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Wits City Institute - Funding available for Life in the City project

Tuesday, 13 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jacquie Cullis
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The Wits City Institute draws your attention to the following funding opportunity for Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows for a project based in the School of Governance, called Life in the City.

Call for Proposals

University of Witwatersrand, School of Governance

PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships for Multi/Trans/Anti-disciplinary Research

Life in the City: Understanding complexity and rapid change to create better and sustainable livelihoods for the people of Johannesburg

This call is for proposals for innovative, trans-disciplinary research, grounded in real world challenges facing greater Johannesburg.

Application Details

Proposals should be brief but include the following:

                Research focus and background

                Research problem

                Research question/s

                Research aim

                Merit of the research and proposed contribution to the field

                Proposed research methodology

                Research plan

Postdoctoral applicants must include a clear plan for publications.

Proposals should demonstrate original contributions to intellectual and/or policy debates and break new theoretical and/or empirical ground.


The Life in the City project is hosted and run by the Wits School of Governance. However, successful applicants will be registered in a school relevant to their research, where their supervisor is based.

Please submit a brief proposal (5-15 pages), a letter of endorsement from your supervisor/s, CV and other documents you deem appropriate for the committee to consider (e.g. journal articles, etc.) to no later than c.o.b. 30 June 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions without a supervisor endorsement will not be considered.

For any queries please contact Simone Smit on 011 717 3809 or