The Faculty secures and accesses two primary streams of funding.
Both funding streams are available to staff in various positions and towards general project types within the Humanities
Internal funds are sourced and secured from within the University's funding infrastructure. Internal funds are generally only available to staff members, with some exceptions.
External funds are sourced and secured from agencies, donors and councils external to the University. Funds are available for a wide range of applicants, including both staff and students.
AusAID development research awards scheme for 2012 read more
ERAfrica 2013 Joint Call Submission deadline 15 April 20136
Staff and Students
Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa:Critical Perspectives in Peace, Security, and Development Issues
The program features three distinct competitive fellowship opportunities for early-career social science faculty who hold positions in accredited colleges and universities. read more
Application Deadline 1 December 2012
National Research Foundation
"The objective of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to support and promote research through funding, human capacity development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of the natural and social sciences, humanities and technology, including indigenous knowledge systems."
The NRF presently uses two online systems. Please encourage staff members and postgraduate students to register on the main system http://nrfonline.nrf.ac.za , complete their CV’s and keep the information updated. This makes the application process so much simpler at (http://nrfinterim.nrf.ac.za) as the CV information is drawn in from the Online system to applications.
Thuthuka Programme : Call for Research Proposals for funding in 2013
Applications should be completed online https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/nrfmkii/
The attached guide documents are also available from http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=127
The institutional commitment form must be completed by the applicant, signed by Head of School and the applicant must then e-mail to (Waheeda.firstname.lastname@example.org). I will arrange for institutional endorsement then e-mail the form back to the applicant. The applicant must then upload the form to the application under “attachments”.
Applicants in the PhD track must put in their supervisor’s details on the application and send an e-mail to the supervisor by selecting the “send e-mail” button. The supervisor should receive the online report (to complete) after the applicant final submits the application to the Institution.
Wits deadline: 27th June 2012
Should the applicant experience any technical problems, they should phone the NRF Helpdesk on 012 -481-4034/4202.
NRF Innovation, Scarce Skills, Freestanding Masters/ Doctoral Scholarship funding for 2013
WITS DEADLINE: 15 AUGUST 2012
please note that the call documents can also be accessed from the application under “NRF call information documents”. Please read these documents before continuing with the application.
Applicants can apply by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/
The NRF is pleased to announce the call for applications for master’s and doctoral scholarships in the following listed programmes for 2013:
Please refer to call information documents to find out more about the funding programme’s ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
How to apply for funding
• Applications must be submitted through an online application process to the National Research Foundation (NRF).
• Applicants can apply for 2013 by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/
• Register/ Login using your ID number and password.
• Select create new application from the list of existing calls and select “apply” next to: NRF, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2013.
NB: Students should not apply for Thuthuka or any of the other calls (besides the Scholarship call) as these are meant for employed academic staff. Employed academic staff registered for higher degrees may not apply for Scholarship funding either.
NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION - FONDS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
JOINT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH COLLABORATION CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS (2012/2013)
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SWISS SOUTH AFRICAN JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMME (SSAJRP)
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AFRICAN HUMANITIES PROGRAM
The AHP is administered by the American Council of Learned Societies and funded by the Carnegie Corporation in New York. The aim of the program is to provide scholarships to support high quality research in the humanities on the African continent, and in the past 4 years has awarded over 100 fellowships to African scholars.
International Partnership and Mobility Scheme.
The International Partnership and Mobility Scheme is funded by the British Academy. It aims to support the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world where research excellence would be strengthened by new, innovative initiatives and links.
In this round the Scheme is open to three-year and one-year partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in Africa.
Awards cover any branch of the humanities or social sciences and are intended to focus on collaborative research on a specific theme of mutual interest, rather than purely on establishing networks.
The deadline is in February 2013.
For more information please visit: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/intl/International_Partnership_and_Mobility.cfm
Mellon Postgraduate Mentoring Programme click here
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust: Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award 2012
Wits closing date 19 October 2012
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FRIEDEL SELLSCHOP AWARD
The University particularly wishes to recognize and encourage exceptional young researchers. To this end a special category of research grant has been made available by the University Research Committee to qualifying researchers. This award will be worth up to R 120,000 in 2013. Applications for recognition and support in 2013 are now invited. It is anticipated that three new awards will be made. Applications for the first stage in the process must reach the Research Office not later than Friday 1 February 2013. Successful applicants would be supported for up to three years, subject to satisfactory annual performance reports and annual re-application. For more information contact Mr I Burns at (011) 717 1231 or email@example.com
WITS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS PROGRAMME 2013
The Strategic Planning Division invites you to submit proposals for the visit of distinguished scholars to Wits in 2013. Through this programme the University intends to bring polished minds and leading-edge scholars to Wits to participate in scholarly activities and hold conversations with our scholars and post-graduate students. The programme seeks to ensure that the academic disciplines, departments, schools and faculties identify outstanding scholars and Nobel Laureates in particular areas of strategic focus to come to the University and work with our scholars to enhance knowledge generation; advance knowledge frontiers and intensify high level research networks in those particular areas.
Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the Strategic Planning Division Intranet (placed under Academic Support). All Submitted applications will go through a reviewing process put in place by the special subcommittee of SPARC. Applications should be emailed to Ntsundeni Mapatagane at Ntsundeni.Mapatagane@wits.ac.za by 30 January 2013. For further information contact Ntsundeni at (011) 717 1173.
Wits Africa Residency Programme
The Wits Africa Residency Programme is pleased to invite applications for 2013. We would appreciate it if the call is circulated to all potential Fellows. All the necessary information and application procedures are detailed in the attached documents. The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 June 2013. Successful applicants will be expected to make one visit to Wits University during 2013.
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust