The African Critical Inquiry Program is pleased to announce the 2017 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000. The application deadline is 1 May, 2017.

The African Critical Inquiry Program is pleased to announce the 2015 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000. The African Critical Inquiry Program (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The ACIP is committed to collaboration between scholars and the makers of culture/history, and to fostering inquiry into the politics of knowledge production, the relationships between the colonial/apartheid and the postcolonial/postapartheid, and the importance of critical pluralism as against nationalist discourse. ACIP is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

 

Scholarship Type

Scholarship is awarded to students in the field of humanities and humanistic social sciences.

 

Eligible Fields of Study

Scholarship is available for pursuing research program at South African universities.

Scholarship is applicable for studying in: South Africa

 

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

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. program 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 2015, whichever comes first.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards are open to African students.

 

Value of Award

The maximum award is ZAR 40,000.

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for an Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award, complete this cover sheet and submit it with:

  • an abstract of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
  • a research proposal no longer than 5 pages, double spaced, with one inch margins and font no smaller than 11 point
  • a bibliography of up to two additional pages
  • a project budget justifying project expenses to be supported
  • your curriculum vitae
  • a current transcript
  • Two referee letters should be submitted directly to the selection committee by email.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 May, 2017.

Further Information and Application