South African National Society (SANC) Killie Campbell Bursary 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SANC
The South African National Society (SANC) goals are stipulated in the constitution. They aim to create love and appreciation for South Africa’s historical, natural, and cultural heritage as well as its citizens. The SANC aims to further promote appreciation for all the aspects that are integral to the citizens of the county, and provide general support and publicity to the South African Heritage Resources Agency and the Amafa/ Heritage KwaZulu-Natal in their aim of preserving the cultural resources of the country. SANC also helps in supporting other organizations/ bodies facing a similar task.
Dr Margaret Roach Killie Campbell was a South African collector of Africana. After she passed away in 1965, her collection was bequeathed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is now the Killie Campbell Africana Library. The Killie Campbell Bursary was formed in her honour.
ABOUT THE SANC BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The South African National Society is inviting students to apply for the Killie Campbell Bursary. The bursary is awarded each year for postgraduate studies in History or related fields, at a recognized South African university. The candidate’s area of research (pertaining to their dissertation) has to be a topic related to Southern Africa (preferably the history of KwaZulu-Natal).
The bursary amount varies, however, it is assumed that the 2021 bursary will equate to R20 000.
MORE ABOUT THE SANC BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION
The candidate will be selected by the selection committee; thereafter, the candidate may be required to partake in an in-person or Skype interview with the committee. The successful candidate will receive half the bursary at the South African National Society meeting in September 2021, and the other half will be awarded 6 months after the President of the society receives a well-written submission by the candidate’s supervisor.
Bursary recipients will be required to give an outline of their topic at one of the South African National Society’s monthly meetings. Students are then required to submit a soft copy to the South African National Society’s website once they have completed their dissertation.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SANC BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be studying towards a Postgraduate qualification, towards a History related topic
- You must have a topic of research relating to South African History
- You must be completing tertiary studies at a recognised University in South Africa
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SANC BURSARY
Students who meet all the eligibility criteria may apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- A cover letter stating your intended topic and line of research for your particular dissertation
- Information about your personal and academic achievements in your career
- Information stating the faculty and institution at which you study and are registered
- Your email address and telephone number, as well as that of your supervisor
Applications must be submitted to the Secretary of the South African National Society in one of the following ways:
1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Physical delivery: The Secretary, South African National Society, 31 St. Andrews Drive, Durban North, Durban 4051.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SANC
7 June 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The South African National Society directly:
Contact Person: Memory Coutts (Secretary)