Post Graduate PANGeA Scholarships South Africa

Post Graduate PANGeA Scholarships South Africa

Gerda Henkel Foundation


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of ten faculties at Stellenbosch University, and it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the Arts (Drama, Music, and Visual Arts), Languages (African Languages, Afrikaans and Dutch, Ancient Studies, English, General Linguistics, and Modern Foreign Languages), and Social Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Information Science; Journalism; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology and Social Anthropology). Lisa Maskell created the Gerda Henkel Foundation in remembrance of her mother, Gerda Henkel. The Foundation was founded in 1976 as a private, non-profit grant-making organization with the objective of boosting science education at universities and research institutions by funding projects in the humanities.

Since 2014, the Foundation has helped researchers from Sub-Saharan African nations complete their studies in the humanities. Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is happy to offer a limited number of full-time PhD scholarships in collaboration with the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Scholarships are offered for historical humanities research projects.

Other Criteria

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY • Applicants from nations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Qualifying candidates from PANGeA partner institutions will be given preference. • Applicants must have received 70% in the last year of their prior completed degree; • Applicants must provide a writing sample with their application: o MA thesis for PhD aspirants o Any previously published scholarly publications relevant to your candidacy • Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of application to be considered for a PhD scholarship; • Applicants must submit an application to study at Stellenbosch University in addition to this scholarship application. It is not necessary for applicants to be registered or to have a supervisor.

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Before submitting an application, they should inquire about the availability of suitable supervisors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in their specific field of research. RECOMMENDATIONS • A published record; • Awards or grants earned; • Relevant professional or creative experience; and • The ability to utilize any language(s) other than English for academic purposes. REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION PROCESS • A motivation letter (no more than 600 words); • A pre-proposal (or research idea) of no more than 500 words explaining your suggested research topic and conceptualization on any of the three project subjects.

You should talk about how your research will add to the current body of knowledge in this subject, the issue statement, the technique / theoretical framework / philosophical foundations you plan to apply, and the feasibility of your study. • A certified copy of your entire academic record; • A certified copy of your MA degree certificate – or foreign equivalent (if you have finished the qualification but have not yet received the certificate, official verification from the school involved that the degree will be issued); (for international students).


Up to 420 000 ZAR (PhD) over three years.

You must be studying in one of the following countries:

South Africa


30 August 2022

You must be a national of one of the following countries:

Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda,

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Number of Awards

To be confirmed.

You must be studying one of the following:

Cultural Studies, History, Languages/Linguistics, Liberal Arts/Humanities, Political Science, Journalism, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Sociology

Host Institution

Stellenbosch University


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