Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards for African PhD Students – South Africa 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on May 19, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Arts and Culture
  • Country of the Scholarship

    South Africa
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected].

Applications are open for the African Critical Research Program (ACIP) Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards 2022. This opportunity aims to support African humanities and humanistic social sciences doctoral students who are enrolled in South African universities and conducting thesis research. on relevant topics.

About us  The African Critical Inquiry Program

The African Critical Inquiry Program (ACIP) seeks to advance research and debate on the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions, and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa.

ACIP is committed to collaboration between scholars and culture/history makers, and to fostering research on the politics of knowledge production, the relationships between colonialism/apartheid and postcolonial/postapartheid, and the importance of critical pluralism against the nationalist discourse.

Level/field of study

This program is for students seeking a Ph.D. Research grant

Eligible Nationality

The ID of Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards opened for all students from African countries.

Eligibility for the African Doctoral Research Program:

  • The Ivan Karp Awards for Doctoral Research are open to African postgraduate students (regardless of citizenship) in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a South African university and be working on issues related to the ACIP approach.
  • The prizes will support doctoral research projects focused on topics such as institutions of public culture, particular aspects of museums and exhibitions, forms and practices of public research, culture and communication, and the theories, histories, and systems of thought that shape and illuminate the public culture. and public scholarship.
  • Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that has been approved by their institution to confirm the award; this must be completed before they begin the ACIP-supported on-site investigation or by December, whichever comes first.

Ivan Karp Research Doctoral Awards Application Process:

  • The awards are open to proposals that work with a variety of methodologies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, including research in archives and collections, fieldwork, interviews, surveys, and quantitative data collection.
  • Applicants are expected to write in clear and intelligible prose for a selection committee that is multidisciplinary and cross-regional. Proposals must show a thorough understanding of the main concepts, theories, and methods in the applicant’s discipline and in other related fields and include a bibliography relevant to the research. Applicants must specify why an extended period of on-site research is essential to the successful completion of the proposed doctoral dissertation.
  • You can find guidance and tips on writing a good proposal and budget in the Resources section of the ACIP website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html) or here: http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html /www.ssrc.org/publications/view/the-art-of-writing-proposals/.

To apply, eligible applicants must submit the following as a single attachment with the documents in the order listed:

  • completed cover sheet (form below and online at http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/acip.html)
  • summary of the proposed research project (250 words maximum)
  • a research proposal that describes the project’s goals, core questions, importance, and relevance to ACIP’s core concerns. Proposals must include a realistic and clearly formulated research design and a work plan that responds to the theoretical and methodological concerns of the project. Applicants must provide evidence of adequate training to carry out the proposed research, including the language fluency required for the project. Proposals should be no more than 5 pages; They must be double spaced, with one-inch margins and a font no smaller than 11 points.
  • Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.
  • bibliography of up to two additional pages
  • the project budget lists and justifies the project expenses that will be supported by your resume award
  • current transcript
  • two referee letters; one of these should be from your supervisor. Your referees must comment specifically on your proposed project, its quality, and significance, and your qualifications to complete it. They could also assess the strengths and weaknesses of your project and how you and your work would benefit from receiving the research award. Referee letters must be sent directly to the selection committee.

ACIP Doctoral Research Program Deadline 2022

  • Applications and arbitrator letters must be received on or before May 3, 2022. Incomplete applications and applications that do not conform to the format guidelines will not be considered.
  • Submit the materials as an attachment with the documents in the order listed above. Applications should be submitted via email with the title “2022 ACIP Research Award Application” to [email protected]

Visit the official webpage of the African Critical Research Program 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards.

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