Stellenbosch University Lisa Maskell Scholarship South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY & GERDA HENKEL FOUNDATION
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of ten faculties at Stellenbosch University, which offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Arts (Drama; Music and Visual Arts), Languages (African Languages; Afrikaans and Dutch; Ancient Studies; English; General Linguistics and Modern Foreign Languages), and Social Sciences (Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Information Science; Journalism; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; and Sociology and Social Anthropology).
The Gerda Henkel Foundation was established by Lisa Maskell in memory of her mother Gerda Henkel. The Foundation was formed as a private, non-profit grant-making organization in 1976, with the goal of promoting the study of science at universities and research institutes, by supporting projects within the humanities field. Since 2014, the Foundation has been providing scholars from Africa and Southeast Asia, with support to continue studies in humanities.
ABOUT THE GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG FOUNDATION – LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University, partnered with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, is inviting students to apply for the Lisa Maskell / PANGeA Scholarships, for the 2023 academic year.
The scholarship will be awarded for full-time PhD studies at Stellenbosch University, for research projects in these Historical Humanities fields:
- Historical Islamic Studies
- History of Art
- History of Law
- History of Science
- Prehistory and Early History
MORE ABOUT THE LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE
The scholarship will be awarded the maximum value of R420 000, over 3 years of study.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must reside within a sub-Saharan African country
- You must be 35 years or younger when applying
- You must have completed a full MA research thesis
- You must intend on studying full-time towards a PhD, in one of the Historical Humanities research projects listed above
- You must intend on studying at Stellenbosch University, within the Graduate School of the Arts and Social Science Faculty, in 2023
- You must be able to start your studies in February 2023
- You must apply to study at Stellenbosch University (you do NOT have to be registered or to have a supervisor, but you must confirm the availability of a supervisor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in your field of research when applying)
- You must have an excellent academic record
- You must have achieved a minimum result of 70% in your final year of the most recent degree you have completed
- Preference will be given to students from PANGeA partner institutions (Makerere University, Stellenbosch University, University of Botswana, University Dar es Salaam, University of Malawi, University of Nairobi, University of Yaoundé)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP
Download and complete the Stellenbosch University Gerda Henkel Foundation – Lisa Maskell Scholarship Application Form (.docx)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document, if a South African citizen (certified copy)
- Passport, if an international student (certified copy)
- Full academic transcript (certified copy)
- MA degree certificate or foreign equivalent (certified copy) (or official proof from your institution that the degree will be delivered before March 2023, if the certificate is not available)
- Motivational letter to support your application (maximum 600 words) (read our article about writing a motivational letter)
- Pre-proposal or research idea explaining your proposed research question (more details can be found on the application form) (maximum 500 words)
- Sample of your writing: MA thesis
- Any published academic articles related to your application
Applications must be submitted via email to: email@example.com
(Insert the words “Lisa Maskell Scholarship Application” in the email subject line).
Note: the application form must be saved and sent in pdf format.
NOTES ABOUT THE LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP
Please take notes of these points when applying:
- The application form must be completed in English only.
- Applicants must have preferably been in contact with the Department in the Faculty of Arts and Socials Sciences (recommended but not a strict requirement).
- Applicants must inform themselves regarding the availability of suitable supervisors in their field of research, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences before applying.
- Scholarships will not be awarded for Honours studies or for coursework in Masters’s programmes where the thesis component is less than 180 credits.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE LISA MASKELL SCHOLARSHIP
30 August 2022 (extension).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, please contact the Graduate School of the Arts and Social Science Faculty at Stellenbosch University directly:
Contact person: Dr Candice Steele