CISA Masters and Doctoral Fellowships

Published Date:   Saturday, Oct 06, 2012

 

University of Witwatersrand Centre for Indian Studies in Africa
Faculty of Humanities
CISA Masters and Doctoral Fellowships

 
The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (established in 2010) has two ongoing projects funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India. We are interested in promoting interdisciplinary and comparative transnational work looking at the connected histories of colonialism, capital, labour, religion and literature across the Indian Ocean as well as post-colonial ideologies and formations in the Global South. The project funded by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is concerned with the migration of labour and capital from India to Africa and emerging notions of global responsibility. In particular we are interested in themes of labour migration; labour regimes and legal cultures; the changing profile of Indian communities in Africa; emerging themes of environment, food security and the resource race in Africa; and entrepreneurial activity by Indian migrants.
 
On the Mellon funded Indian Ocean/Global South project we are inviting applications for 

 

  • two MA Fellowships which will be tenable for one year starting January 2013 and will be of the value of R 100000. Candidates should have an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. The programme entails an MA by dissertation plus one compulsory module on the Indian Ocean. Applicants for the MA should send their CVs and a covering letter stating why they wish to do an MA by dissertation on the Indian Ocean area.

 
On the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs project we are calling for applications for 

 

  • one PhD fellowship tenable for three years commencing January 2013 leading towards a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand and will be of the value of R 150000 p.a. Candidates should have a Masters degree in an appropriate discipline and preferably some experience of research or a research degree.
  • one Masters fellowship for an MA by dissertation commencing January 2013 tenable for one year and will be of the value R 100000. Candidates should have a first class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate Social Science discipline.

Applicants for these fellowships should send CVs; a covering letter stating how their research interests could contribute to the project; and three references.
 
Complete applications should be emailed to Merle.Govind@wits.ac.za on or before the 31st October 2012 or posted to the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa c/o African Literature Department University of Witwatersrand Private Bag 3 Wits 2050 Johannesburg South Africa. For further information contact Prof Dilip Menon (Dilip.menon@wits.ac.za

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