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SWOP Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research and Social Justice

Ford Foundation annually sponsors the SWOP Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is provided to support international students who want to participate in postdoctoral research program in the area of Social Justice in the University of the Witwatersrand. The successful fellows may expect to receive funding valued R220 000 plus other benefits. Deadline is 30 February 2015.

Fellowship Description
This postdoctoral program, generously funded by Ford Foundation, provides focused support for both research publication and concrete engagement with social justice issues and campaigns. You will be located at a Research Institute that combines cutting edge scholarly research with rich experience of supporting labour, women’s, social and environmental movements, as well as progressive government institutions, engaging in struggles to change the world we live in. You will have the time and support to conduct and publish research and lay the foundation for your academic career, as well as participate in an innovative social justice program. You will participate in a collegial and progressive community of scholars.

Award Value
The winners of this fellowship will receive: funding of R220 000 per year plus medical insurance, and in addition substantial research funding.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in Social Justice.

Place of Study
At the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Eligibility and Criteria
The main requirements of this scholarship as follow:

The second year is conditional on performance in the first year.

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Applicants must have completed and been awarded their PhDs (though not necessarily graduated) in the social sciences or related fields.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction

Application Instruction
All interested candidates must provide all of the following compulsory documents:
-A detailed cover letter motivating
applicant’s application
-A brief essay (2 pages) problematising the relationship between academic research and social justice activism, including reflections on their own research field.
-A detailed and updated CV.
-A copy of two recent publications, or two chapters of their PhD.
-Names and contact details (including email addresses) of three referees.

Submission Deadline
30 February 2015.

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