Application Deadline: 17th July 2015
The Desmond Tutu Doctoral Training Programme (DTTP) was established in honour of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s lifetime struggle against inequality and his quest for reconciliation. The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) entered into a partnership in 2009 to co-fund South African students carrying out doctoral studies in a Joint Degree (split-site) mode.
The aim is to contribute to a more equal world by integral thinking in which diversities are considered enriching rather than threatening.
Bridging diversities means making connections: the programme stands for dialogue and engaged scholarship. Research undertaken in this programme aims to provide a safe space for thinking through the ambiguities and paradoxes of diversities. The theme is conceptualised with an aspiration to make a difference to society and ‘academic advancement’ is understood as relevant to, and serving the improvement of society.
The following two themes will be key areas for research projects:
Research themes: food industry; HIV; identities; reconciliation; security; service delivery; development of high potentials; culture and communication; corporate social responsibility.
Research themes: environment; sustainability; climate change; natural resource management; energy provision.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates are expected to meet the criteria as follow:
The DST-NRF component of the scholarship is R120 000 and will cover:
The VUA component of the scholarship is approximately R120 000 and will cover:
How to apply
Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/.
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