Posted on: 6 August, 2019
Application deadline: September 30, 2019

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Higher Education and Human Development Research, University of the Free State, South Africa

The higher education and human development research group at the University of the Free State, led by Professor Melanie Walker, is offering three full-time doctoral fellowships and one full-time post-doctoral fellowship from 2020.  For information about the research group please see For information on how to apply for one of the fellowships see

The SARChI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme offers a limited number of Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for South African and international students/fellows.  The next round of applicants will be selected for the 2020 academic year with the closing date  for applications being the 30th of September 2019.

We especially encourage applicants interested in higher education and human development  in relation to; environmental justice, epistemic justice, gender justice, racism, pedagogic justice, reconciliation and justice, critical digital literacy and social media, political agency, institutional cultures, political economy, disability and justice. We encourage diverse approaches to research including participatory methods. All applications for either fellowships should be emailed to Prof Melanie Walker at: with the supporting documents as set out in each call (see below).

Follow the links below to the calls for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

SARChI Call for Doctoral Research Fellows – OPEN

SARChI Call for Postdoctoral Fellows – OPEN