The African Studies Centre is offering two full DPhil scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year:
The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for research in the Humanities in Africa from persons who will be registered as graduate students of the University from October 2013. Students may be registered in any of the following disciplines: African Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, History, Human Geography, Literature, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies. Proposals must include a major focus on Africa.
Applicants for the scholarship may be new candidates for admission to the University, or already registered as graduate students. The University of Oxford academic admissions procedure is separate from that for this scholarship. For further details please see the University website. Those applying to the University for the first time should ensure that their application for entry is made before the second application deadline (18 January 2013). The scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has been accepted for study at the University.
The scholarship alternates between St Cross and St Antony’s College. New and continuing students should name St Antony’s College as their college of first choice on their University and scholarship application form for 2013-14 entry.
The scholarship will cover college and university fees and a maintenance allowance. Students from African countries are strongly encouraged to apply. The award is available for three-year doctoral degrees. Renewal for two and three year periods is subject to satisfactory progress. Please email a cover letter clearly stating the Department you will apply to. This email should be received by the Administrator, African Studies Centre, African.Studies@africa.ox.ac.uk by 18 January 2013. For further enquiries candidates should contact African.email@example.com.
The Waverley Fund was established in 2001. It aims to assist academically excellent students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers. The African Studies Centre and Waverley fund are offering a joint scholarship for one DPhil student in 2013-14. Students must be registered in one of the following disciplines: International Development, Politics, History and Social Anthropology.
The scholarship is open to applicants who ordinarily reside in sub-Saharan Africa and intend on returning to their home country at the end of their studies. It will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and will cover all university and college fees for the full duration of the student's fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship will also include a grant for living expenses (exact amount to be confirmed) which should be sufficient to cover the cost of accommodation, food, utility bills and general living costs.
The continuation of the scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress. Overseas students are encouraged to apply for supplementary funds such as the Clarendon Fund, or other sources both in their home countries and in Oxford.
You do not need to actively apply for this scholarship. All eligible candidates that apply for the DPhil International Development, DPhil Politics, DPhil History or DPhil Social Anthropology by the second application deadline (4 January 2013 for Politics; 18 January 2013 for all other subjects) will be considered.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (13 March 2013). Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
Successful candidates will be notified by email in early May 2013.
Please see the University of Oxford's Postgraduate Funding pages for further details.