In line with the resolution resolved by Senate on 22 November 2019 the University of Cape Town (UCT) is calling for proposals for academic collaboration with academic institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories. This call invites UCT researchers to submit proposals to help establish and/or strengthen partnerships between academics at UCT and research institutions in Palestine and in the territories that are engaged in academic or research-related activities that seek to address gross human rights violations. The research collaboration should build knowledge of relevance to both regions, with identifiable potential for positive impact in the occupied Palestinian territories. It should also deliver identifiable academic development outcomes, preferably in both regions.
The university has made funding available to foster research collaboration and academic development in the occupied Palestinian territories. The call is worth R500 000 per year over a two-year period – this could be made as a single award, or several smaller awards.
Applicants must be employed on permanent academic conditions of service at UCT, or on contract for the grant period (two years from date of award), and must work with a named collaborating academic appointed on permanent academic conditions of service or on contract for the grant period at a university in the occupied Palestinian territories.
To apply, download the application form and the PDF for more information (deadline: 28 February 2021). The call is managed by the UCT Research Office – please direct your queries to Robyn Udemans at Research Support Services.
Professor Loretta Feris
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Transformation
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