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Applications are invited for a limited number of competitive research scholarships at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (Wits), South Africa. Successful applicants will be part of the Pan-African Research College on Sustainable Cities, launched earlier this year. Funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the College will support researchers in diverse fields to share knowledge and expertise to better understand the complexities of urban Africa. The College is made up of senior researchers from five partner universities: the Universities of Ghana, Nairobi, the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources (Accra, Ghana), Cape Town and Witwatersrand.

Successful applicants will be affiliated to the continental network of the Pan-African College on Sustainable Cities and will be located in one of the following entities within Wits: the Global Change Institute (GCI), the Wits City Institute (WCI) and the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Sciences (GAES). There are three research scholarships available:

1. PhD in The materialities of informality in the city of the Global South, hosted by GAES.

2. PostDoctoral in Water governance in southern African cities, hosted by GCI.

3. PostDoctoral in Repositioning the African Cities debate, hosted by WCI.

Important Information:

  • Closing Date for all applications: 13 August 2018.
  • Applicants need not be registered at the University of Witwatersrand at the time of application.
  • Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.
  • The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.

To apply: