Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Funded Writing Fellowships 2022 – South Africa

Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Funded Writing Fellowships 2022 – South Africa

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JIAS invites applications for its writing semester from 1 February to 31 May 2022. Fellowships are open to people with any expertise – previous Fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, humanities specialists, independent researchers and journalists. 

Application Deadline: 16th July 2021

To Be Taken At (Country): Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Award: The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is a joint initiative of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities and natural sciences, beyond the regular teaching and research activities at institutions of higher learning. JIAS is the first fully fledged institute of advanced learning in Gauteng, South Africa’s political and economic heartland.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: Fellowships are open to any field of expertise. Previous fellows have included academics, novelists, scientists, poets, playwrights, humanities specialists, independent researchers and journalists.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: JIAS Writing Fellows enjoy a quiet space for work, reflection and academic community building amidst the Melville Koppies of Johannesburg. Each Writing Fellow will receive:

  • Accommodation in one of 12 private residential suites at JIAS
  • Breakfast and lunch each day
  • Access to the facilities of the nearby University of Johannesburg
  • A monthly stipend

Duration of Program: 1 February to 31 May 2022.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a two-page proposal, a comprehensive CV, and three letters of reference before 16 July 2021. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details



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Professor Lawrence Cram is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University working in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His interests include astronomy, mathematics, engineering, computing, and physics. Due to his extensive expertise, professor Cram has worked as a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at ANU during 2004-2012. In 2013, he retired as a Master, University House and Graduate House. In January 2014, he was appointed as an acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. Professor Cram is also a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Australian Institute of Physics.
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