Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT in South Africa, 2015


Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies at UCT in South Africa , and applications are submitted till 15 April 2015. University of Cape Town is offering research awards for students registered for a Masters or PhD degree at UCT. The award supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa. There is no restriction on nationality, race or gender of applicants. The value of the award is up to R10,000 towards research costs specified in the research proposal. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | South Africa

Level: Research Award

Field(s): The award supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa.

Deadline: 15 April 2015

Funded By: University of Cape Town, South Africa

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies are targeted for Students of all nationalities

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Not Known

Scholarship covers: The value of the award is up to R10,000 towards research costs specified in the research proposal. Costs may include research assistance, travel, accommodation and subsistence during fieldwork, data processing, communications and essential materials. Cost of the researcher’s own time is excluded. Computer purchase is also excluded.

Description

Veterans and Friends of the August 1968 sit-in at UCT have made an annual award available towards research costs of one or more UCT students.

The Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies award supports creative research initiatives by UCT students investigating innovations which could help to reduce poverty and social exclusion in South Africa.

The title of the award celebrates the spirit of the sit-in, which defended the appointment of Archie Mafeje to UCT academic staff against the apartheid government’s demand to withdraw the job offer on grounds of his race.

Raphie Kaplinsky, a leader of the sit-in, notes: “The ability to resist discrimination and other forms of inequity rests in large part on independence of mind and the power of imagination.

This award provides a fitting platform to build on Archie Mafeje’s memory and the spirit of the sit-in which sought to defend his rights and the rights of others”.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail Spirit of 68 Award for Postgraduate Studies ? 

‣ Applicants must be registered for a Masters or PhD degree at UCT. 

‣ There is no restriction on nationality, race or gender of applicants.

Selection Criteria:

‣ Criteria for the award will be the novelty and academic rigour of the research proposal and its relevance to reducing poverty and social exclusion. All disciplines are eligible. There is no restriction on the size, focus or scope of research projects.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications should be submitted by post. Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • A summary research proposal (no more than 1500 words) identifying the problem to be researched, the specific research question to be answered, how the results of the research might contribute to reducing the problem, the research method, the information to be gathered and how it will be analysed, the research risks and how they will be managed.
  • A budget listing expected costs of the research.
  • A supporting letter from the supervisor of the research.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 15 April, 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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