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2020 HUMA Carnegie Fellowships at University of Cape Town

HUMA is an interdisciplinary research institute at UCT, based in the Faculty of Humanities. Its primary objectives are threefold: to undertake and champion interdisciplinary research and exchange; to promote the next academic generation; to contribute to social commentary and debate that straddles academic and non-academic publics.

Worth:

  • Ph.D.: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R200, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.
  • Postdoctorate: The value of the Fellowships is fixed at R300, 000 per annum. The Fellowships carry no benefits and are compliant with the SARS rules for tax exemption.

Eligibility:

Ph.D.:

  • A Masters’s degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, law, economics, STS.
  • Interest in undertaking doctoral research on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Interest in developing a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, writing, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Interest in developing a publication record.
  • Interest in undergraduate and postgraduate mentoring.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team.

Postdoctorate:

  • A Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline within social sciences, humanities, Law, Economics, or STS.
  • Demonstrable interest in undertaking post-doctoral research and teaching on AI and 4IR in one of six African regions (North, East, West, Central, Southern, and Lusophone Africa).
  • Demonstrated interest in at least one of HUMA’s Research Thematic Clusters.
  • Demonstrable interest in building a national and international standing as a scholar.
  • Demonstrable interest in policy advice, media, and public engagement.
  • Ability to present complex issues in a readable form for both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills including the use of quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, and competencies and skills in effective communication, editorial work, publishing, and knowledge dissemination.
  • Emerging publication record.
  • Demonstrable interest in graduate supervision.
  • Willingness to work actively as part of a team

DEADLINE: November 30, 2020

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