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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Research Programme has funding for six postdoctoral fellows to undertake research on topics relevant to the following themes

  • Money in the Making of World Society
  • Building a Human Economy in southern and central Africa

For more information on these themes please contact either of the Directors (see below).

The fellowships will be tenable for at least two years and three at most. Successful applicants will be expected to participate fully in the programme’s academic activities on the University of Pretoria campus for a substantial portion of this period.

Applications for the Human Economy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are invited from suitably-qualified candidates.

Successful applicants will have completed a doctoral degree within the past seven years on a topic of relevance to the above themes. They will be expected to conduct additional research on an approved topic, and will be eligible for research funding above their stipend to enable this. The Human Economy Research Programme is open to scholars from any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Applications from African, particularly black South African, scholars are encouraged.

Research Fellows will be expected to make research publications a priority during their association with the programme. They will be required to contribute to its seminars, workshops, conferences and collective publications.

The programme’s current funding cycle, during which the focus will be on the above themes, runs from January 2015 to December 2018. Successful applicants should arrive at the University of Pretoria by the end of August 2015.

The stipend attached to the Fellowships is R 240 000 per annum (tax free).

The closing date for applications is 10 April 2015 but late applications may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a synopsis of their doctoral research (not more than three pages), and an indication of the research they envisage should their application be successful (not more than three pages). 

Applications should be submitted electronically to both

Professor Keith Hart (International Director) [email protected]

Professor John Sharp (South Africa Director) [email protected]


- Author John Sharp
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