HERI announces call for PhD and postdoc fellowships

The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at UCT has a number of funding opportunities available for PhD and postdoc students for the academic years 2020 – 2022.

The funding is part of HERI’s alignment with the Advancing Womxn initiative led by the Office of the Vice Chancellor. These opportunities are specifically for black women or trans students.

 Advancing Womxn PhD Fellowships:

  • Two PhD Fellowships

  • 120k/yr for study from 2020 – 2022

 Advancing Womxn Postdoc Fellowship:

  • One Postdoc Fellowship

  • 225k/yr for study from 2020 – 2022

Additional funding is also available for MSc and PhD students of all backgrounds that support HERI’s goal to grow the diversity of voices within the palaeosciences.

Applicants should show a passion for investigating human origins, specifically South Africa’s record of human evolution including:

  • Middle Stone Age archaeology

  • Biological Anthropology / Palaeoanthropology

  • Chronology and palaeoclimate records of the last 2 million years

To apply, email your CV, academic transcript, and one page statement of research interest to: heri.uct@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until 20 August 2019.

In addition to conducting your own research, you will also join HERI. A collective of scientists dedicated to transformative research on human origins and evolution in Africa, we work with a vision of inclusion and diversity.

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