The Chair in African Philanthropy and the Wits Business School, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York invite applications for research fellowships which will increase empirical knowledge about African Philanthropy and Social Investment. Research outputs will assist in developing a cadre of scholars and practitioners in these fields, as well as inform teaching and further research. Two types of fellowships are available for doctoral and masters’ degree students.
The fellowship will support research. Eligibility for this fellowship is for a student already registered in the doctoral programme at an African university. The research should lead to at least one article suitable for publication in accepted academic journal(s). The fellowship is limited to specified research costs as well as travel for necessary periods of residence within and outside South Africa. Applications should include: (i) proof of PhD enrolment; (ii) written approval by the candidate’s supervisor; (iii) a copy of the approved PhD proposal; (iv) detailed specification of the research topic, fellowship assistance required, including its intended results and the journal(s) to which a research article will be submitted and; (v) a compelling motivation.
Applications should be submitted to Mmabatho.Leeuw@wits.ac.za
The fellowship will support research for a Master of Management Research degree at the Wits Business School. Eligibility and the steps involved can be found on the below links:
The potential for publication of the research as an academic article is additionally desirable. The fellowship covers registration, fieldwork (if applicable), travel and residence when required in South Africa.
Applications should be sent to Mmabatho.Leeuw@wits.ac.za
Applications should address one or more of the following topic areas. They are not mutually exclusive. Multidisciplinary research is encouraged, as are qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. For the purpose of this call, the term ‘gifting’ is analogous to philanthropy.
Meso-level: theory, aggregate and/or pan-African comparative perspectives
Macro level: country perspectives
Micro level: transactions and cases
Other potential topics to consider (could fall in one or more of the above levels):
Closing date for applications for fellowships commencing in 2019 is September 28, 2018