Bursaries / Jobs

Two year fellowship in Eastern African Archaeology BIEA/McDonald‏

A two year fellowship in Eastern African archaeology based jointly at the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi.



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NRF Grantholder-Linked Bursaries

Prof. Anitra Nettleton and Dr Justine Wintjes are offering several National Research Foundation (NRF) project-linked bursaries, available from July 2014. Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply simultaneously for the Postgraduate Merit Award (closing date 30 April 2014 for the July intake). The School’s closing date for applications is 31 May 2014.

The bursaries are available for South African citizens or permanent residents (up to 60 years of age). Exceptional international applicants may be considered.

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NRF-funded M.Sc. and PhD positions in Isotope palaeoclimatology

The NRF has provided 2 M.Sc. and one Ph.D. bursaries for students participating in a 3-year isotope palaeoclimate research program at iThemba Laboratories. The bursary funding is at standard NRF rates (R40 000 p.a. for M.Sc. and R60 000 p.a. for Ph.D.). Laboratory analyses including stable isotopes and AMS radiocarbon analyses as well as field costs will be funded directly from the project…

Letters of application and a CV (with academic transcript) should be sent to me before 31 March. Preference will be given to qualified South African candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds or groups.

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PhD studentships in east African archaeobotany and agent-based modelling

The AAREA Project (The Archaeology of Agricultural Resilience in Eastern Africa) is funded by a European Research Council ‘Starting Grant’, and is hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York in partnership with the Geography Department at Durham University, with research collaborators across Europe and east Africa.  The project is offering two fully funded PhD studentships, one in archaeobotany, and another in agent-based modelling.  The three-year studentships include University tuition fees and a stipend to cover living costs, with these stipends following the rate set by the British Research Councils: currently £13,726 per year…. Read more here

It is anticipated that both positions will commence in July 2014.  Applicants for both posts must meet the University of York’s eligibility criteria for PhD study, and should apply online, using the ‘Personal Statement’ and ‘Research Proposal’ sections to outline their suitability for their chosen post.

Want more information?
Contact Dr Daryl Stump before completing the online application for PhD study
Closing date for applications: 11 April 2014


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