The French Section of the School of Languages and Literatures (SLL) of the University of Cape Town (UCT), within the framework of the VC 2030 Future Leaders Programme, invites applications from South African and African nationals for scholarships in the field of contemporary Francophone literatures about the Global South (Africa, Indian Ocean, Caribbean…) and the postcolonial North.
In this second 2022 call, 2 Master’s scholarship and 1 Doctoral scholarship are available, as from January 2023. Research proposals should be related to the following broad fields/topics within Francophone literatures:
- Post/Decolonial cultural identities
- Migration and/or Diaspora
- ‘Afropolitanism’, ‘Afrotopia’
- Creolisation and/or Hybridity
- Postcolonial spatial identities (‘contact zones’, islands, urban spaces, ‘ecotones’)
- Post/Decolonial memory
- Post/Decolonial graphic literatures (bande dessinée)
- (Text-image) Intermediality
- Comparative approaches (within the Francophone world) are particularly welcome.
- Qualifications: An Honours (or equivalent: e.g. Master 1, Maîtrise with a research essay) degree (for the Master’s) or a Master’s degree (for the PhD) in French/Francophone literature or a related field
- High proficiency in spoken and written French (equivalent to C1-C2 levels of the CEFR)
- English language skills (UCT is an English-speaking environment)
- Residence in / relocation to Cape Town for the major part of the studies
NB: Only applicants who were awarded the relevant degree no earlier than 2019 are eligible.
- Scholarship of 65 000 ZAR for one year (Masters)
- Scholarship of 100 000 ZAR for one year (PhD)
- Contribution to research cost (e.g. book purchases, workshop participation), at the discretion of the supervisor
- Remunerated teaching/tutoring opportunities in the French section of SLL
- Possibly: remunerated research assistant opportunities
NB 1: Upon successful advancement of the research, students holding a Master’s scholarship may apply for additional (partial) financial support during a subsequent call in order to finalise their research. A maximum of three years of funding may be envisaged for the doctoral degree.
NB 2: Scholarships do not exempt from paying student fees at UCT. → www.uct.ac.za/postgraduate-hub