Lisa Maskell Call for Doctoral Scholarships 2025

Sponsor: Gerda Henkel Foundation

Submission Deadline

31 July 2024

Field(s) of Study

Cultural Studies, Other, History and Liberal Arts/Humanities

Award Amount

R450 000 over three years


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, is pleased to announce a limited number of full-time scholarships for PhD studies. Doctoral scholarships are available for research projects in primarily the historical humanities, in particular to support research projects in the following fields: • Archaeology • History • Historical Islamic Studies • Art History • History of Law • Prehistory and Early History • History of Science Research topics from areas such as cultural studies, political science, and social sciences that explore current issues in a larger historical context, or consciously focus on topics of relevance to the present or the future, such as forced migration, or democracy, are also eligible for support.

Other Criteria

• Applicants from African countries. Priority will be given to qualifying candidates from PANGeA partner institutions. • Applicants should have obtained 70% in the final year of the previous completed degree. • Applicants are expected to provide a sample of their writing with their application: o MA thesis for PhD applicants o Any published academic articles related to your application. • At the date of application, applicants must not be older than 35 to apply for a PhD scholarship. • Applicants must be able to commence studies in February 2025 • Applicants must apply to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application. Apply to the university at the link below. • Applicants are required to contact the department that they intend studying in and to obtain a letter of support indicating that there is supervisory capacity for their research project. This letter of recommendation must be submitted as part of this application. Departments-centres - Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences • Applicants from institutions within the PANGeA network, must obtain a nomination letter from their institution and submit the letter as part of this application.

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More Award Details

Number of AwardsTo be confirmed
Host InstitutionStellenbosch University
Nationality RequiredUnrestricted
Host CountriesSouth Africa
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