residency?
  • Relevance: Is the project appropriate for a program of an institute for advanced study? Does the project have relevance for South Africa and Africa?
  • Feasibility: How convincing is the proposed methodology and research design, and how realistic is the research plan? Is the applicant equipped to deliver on the proposed project?

Method of Application for the STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024:

Interested applicants for the STIAS Fellowship and Research Programme 2024 are expected to submit the following below along with a cover letter:

  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of publications (may be included in the CV).
  • One or two recent articles typical of the applicant’s research work, or related to the proposed project.
  • A project title and description (2-4 pages) of the planned work and expected outcomes.
  • A summary/ introductory text (maximum 200 words) of the proposed project accessible to readers from outside the candidate’s specific discipline. This will be posted on the STIAS website (see project summaries for examples).
  • A clear indication of the length of fellowship being applied for, together with preferred and alternative dates of residence at STIAS.
  • A brief indication of how the applicant became aware of the STIAS program and motivation to choose STIAS.

Applicants should submit it through the following means:

EMAIL (preferred):
Documentation should be submitted in PDF format.

MAIL: Ms Gudrun Schirge, STIAS Senior Programme Administrator
Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa

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Application Deadline: October 31, 2024.

For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.

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