Post Grad and Post Doc Research Funding: Spatial Change and City Planning

Deadline: 9 February 2015 - 12:00am

Where: Johannesburg

Venue: Wits University

Conveners: South African Research Chairs Initiative

The South African Research Chair in Spatial Change and City Planning hosted by Wits University is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) as part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative.

The research funding allows for a number of Masters and Doctoral students and a Post Doctoral fellowship. Students must be supervised by a Wits academic in an appropriate discipline. The topics will be developed jointly by the student supervisor and Research Chair. They must address issues relating to the planning and development of large cities or city-regions in emerging economies (including within BRICS countries). Topics could relate to:

  • Governance
  • Economies
  • Infrastructure and settlement
  • Urban structure and form

These could be researched in relation to cross-cutting themes such as urban sustainability and resilience; marginalisation and exclusion; innovation; transnationalism; and local ethnographies. Students must be full-time and there is a residence requirement. Stipends are as follows: Post Doctoral – R200 000 plus medical aid; Doctoral – R100 000; Masters – R70 000. The process of selection is competitive and stipends will be dependent on successful registration.

To apply, submit a motivation letter, a detailed CV with names, a 1-2 page research outline based on the themes above including broad statement of research interests, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees and certified copies of degrees / diplomas, academic transcripts & SA ID or Passport (if not South African) to: Ms. Thammy Jezile, Email: [email protected]; Tel: Phone: +27 11 717 7678

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One Response to “Post Grad and Post Doc Research Funding: Spatial Change and City Planning”

  1. Indrawan Prabaharyaka

    Is it still possible to apply for this vacancy? I have been studying for Master degree in Monash South Africa and I am interested to study more about African urbanism 🙂


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