PhD Funding Opportunity - Intergenerational Relations in South Africa project

8 Dec 2016 - 12:45


Intergenerational Relations in South Africa: A study of intergenerational family responsibilities and obligations

PhD Funding Opportunities

The Families and Societies Research Unit (, based at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at the University of Cape Town is seeking applications for PhD applicants.

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD opportunity to undertake research on any aspect of intergenerational relationships in South Africa. Successful applicants will develop and carry out innovative research as part of a team headed by Dr. Elena Moore. For further information, please contact Elena Moore (

To apply, please submit the following:

  • a motivation letter indicating the proposed area of research;
  • a detailed and up-to-date CV, showing your degrees and component courses of study;
  • an academic transcript;
  • an example of any recent written and/or published work;
  • two letters of reference;
  • certified copies of degrees.

Bursaries can be taken up from January 2017. The value of each bursary is in the range R160000-200 000 at the PhD level. Additional funds may be made available to cover research and conference expenses where necessary.

Students must be registered for full-time study at the University of Cape Town and MUST apply separately to the university and academic department in which they wish to study.

Closing date for applications:  30 December 2016

Applications should be sent by email to Elena Moore (,za).