Fellowships and Bursaries in Visual History and Theory


The Visual History research platform is convened by the DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory (UID 98911) and hosts a number of postgraduate student bursaries and postdoctoral fellowships.

For postgraduate bursaries:

As from 2020 (for study in 2021), applications for NRF bursaries at Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels are now conducted directly by postgraduate students through the online portal of the National Research Foundation. You may now apply on the NRF Online Submission System by accessing the link https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/.

In your application for a General Scholarship, you must cite the Unique Grant Number or Identifier (UID) for the SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory, which is UID 98911.

Universities have their own internal cut-off dates for applications and the applicants must abide by those dates. Submission dates to University of the Western Cape (UWC) are as follows:

  • Honours Applications: 18 October 2020
  • Masters Applications:  30 June 2020
  • Doctoral Applications:  30 June 2020

If you are interested in applying for a postgraduate bursary, please consult with the SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory at visualhistoryuwc@gmail.com in advance of the application process. For MA and PhD bursary applications to be submitted in 2021, please be in touch with the Chair by May 2021, before applications are due.

For postdoctoral fellowships:

the DSI/NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory may nominate one postdoctoral fellowship per year directly linked to the project grant, which is renewable for a second and third year where appropriate. Please consult with the SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory at visualhistoryuwc@gmail.com for further information.

Applications are normally invited in September/October each year. This will be advertised on the website of the Centre for Humanities Research.

Candidates may also apply directly to the National Research Foundation for the open competition for Postdoctoral Fellowships, by accessing the link https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/.

Applications normally open in February, and close by 15 May, each year. Interested candidates should consult with the SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory at visualhistoryuwc@gmail.com in advance of the application process.

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.

 

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