Andrew Mellon Masters & Doctoral Scholarships in Histories of Institutions

The Rhodes University in South Africa offers the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Masters & Doctoral Scholarships in Histories of Institutions and Intellectual Histories in 2021

The focus of Dr Janeke Thumbran’s project is on the history of universities and university disciplines. The project investigates how the disciplines at Afrikaans universities produced knowledge for and upheld the premises of apartheid rule. MA and PhD candidates interested in university histories, intellectual history or any complementary areas of research (ie. projects related to historical trajectories of institutions and their intersection with race, ethnicity or gender on the African continent) are encouraged to apply.

Worth of Award

  • MA scholarship (two years): R105 000.00 per annum
  • PhD scholarship (three years): R135 000.00 per annum


  • Preference will be given to designated groups
  • Requirements: Honours degree in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for MA applications. MA in Politics & International Studies or Sociology for PhD applicants.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens and resident in South Africa.
  • For enquiries contact [email protected] or [email protected]

How to Apply

Applicants need to send:

  • a brief research proposal (1000 words);
  • CV with academic record; and
  • a recent sample of academic writing to [email protected]

Deadline: Closing Date for Applications: October 31, 2020.  Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence full-time study in February 2021.

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