Author Topic: CALDi Postgraduate Scholarships for African Linguistics at University of Cape Town in South Africa, 2014  (Read 502 times)

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The Centre for African Language Diversity (CALDi) at University of Cape Town is offering postgraduate scholarships for international and South Africans students. The scholarships support Honours, MA and PhD candidates with a focus on linguistic studies of African languages. The actual value of the awards will depend on academic merit and financial need. Full scholarships including tuition, accommodation and a monthly stipend may be offered to exceptional students. These scholarships are tenable for one year. The application deadline is 31 July 2013.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded to study African linguistics at the University of Cape Town.

Course Level: Scholarships are offered for pursuing postgraduate study at the University of Cape Town.

Scholarship Provider: The Centre for African Language Diversity (CALDi) at the University of Cape Town, funded by the A.W. Mellon Foundation.

Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:

-Preference will be given to mother tongue speakers of African languages as well as all students who wish to conduct research on Khoisan or Southern African Bantu languages.

-The scholarships will be awarded to postgraduate students and are awarded without distinction of nationality, gender, race, creed or political affiliation.

-The scholarships shall be awarded only to such students who have already shown some marked ability in linguistic studies.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International and South Africans students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The principal aim behind the establishment of CALDi, the Centre for African Language Diversity is to foster the study, research and documentation of African languages and in doing so promote and actively support the sustainability of language diversity on the continent. With one of its main objectives being the training of young African linguists working on African languages, the CALDi ScholarshipsProgrammeconstitutes an essential component in the realization of CALDi’svision. The scholarships support Honours, MA and PhD candidates with a focus on linguistic studies of African languages. The Centre for African Language Diversity is funded by the A.W. Mellon Foundation and has both its physical and virtual home at UCT.

Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for one year of study.

What does it cover? The values stated below reflect the range that can be applied and the actual value of the awards will depend on academic merit and financial need. The amounts awarded will be at the discretion of the selection committee. Full scholarships including tuition, accommodation and a monthly stipend may be offered to exceptional students.

-Honours –from R28 000 to R95 000, tenable for one year for the first year of study only.

-Master’s – from R28 000 to R95 000, tenable for one year for the first or second year of study. Renewal for the SECOND year of Master’s study may be applied for. Students proceeding to a third year of master’s study, or beyond, will be ineligible.

-Doctoral – from R40 000 to R120 000, tenable for one year for the first, second or third year of study. Renewal for the SECOND and THIRD years of Doctoral study may be applied for. Students proceeding to a fourth year of Doctoral study will be ineligible.

How to Apply: To apply for CALDi scholarships you will need to submit the following application materials and complete the sections below:

-A Letter of application

-A Curriculum Vitae

-Academic transcripts (please do not attach copies of certificates).

-Two references should be emailed directly to CALDi from academics who have taught or supervised you not later than 31 July 2013.

-Master’s and Doctoral students must attach an outline of their envisaged research project (500-1000 words). An electronic version of the MA thesis is preferred for PhD candidates, however if no electronic version exists, please forward a hard copy to CALDi via post.

-Students applying for a renewal must attach a report showing academic progress along with a supporting letter from his/her supervisor.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be completed and submitted to CALDi by 31 July 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application