News: Honours and Masters Scholarships for 2018

Indexing Transformation – Honours and Masters Scholarships for 2018

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University has hosted the Indexing Transformation project since January 2017. This Five Year Mellon Foundation funded project considers questions of transformation in Higher Education and in South Africa more generally. It engages enduring social-economic inequalities alongside analyses of the university (encompassing academic pedagogy, theory and research) and broader social transformations of citizenship, belonging and politics.

The project runs a seminar series and workshops to facilitate dialogue about and theorization of transformation. In 2017 we foregrounded themes of “Intersectionality” (in Semester 1) and “Technologies of Transformation” (in Semester 2), hosting speakers from across the country, and from the global South and North.

The Project offers scholarships at the Honours and Masters Level. For 2018, we are pleased to announce:

For Honours Students:

6 Indexing Transformation Scholarships of R85000 (over 1 year) 

For Masters Students:

10 Indexing Transformation Scholarships of R142000 (over 18 months) 

To apply: Please send a clearly titled application with a CV and a 250 word motivation (in the case of Honours) and a 750 motivation (in the case of Masters) to Ms. Genay Dhelminie ( Your motivations should outline your research interests and relate these to transformation.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2017. No late applications can be considered. The department aims to send offers to successful candidates by 11 December 2017.

Please note:

  • You have to apply to Honours or Masters Programmes in Sociology or Social Anthropology at Stellenbosch University. You have to meet the admissions requirements for these programs. This is a separate application from the scholarship application. More information is available from Ms. Dhelminie (
  • The criteria for the awards are: Your previous academic results, historical disadvantage, and the quality of your motivation.
  • Those receiving the awards will be required to be in residence, participate in seminars and student conferences, and in a departmental academic internship programme.

Professor Steven Robins: Project PI

Dr. Bernard Dubbeld: Project Co-PI