Due Date: May 1, 2019

The African Crucial Query Program is pleased to reveal the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Study Awards to support African doctoral trainees in the liberal arts and humanistic social sciences who are registered at South African universities and carrying out argumentation research study on pertinent subjects.

The African Crucial Query Program (ACIP) looks for to advance questions and dispute about the functions and practice of public culture, public cultural organizations, and public scholarship in forming identities and society in Africa.

The ACIP is devoted to cooperation in between scholars and the makers of culture/history, and to cultivating questions into the politics of understanding production, the relationships in between the colonial/apartheid and the postcolonial/postapartheid, and the significance of vital pluralism as versus nationalist discourse. ACIP is a collaboration in between the Centre for Liberal Arts Research Study at the University of the Western Cape and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.A.).


  • Grant quantities differ depending upon research study strategies, with an optimum award of ZAR 40,000


  • Open to African postgraduate trainees (despite citizenship) in the liberal arts and humanistic social sciences;-LRB- ***************).
  • Candidates should be presently signed up in a Ph.D. program in a South African university and be dealing with subjects associated with ACIP’s focus;-LRB- ***************).
  • Awards will support doctoral research study jobs concentrated on subjects such as organizations of public culture, specific elements of museums and exhibits, types and practices of public scholarship, culture and interaction, and the theories, histories, and systems of idea that shape and light up public culture and public scholarship;-LRB- ***************).
  • Candidates should send an argumentation proposition that has actually been authorized by their organization to validate the award; this should be finished prior to they start ACIP- supported on-site research study or by December 2019, whichever precedes.

Choice Process

Applications will be evaluated by the ACIP Choice Committee, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and professionals drawn from a series of universities and cultural organizations. Choice will be based upon the benefit and strength of the application. Awards will be made just if applications of high quality are gotten. Alert of awards will be made by late July.

Effective candidates will be needed to go to the African Crucial Query Workshop in the list below year and will have chances to talk to scholars connected with the Workshop. They will be anticipated to go to subsequent ACIP Workshops while finishing their argumentations, if possible. After finishing their research study, candidates should send a last research study report and a monetary report.

Trainees who get an Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Study Award from the African Crucial Query Program should acknowledge the assistance in any publications arising from the research study and in their argumentation. When the argumentation is finished, they should transfer a copy with the African Crucial Query Program at the Center for Liberal Arts Research Study.


To use, candidates need to send the following as a file accessory with files in the order noted:

  • Finished cover sheet
  • Abstract of the proposed research study job (250 words optimum)
  • Research study proposition laying out the job’s objectives, main concerns, significance, and significance for ACIP’s main issues. Propositions need to consist of a plainly developed, practical research study style and strategy of work responsive to the job’s theoretical and methodological issues. Candidates need to offer proof of suitable training to carry out the proposed research study, consisting of the language fluency needed for the job. Propositions need to be no longer than 5 pages; they need to be double-spaced, with one-inch margins and a font style no smaller sized than 11 points. Applications that do not follow this format will not be thought about.
  • Bibliography of as much as 2 extra pages
  • Job budget plan listing and validating job costs to be supported by the award
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Present records
  • 2 referee letters; among these should be from your manager.

Please send products as a file accessory with files in the order noted above. Applications need to be sent out by e-mail with the heading “ACIP 2019 Research Study Award Application” to [email protected]

For additional information, go to Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Study Awards

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