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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Call for Applications: 2015 Masters and Doctoral Research Intake

The DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Social Policy invites applications into its 2015 Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Programme. Successful candidates will join an exciting research team working on the theme of “Rethinking Social Policy: in search of inclusive development”.

The research sub-themes include:

1. Rethinking Poverty:
2. Comparative Social Policy:
3. ‘Non-Formal’ Social Policy:

Candidates interested in other thematic areas of Social Policy are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the online application, M&D applicants should forward a set of their application documents by post or e-mail. The documents should include a two to three-page Concept Note on their areas of interest for the post-doctoral or postgraduate research projects, updated curriculum vitae, academic records (academic transcripts and certificates), and evidence of previous scholarly works. The latter may include a dissertation/thesis or published scholarly works.

By Post: “M&D Application, SARChI Chair in Social Policy, Archie Mafeje Research institute, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria 0003, South Africa.”

By Email: The Administrative Coordinator (sarchisp@unisa.ac.za). Please insert “2015 M&D Application, SARChI Chair in Social Policy” in the e-mail subject line.

Scholarships are available for successful applicants pursuing full-time studies. South African (citizens and permanent residents) women and black applicants are encouraged to apply. The selection process may include formal interviews of shortlisted applicants.

For further details, please contact Bridgette Ngobeni (+27 12 337 6114 or sarchisp@unisa.ac.za) or Professor Jimi Adesina (adesij@unisa.ac.za).

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