Closing date: 25 January 2019
In preparation for the University Staff Doctoral Programme (USDP) Phase 2, the British Council has partnered with the Department of Higher Education and Training to support collaboration and institutional links between South African and UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI). USDP’s Phase 2 goal is to increase the number of permanent academic and professional staff at South African institutions with doctoral degrees while also building supervisory capacity in postgraduate programs. This phase will focus on partnerships between UK and SA universities in support of doctoral training for university academic staff, exploring various models for Doctoral training.
South African and UK Universities are invited to apply for collaboration grants to enable partnership discussions and joint programme development in support of doctoral training for South African academics. The collaboration grants call is a preparatory phase for the USDP Phase 2 call where SA-UK universities will be required to submit their final proposals in support of doctoral training for academics at SA institutions. This is an exciting opportunity to forge new links and partnerships and to strengthen existing links between SA-UK universities.