Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) Fellowships 2020

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is an institute based at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Its purpose is to promote advanced research in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences beyond regular teaching and research activities that take place at institutions of higher learning. JIAS regularly hosts academic conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops on some of the most important topics in the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

These events are held at our beautiful campus in Westdene, Johannesburg. JIAS offers a diversity of fellowships, which attract emerging and leading scholars who spend anything from a few weeks to a year at the JIAS campus.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

The fellowship is a joint initiative between JIAS and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) to promote scholarships of the highest standard and quality in the humanities and social sciences. Successful applicants will work with leading scholars and researchers; and will be based primarily at JIAS. The fellowship will be for 12 months.


  • A competitive compensation rate
  • A diverse state-of-the-art working space
  • University-wide research support and resources
  • Travel and conference opportunities
  • Working with leading scholars and developmental support in areas such as publishing journal articles and books


Must have a PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences obtained within the last five years.

Please kindly submit your CV and a proposal outlining the plan for the fellowship.

How to Apply for JIAS Funded Writing Fellowships

To apply, please submit a two-page proposal, a comprehensive CV, and three letters of reference before 30 June 2019. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information, visit the JIAS Funded Writing Fellowships.

Closing date for applications: 26 March 2020


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