NHIS Working Groups Programme – Call for application for funding for Academics In South Africa

NHIS Working Groups Programme – Call for application for funding for Academics In South Africa

Working Teams Programme – Name for utility for funding for Lecturers In South Africa

The Nationwide Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) is happy to ask lecturers based mostly in South African public universities within the colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences in addition to analysis institutes to submit their purposes for funding for the Working Teams Programme.

The NIHSS reserves the proper to increase the time limit or withdraw the decision earlier than the time limit based mostly on the quantity of purposes obtained.


The Working Teams Programme contributes to assembly the Institute’s Strategic Goal of “selling the integrity, fame and recognition of the humanities and social sciences inside the greater schooling group, the science and know-how group, and society.” The Working Teams programme is meant to present impact to the suggestions within the Constitution for the Humanities and Social Sciences on the HSS entity that may basically change the prevailing greater schooling panorama to make it extra conscious of, and inclusive of, the HSS and its disciplinary particularities. These Working Teams are additionally aimed toward making certain the integrity and excellence of the HSS in South African greater schooling establishments.

The NIHSS will fund the next tutorial actions:

Publication of books, journals and inventive outputs,
Alternatives for native and worldwide collaboration(s),
Internet hosting of conferences, Annual Normal Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Dialogues, Colloquia and comparable tutorial strategic initiatives.

The next eleven (11) themes might be prioritised for the Working Group Programme:

Historical past and Present Configuration of Capital Accumulation in South Africa
Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods and Growth
Arts, Efficiency and Sources of Creativity (inventive fields from varied settings throughout the HSS, to check cultural formations and social adjustments);
Digital Humanities (the mixing of the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the HSS and Arts, an HSS perspective of digital instruments, strategies, and platforms, and the way these influence society and the way 41R applied sciences current new alternatives to information manufacturing, analysis, educating and studying in HSS fields)
Ecosystems, Local weather, and know-how;
International Financial system, Growth Challenges and Socio-Financial Alternate options;
Larger Training, Instructing, Analysis, and Innovation;
Indigenous Languages (the event of African languages for scientific use);
Pandemics, Medication, Illness and Curing;
Pre-Colonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial Histories (historic building of South Africa from the eleventh to the sixteenth centuries and hyperlink this to the broader area of southern Africa); and
Transformation, Race, Tradition, and Identification


All purposes/proposals should be endorsed by the related institutional consultant.
Candidates should be researchers and lecturers based mostly in South African public universities within the college of Humanities and Social Sciences. Precedence might be given to South African residents.
Postgraduate college students should be presently registered for PhD/Doctoral research on a full-time foundation.
Purposes/proposals might be assessed based mostly on collaborations, progressive methodology, capability constructing for post-graduate college students and high quality of outputs/publications.


Funding for the Working Teams Programme is proscribed to a most grant of R500 000.00.


Purposes might be thought of on the premise of scientific and technical advantage, the aim of the mission, and progressive methodology.
Purposes ought to define collaborations that will be established by the mission.
The proposal ought to promote equality and redress/capacity-building within the case that the researcher applies for coaching of South African postgraduate college students (Grasp’s and Doctoral).
The mission should be accomplished inside 12 months from the date of contract signature, and shutting report submitted to the NIHSS.
Solely proposals not exceeding R500 000.00 might be thought of.


Software types must be accessed at https://gms.nihss.ac.za
Detailed mission price range budgets (with projected earnings and expenditure)
A motivation letter (not longer than 1000 phrases).
Full curriculum vitae of the applicant (principal researcher, workforce members particulars to be included in CV)
Letter of endorsement of establishment(s), the place the mission might be based mostly (related Dean/s)
Licensed South African ID copy or passport of the applicant
Within the case of postgraduate scholar candidates, a letter of advice from the supervisor confirming the candidates’ affiliation and capability to undertake the proposed exercise AND proof of registration.

Enquiries could also be directed to Mr. Katlego Scheepers ([email protected]). For technical queries solely, please name 011 480 2328

Closing Date: 25 November 2022 at 12h00 SAST

Publish, fax, electronic mail ,incomplete or late purposes is not going to be thought of. If you don’t hear from us inside three months, please contemplate your utility unsuccessful.

For extra Data: Go to the web site for Working Teams Programme 

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