Mandela Mellon Fellowships

Via the The South African Humanities and Social Sciences Info Page on Facebook, we’ve caught the announcement of the Mandela Mellon Fellowships through the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. More about the fellowship:

With funds from The Andrew A. Mellon Foundation, the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute and the University of Cape Town established the Mandela Fellowship Program. This program aims to serve as a means for scholars in South Africa to be released from the pressing demands of higher education in that country, allowing them the needed time and space for research and engagement with a larger community of scholars. In order to qualify as a Visiting Mandela Fellow, scholars must be presently based at the University of Cape Town.

Additional info on Facebook:

We are pleased to announce that renewal funds have recently being granted to continue this prestigious Fellowship with the du Bois Institute. The Fellows Program is at the heart of the activities of the W du Bois Research Institute. Founded in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a variety of fields within African and African American Studies. For this application round, dates available are: January 2016 – May 2016 and August 2016 – December 2016. Application is through the Centre for Higher Education Development (Office of the Dean).

This is a wonderful opportunity and a great partnership between Harvard and UCT.

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