The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is inviting applications from African doctoral students for Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards. These are offered to the applicants who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics.
The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus.
Awards will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public scholarship, culture and communication, and the theories, histories and systems of thought that shape and illuminate public culture and public scholarship. Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; this must be completed before they begin ACIP-supported on-site research or by December 2016, whichever comes first.
A major aim of the ASAUK is to facilitate linkages between UK and African institutions, and between scholars in Africa and the UK. They support African scholars publishing in Africanist journals published in the UK, scholarly journal publishing in Africa, scholarly book publishing in Africa, and the exchange of ideas in and about Africa. Their two major programmes, the ASAUK teaching fellowships and the ASAUK writing workshops are designed to support and strengthen the connections between academics in the UK and their colleagues in Africa.
College Admission Requirement
Applicants must be African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must be currently registered in a Ph.D. programme in a South African university and be working on topics related to ACIP’s focus.
Supporting Material: To apply, eligible applicants should submit the following:
-completed cover sheet
-abstract of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
-research proposal outlining the project’s goals, central questions and significance, and its relevance for ACIP’s central concerns. Proposals should include a clearly formulated, realistic research design and a plan of work responsive to the project’s theoretical and methodological concerns. Applicants should provide evidence of appropriate training to undertake the proposed research, including the language fluency necessary for the project. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages; they should be double spaced, with one inch margins and a font no smaller than 11 point.
-bibliography of up to two additional pages
-project budget listing and justifying project expenses to be supported by the award
-applicants curriculum vitae
-two referee letters; one of these must be from their supervisor. Applicant’s referees should comment specifically on their proposed project, its quality and significance, and their qualifications for undertaking it. They might also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their project and how they and their work would benefit from receiving the research award. Referee letters should be submitted directly to the selection committee.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
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