URGENT: Open call for Master’s Applications
NESP Call for applications
URGENT: Open call for Master’s Applications

The Palaeo-Research Institute is a renowned pan-African research hub located in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. The institute is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the ancient past, with a particular focus on the evolution of humans and their material culture in sub-Saharan Africa covering the past 4 million years.
Who are we looking for?
The Institute is currently offering a scholarship opportunity for an exceptional candidate with an interest in pursuing a Master’s degree in any aspect of archaeology and human evolution.
We are looking for individuals who hold an Honours degree in Stone Age archaeology, biological anthropology or a closely related subjects. The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm and a strong drive to pursue a post-graduate degree, exhibit proficiency in both written and spoken English, and have a proven track record of academic excellence.   The scholarship is open to South African citizens younger than 35 who have attained at least 65% for their previous degree and who are interested in pursuing a career in academia.
The scholarship
The DHET NESP scholarship offers very generous funding towards your degree, living expenses, field work and research-related travel and provides a one-year paid internship. Scholars will be expected to participate in the Institute’s academic activities and assist in tutoring, field work etc.
What do we offer?
Highly integrative projects that require a willingness to embrace multiple disciplines and close collaborations with other researchers with different backgrounds.
State-of-the-art equipment.
An excellent research environment.
A structured, hands-on training programme.
For more info on studying at the P-RI please click on the following link Study Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology at UJ.
To apply
Interested applicants should indicate their interest to Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng (dkgotleng@uj.ac.za) by 23 October at the latest. Applications will also need to be submitted online at https://www.ru.ac.za/dhetnespapplication/
Applications must reach the DHET NESP Programme by the cut-off date, 31 October 2023!