St Anne’s Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in the Social Anthropology of Africa


The School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography invites applications for the St Anne’s Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in the Social Anthropology of Africa, to support a student beginning doctoral (DPhil) research on the social anthropology of Africa within the School in October 2018.

The award is funded jointly by St Anne’s College and the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, and has a value of £32,000 per annum for a maximum of three years (two years in the case of someone transferring from an MPhil degree within the School), renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress reports from the student’s supervisor.

There is no application form; interested parties should apply for a DPhil place via the University’s normal Graduate Admissions process. All applicants applying through this process, and who are accepted to undertake doctoral research in the social anthropology of Africa starting in October 2018, will be considered for this award. The criteria for selection for the award will be academic merit as judged on the basis of the applicant’s research proposal, references and prior academic record, and acceptance for research supervision by an appropriate supervisor. The competition is open to applicants of all citizenship categories. Applicants who are in receipt of a full scholarship from another source will not be eligible to be awarded this scholarship.

The successful candidate’s research will be supervised by a specialist in the Anthropology of Africa associated with the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, according to their proposed research. Their College Advisor will be the Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellow in St Anne’s College and/or the Associate Professor in African Studies. The successful applicant will be required to switch their college association to St Anne's (if another college has already offered them a place) to enable them to take up this Scholarship.

The successful applicant will be informed before the end of March 2018. Applicants who have not been informed by then should assume that they have not been selected for this award (though this does not bear on the likelihood of their being awarded a different award within the School, University, or a college).

Informal enquiries may be made to marcus.banks@anthro.ox.ac.uk (Director of Graduate Studies) or iain.morley@anthro.ox.ac.uk (Academic Coordinator of the School).

This information can also be found on the Funding page here.


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