South African Research Chair in Multi-level Government, Law and Development

The SARChI Chair in Multi-level Government, Law and Development has been established at the Community Law Centre of the University of the Western Cape, working closely with the Multi-Level Government Initiative. The Chair’s focus is on (a) the functioning and reform of provincial and local government in South Africa; (b) multi-level government as a vehicle for peace-making, state-building and development in Africa; and (c) the place of multi-level government in the economic development policies emerging from the BRICS axis - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

As part of the Chair’s activities, the following scholarship and post-graduate bursaries are offered for 2013:


1. One post-doctoral scholarship (two years)
A candidate must have a doctoral degree (LL D or Ph D or similar degree) in an aspect of multi-level government, awarded within the last five years. The successful candidate may not hold any other full-time or part-time position. To apply, forward a copy of the doctoral thesis and other relevant research output, as well as a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.


2. Two doctoral bursaries (three years)
The bursary, for full-time study for three years, includes study fees, a monthly stipend, IT equipment, and a travel budget. Successful candidates will work and participate in the activities of the Multi-level Government Initiative. A condition for these full-time bursaries to become payable is that the candidate is accepted for doctoral studies (LL D or D Phil) with an approved topic in the field of multi-level government. To apply, forward a copy of all relevant written research outputs and academic record, as well as a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.


3. Four masters degree bursaries (one year)
The masters degree bursaries are for full-time studies in the Masters Programme on Multi-level Government, a multi-disciplinary and comparative programme. This Programme is tought by the experts in the field, including the SARChI Chair in Multi-level Government, Prof Nico Steytler, Prof Jaap de Visser, Mr Derek Powell, former Deputy Director-General of the Department of Provincial and Local Government, and visiting international scholars. The Programme comprises the following taught courses: Intergovernmental Relations; Local Government Law and Policy, Good Government, and an internship at a multi-level government institution.


To qualify, a student must hold or be scheduled to complete an LL B or an equivalent degree by the end of 2012. To apply, forward your academic record as well as a curriculum vitae and examples of essay writing, a letter of motivation and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees.


To apply, e-mail the required documents to Mrs Debbie Gordon (dlgordon@uwc.ac.za ) or a hard copy addressed to Mrs Debbie Gordon, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535. For further information also contact Mrs Gordon at 021 959 2950, or visit our website: www.mlgi.org.za.


Closing date for applications 31 October 2012
 

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