Application Deadline:31 October 2020.

The focus of Dr Bongani Nyoka’s project is on current and historical scholarly debates on knowledge decolonisation and curriculum transformation. The project investigates how African intellectuals have contributed to social and political theory. MA and PhD candidates interested in African intellectual history, African/black nationalism and African sociology are encouraged to apply.

MA scholarship (two years): R105 000.00 per annum

PhD scholarship (three years): R135 000.00 per annum

Eligibility: Preference will be given to designated groups

Requirements: Honours degree in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for MA applications. MA in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for PhD applicants.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Dr Bongani Nyoka, Department of Politics & International Studies, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send:

  1. a brief research proposal (1000 words);
  2. CV with academic record; and
  3. a recent sample of academic writing to [email protected]

Closing Date for Applications: 31 October 2020.  Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full time study in February 2021.

Applicants must be South African citizens and resident in South Africa.

For enquiries contact [email protected] or [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters & Doctoral Scholarships 2020/2021

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