Application Due Date: December 15 th 2018

The International Society for Third Sector Research Study (ISTR) and the Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Financial Investment at Wits Company School will co-host a PhD Workshop for around 20 PhD trainees at all phases of their doctoral research study in subjects connected to the Third Sector, i.e., civil society, the not-for-profit sub-sector, philanthropy, social economy, social financial investment, endeavor philanthropy, business social financial investment and volunteerism, to name a few.

The PhD Workshop is arranged for May 14-15, 2019 prior to the very first yearly Conference on Philanthropy, arranged by the Wits Company School’s Centre for Philanthropy and Social Financial investment in partnership with the Center for African Research Studies at Harvard University, TrustAfrica and Africa Philanthropy Online Forum on May 16-17,2019 The conference will be held at the WBS School. The conference will deal with styles that consist of economic sector providing, effect investing, sustainable advancement objectives, philanthropy, civil society and numerous other subjects. PhD Workshop trainees are needed to go to the conference.

ISTR hosts routine PhD Workshops in combination with its biennial global conferences and likewise at the local level in the alternate years. The ISTR/WITS Africa PhD Workshop is open to all doctoral trainees in the field of 3rd sector and civil society research study, in all African nations, and at all phases of their doctoral research study.

The objective of the workshop is to offer doctoral trainees with the chance to get substantial intellectual and methodological suggestions on their doctoral research study from peers and scholars, to present them to primary theories and advancements in the field, to contemplate publication and profession techniques, and to offer a chance to network with scholars within the global ISTR research study neighborhood.


  • The core of the workshop will concentrate on the research study of the specific trainees.
  • Candidates send an abstract describing their doctoral subject, cutting-edge, method, and techniques planned to be made an application for his/her research study task.
  • Throughout the workshop, the trainees ´ research study tasks are intensively gone over in parallel little working groups.
  • Roughly 20 doctoral trainees will be accepted. Trainees need to be presently registered in a university and should have the ability to go to the whole PhD Workshop and Philanthropy Conference.
  • Individuals will be organized thematically, however the group structure will be heterogeneous in regards to concrete research study subjects, disciplinary background, research study phase, approach, and local association.

The PhD Workshop will begin in the early morning on May 14, 2019 and conclude in the afternoon of May 15,2019 The Conference on Philanthropy starts the next early morning on May 16, 2017 and concludes the afternoon of May 17,2019 If taking a trip from out of town, individuals are anticipated to show up the night of May 13, 2019 and leave the night of May 17, 2019 or the next early morning as flights need.


  • ISTR/WITS will cover the expense of shared space lodging for the PhD Workshop and the Conference on Philanthropy and meals throughout both occasions. Restricted travel assistance is readily available to supplement assistance the trainee’s university can offer. ISTR will approve accepted trainees 2019 subscription in ISTR with all of the associated advantages.
  • Accepted trainees need to go to the Conference on Philanthropy (presence is totally free of charge). Previous individuals of ISTR Seminars are welcome to use to take part. The workshop will likewise consist of workshops with discussions on expert advancement subjects by leading scholars.

To Find Out More:

Check Out the Authorities Web Page of the ISTR/WITS Africa Regional PhD Workshop 2019

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