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Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) Doctoral Fellowship 2022

WISER is pleased to announce a new, long-term research project into African Trust Infrastructures.  With generous support from Standard Bank we will be hosting a new doctoral research programme examining the development of digital population registration systems, and their effects on institutions. 

About Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)

Established by Deborah Posel in September 2001 WISER very quickly established itself as the pre-eminent interdisciplinary research institute in the humanities and social sciences in South Africa, and one of the most influential globally. The institute draws on a history of advanced interdisciplinary research at Wits that dates back to the late 1960s, but over the last decade, in particular, it has pursued five main objectives with distinctive energy and enterprise. These are: to foster independent, critical inquiry into the complexities and paradoxes of change in South Africa; to conduct this ... read more


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Doctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline20 Jan 2023
TypeFellowship
SponsorWits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Doctoral Fellowship

Fellows will receive funding for three years; the package for the first year will be R180 000. This will cover university fees, research expenses and provide a living allowance. Some assistance with conference funding may also be available. Fellows will be required to undertake up to 5 hours work a week for WiSER.


Requirements for Doctoral Fellowship Qualification

Outstanding candidates from any appropriate discipline.

Documents Required for Application

  • Complete set of course transcripts for each degree
  • Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact details of three academic referees.
  • A writing sample of your choice
  • A one page description of your interest in this subject.


Application Deadline

January 20, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) on docs.google.com to apply

For more details, visit WISER website.

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