Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research in Southern Africa Journal of Southern African Studies

Journal of Southern African Studies
Colin Murray Award for Postdoctoral Research in Southern Africa
The Editorial Board of the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS) is advertising the new round of its Colin Murray postdoctoral research award.
The Board welcomes applications from post-doctoral researchers for up to £2,500 to support original ‘engaged field research’ on a topic relevant to the diverse interests and work of the late Colin Murray. For an overview of his work please visit this page.
Eligible applicants must be within two years from the award of their PhD. The research should be conducted within, and have potential benefit to Southern African studies (defined as the region covered by JSAS – see the Journal cover or website for details).  
It is expected that applications will be made for such expenses as travel costs, or for access to necessary resources, but all requests that can demonstrate a benefit to Southern African scholarship will be considered. Applications for any amount below the ceiling are equally welcome.
Applications must be received by midnight on 12 May 2017 (UK time) by Dr George Karekwaivanane (
The decision to award funding will be made at the discretion of the funding committee of JSAS. Successful applicants will be informed before 30 June 2017. The award can be held for a period of up to two years, but no additional funds will be available. Forty per cent of the sum awarded will be payable initially to cover essential expenses, and receipts will be required once the money has been spent. The balance will become payable on production of receipts after the costs are incurred. Payment will be made in the form of a cheque drawn in pounds sterling (GBP) or electronic bank transfer.
Reporting and Publications
The Award holder must provide
a) a 1-page description of the use of the funds
b) a 1-page outline of the preliminary findings after a year has expired.  
In the event that the approved project duration is longer than one year, the final financial and research reports must be submitted by the end of the second year at the latest. The Award holder will be expected to submit a paper based on their findings to JSAS. This is not a guarantee of publication; all submissions will be refereed through the Journal’s normal process. All publications and other outputs arising from the award must acknowledge the financial assistance from the JSAS Colin Murray Award.
JSAS reserves the right to make no award if it is felt that no suitable application has been received. Unsuccessful application in a given year does not preclude applications in any subsequent years. Successful applicants are not eligible to apply again for two years after an award has been made.
Please include in your application, referably within a word document, the following: 
1. Name of applicant
2. Institutional Affiliation (if appropriate)
3. Contact details (including email and postal address)
4. Title of proposal (max 85 characters including spaces)
5. Relevance to the interests and research of the late Colin Murray (max 100 words)
Thank you for your application and good luck!