Bursaries By Study Field : Social Sciences

African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants - Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor 300 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.
03 Dec 2022

Baldwin Foundation - Baldwin Foundation

1003 B O’Reilly Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94129
The Baldwin Fellowships help students from developing countries get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology and primatology. These fellowships are intended for scholars and students of a developing country who wish to obtain an advanced degree from an institution outside the student’s home country.
15 Feb 2022

Bertha Scholarships - UCT

UCT, Cape Town, South Africa
The Bertha Foundation supports activists, storytellers and lawyers across the world, who are working to bring about social and economic justice, and human rights for all. The Bertha Scholars at the GSB are part of this global Bertha Foundation network. The Bertha scholarship is open to innovators, entrepreneurs, out-of-the-box thinkers, system-entrepreneurs, change-makers, social activists and cross-disciplinary candidates from any field provided they are actively involved in the exploration of social, environmental and/or economic justice using innovative approaches. In doing this, we aim to diversify the student body at the GSB, investing in their journey to increase their social impact as their career evolves. If you are interested, follow these steps to apply: Submit your MBA or MPhil in Inclusive Innovation programme application before the respective deadlines to the GSB. Submit the GSB Scholarship Application Form which should include: Your UCT GSB application number received from the GSB Admissions Office, Your contact details and your CV uploaded, Your answers to the three essay questions, which shows how the degree programme at this stage in your career will help to accelerate impact in your area of work/interest and how it will contribute to society as a whole. Your short [no longer than four minute] video. In the choice of scholarship on the application form, remember to select the option for Focus on Social innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (Bertha Scholarship).
31 Oct 2022

Hugh le May Fellowship - Rhodes University

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Rhodes University is offering three and six months residential Fellowship in alternate years to senior scholars. Only qualified applicants should apply i.e. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be required to present a report on the work undertaken. The Fellow will be required to appropriately acknowledge the Fellowship and Rhodes University in all publications emanating from the period of the Fellowship.
31 Aug 2022

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa - Commonwealth

Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX, United Kingdom
The Queens Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa are offering scholarships for Master’s and PhD study to students wanting to undertake post-graduate Master's studies at the following universities: University of KwaZulu-Natal – various Master’s related to law, health science and agricultural science. University of Johannesburg (UJ) – all Master's courses are available/eligible for this award. North West University (NWU) – various science and engineering, health science and humanities courses. University of Pretoria (UP) – all Master's courses are available. Rhodes University – all full-time postgraduate courses with registration based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown are eligible for this award. Stellenbosch University (SU) – various science related courses. Tshwane University of Technology – all Master's courses are available. University of Venda – all Master's courses are available. University of Witwatersrand (Wits) – all Master's courses are available.
10 Jun 2022

SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) (Soc) - South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

2 Clamart Road, Richmond, Johannesburg, 2092
The national bursary programme of the Institute dates back to 1935. Since then our students, among them Mr. Nelson Mandela, who won a bursary worth £120 in the late 1940s, have served the country in almost every field of endeavour.
31 Aug 2022


The SA-German Centre for Development Research offers generous two year DAAD merit scholarships for Masters degrees in Development Studies at the ISD (Institute for Social Development), School of Government, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. Applicants should be from Sub-Sahara Africa and should have an outstanding academic record - at least 70% average for your last degree.
20 Jun 2022

University of Sydney - The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences International Undergraduate Commencing Scholarship - University of Sydney

The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW, Australia
This Scholarship was established by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to assist International Undergraduate Students with the costs of flights and other establishment costs.
13 Dec 2022

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Programme - Allan Gray

46 Hof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town 8001
For pioneering bright young students, to produce high impact responsible entrepreneurs.

Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) - National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)

1st floor, Block B, Empire Park, 55 Empire Rd, Parktown Ext.
The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in association with the South African Humanities Deans’ Association (SAHUDA): Call for Applications - PhD/Doctoral Scholarships.

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