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Harry Crossley Foundation Research Fellowship

Title: Harry Crossley Foundation Research Scholarship: Empowering Postgraduate Students at UCT

Introduction: The Harry Crossley Foundation, established in 1968, aims to support postgraduate students in their pursuit of academic excellence. Through grants and bursaries, the foundation provides financial assistance to students studying various fields at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch University. UCT, recognized as one of South Africa’s leading academic institutions, is committed to producing future leaders who advocate social justice and make significant contributions to government, business, civil society, and industry in South Africa and beyond.

About the Harry Crossley Foundation Fellowship: The Harry Crossley Foundation invites postgraduate students to apply for the Harry Crossley Foundation Research Scholarship for the academic year. This fellowship supports Honours, Master’s, and Doctoral degree studies at UCT across all fields, with the exception of Religious Studies and Political Studies. Students commencing their studies at UCT’s first-year level are eligible to apply. The foundation awards a limited number of fellowships to students with strong academic merit.

Coverage Value of the Fellowship: The Harry Crossley Foundation Research Scholarship provides funding for different durations and amounts:

  • 1 year at Honours level, valued at R95,000.
  • 2 years at Masters level, valued at R100,000. This funding is available for the first and second year of registration for the Master’s degree, with a possibility of renewal based on academic performance and fund availability.
  • 3 years at Doctoral level, valued at R140,000. This funding is available for the first, second, and third year of registration for the Doctoral degree, with a possibility of renewal based on academic performance and fund availability.
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Eligibility Requirements: To be considered for the Harry Crossley Foundation Fellowship, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. South African citizenship or permanent residency
  2. Intention to pursue full-time research-related studies at UCT
  3. Enrollment at UCT for the first year of the intended qualification
  4. Minimum overall average of 70% (GPA) for undergraduate or Honours degree
  5. Not studying part-time or in the fourth year of an undergraduate degree
  6. Not pursuing LLB, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, Religious Studies, or Political Studies
  7. Not employed for more than 20 hours per week

Application Process: Applicants should download and complete the Harry Crossley Foundation Research Scholarship Application Form available on the UCT website. Along with the application form, candidates must submit supporting documents, including a letter of application, academic transcripts, curriculum vitae, and two academic reference letters. Proof of acceptance or provisional acceptance for study by the academic department should also be included. All application materials must be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to fellowships@uct.ac.za with the subject line “Crossley Fellowship Application: Student name.”

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Closing Date and Contact Information: The closing date for the Harry Crossley Foundation Fellowship applications is 1st October . Late applications will not be considered. For further inquiries about the fellowship program, applicants can contact UCT’s fellowships office at 021 650 2349 or via email at fellowships@uct.ac.za.

Conclusion: The Harry Crossley Foundation Research Scholarship at UCT presents an exceptional opportunity for postgraduate students across all fields to pursue their academic aspirations with financial support. This fellowship aligns with the foundation’s vision to empower scholars and contribute to academic excellence. Apply for the Harry Crossley Foundation Fellowship and become part of UCT’s vibrant academic community while receiving funding to support your research endeavors.

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