Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research in Southern Africa
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About the prize
The Editorial Board of the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) oversees the Colin Murray postdoctoral research award.
The Board welcomes applications from post-doctoral researchers for up to £2,500 to support original ‘engaged field research’ on a topic relevant to the diverse interests and work of the late Colin Murray. For an overview of his work please follow this link.
Eligible applicants must be within TWO years from the award of their PhD. The research should be conducted within, and have potential benefit to Southern African studies (defined as the region covered by JSAS – see the Journal cover or website for details).
It is expected that applications will be made for such expenses as travel costs, but all requests that can demonstrate a benefit to Southern African scholarship will be considered. Applications for any amount below the ceiling are equally welcome.
Text about this year’s winner
The 2022 Colin Murray Award was awarded to Nadia Ncube for her project ‘Matabele narratives of ukukhula (‘growing up’)’. Dr Ncube will use the award to continue the project begun with her doctoral research and to ensure that the young women and girls who were part of her project are able to participate in the extension of her research and the dissemination of its findings.
Applications are not currently open for the award. The decision to award funding will be made at the discretion of the Award committee of JSAS. Successful applicants will be informed within one month of the application deadline. Forty per cent of the sum awarded will be payable initially to cover essential expenses, and receipts will be required once the money has been spent. The balance will become payable on production of receipts after the costs are incurred. Payment will be made in the form of a cheque drawn in pounds sterling (GBP) or electronic bank transfer.
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