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The Workshop

Practical Information and Fees 2015

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa 

Duration

June 28 - July 8, 2015

Eligibility

Professors and advanced graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and critical legal and science studies, are invited to apply. Public intellectuals, artists and writers with a strong commitment to theory are also invited to apply.

All applicants should be able to communicate in English.

Openings

There are openings for approximately 40 participants. Competition is keen, and applicants will be asked to motivate their application. Please ensure that you take the theme into account in your application, and show how your intellectual interests will contribute to the debates on Bios, Techné and the Manufacture of Happiness.

Curriculum

The intellectual programme will consist of a series of long lectures, roundtable discussions,  debates and public events.  

Tuition

Tuition fees have been broken down into sliding scale categories in order to ensure a financial scheme that accommodates global resource inequities. Employed persons from the North cross subsidise students from the South.

No profit is made on this event. All fees have been calculated to cover only the cost of the event and often not even the full cost. 


Tuition Categories

Category 1 - US $2,500
Category 2 - US $2,000
Category 3 - ZAR 15,000 / US $1,300
Category 4 - ZAR 6,000 / US $500
Category 5 - ZAR 6,000 - ZAR 8,000

Category 1
US $2500 for university professors from the North (a maximum of 5 positions available)
Tuition for Category 1 includes accommodation, airport transfer in South Africa, daily group transport in South Africa during the Workshop, breakfast, lunch and most dinners, and entrance fees for evening cultural events. It does NOT include any airfare or other travel to or from Johannesburg for the start or at the end of the Workshop. It is assumed that professors from the North have access to funding resources within their home institutions. We are happy to assist with letters of invitation, which suit particular institutional funding requirements.

Category 2
US $2000 for advanced graduate students based at universities in the North
(a maximum of 10 positions available)
Tuition for Category 2 includes shared accommodation, airport transfer in South Africa, daily group transport in South Africa during the Workshop, breakfast, lunch and most dinners, and entrance fees for evening and other cultural events. It does NOT include any airfare or other travel to or from Johannesburg for the start or at the end of the Workshop. It is assumed that graduate students from the North have access to funding resources within their home institutions. We are happy to assist with letters of invitation, which suit particular institutional funding requirements.

Category 3
US $1,300 (+/- R15,000) for professors and advanced graduate students based in the South (non-subsidized)
(Since this category does not depend on subsidy, numbers will be decided on the basis of total number of applications)
Tuition for Category 3 includes shared accommodation, airport transfer in South Africa, daily group transport in South Africa during the Workshop, breakfast, lunch and some dinners and entrance fees for evening and other cultural events. It does NOT include airfare to or from Johannesburg for the start of or at the end of the Workshop. It is assumed that applicants have access to funding resources within their home institutions.

Category 4
US$ 500 (approx R 5000 - R 7000) for professors and advanced graduate students based in the South (subsidized) (approximately 6 positions available)
Tuition includes shared accommodation, airport transfer in South Africa, daily group transport in South Africa during the Workshop, breakfast, lunch and some dinners and entrance fees for evening cultural events. It does NOT include airfare to or from Johannesburg for the start of or at the end of the Workshop. It is assumed that applicants have little or no access to funding resources within their home institutions.

Category 5
R 3,000 - R 8,000 (depending on income) for professors (R 8,000), lecturers (R6,000) and advanced graduate students (R 3,000) from South Africa (subsidized) (approximately 12 positions available)

Tuition for Category 5 includes lunch, most dinners and entrance fees for evening cultural events. It also includes accommodation with the group except for those who already live in Johannesburg.

If you fall into categories 4 or 5, please include in your letter of application a motivation for your inclusion in these financial categories (including current employment position, funding situation of your home institution and, if necessary, income).


 

Tuition Deposit

To hold a place in the Workshop, prospective participants must submit the following non-refundable deposit before April 30, 2015. The remainder of tuition is due on May 15, 2015.

Category 1&2: US$ 1,000
Category 3: US$ 750
Category 4: US$ 250
Category 5: R 1,000



Food and Accommodation

All participants will be accommodated (Category 2, 4 and 5 will be in shared accommodation. Tuition Category 1 and 3 will not be shared) in comfortable B&Bs or small hotels across the country. If you are in category 2, 4 or 5 and do not want to share accommodation, please specify this and we will be able to give you the option of single accommodation at a higher tuition cost.

Tuition fees cover accommodation costs from the night of the Saturday 27 June up to and including the night of Wednesday, July 8. Any extra nights must be paid for separately by the participant. We would be happy to assist with arranging bookings for additional stay.



Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to complete the electronic application form. 

Session 2015 Online Applcation

Applicants will be asked for the following documentation:

  • Completed copy of the application form.
  • Statement of no more than two pages describing current scholarly interests and information about courses taken and/or taught. This is one of the most important pieces of evidence for the selection committee.
  • Motivation for placement in financial category (where necessary).
  • Sample of recent writing.
  • From applicants who are graduate students: a letter of recommendation mailed directly to the organizers by the referees. 
  • Updated curriculum vitae.


Acceptances and Deposits

Applications should be sent to the Workshop no later than Friday 20 March, 2015,  5pm PST.

Decisions on admission will be announced by mid April, 2015. Selection of participants will be made by a nominated selection panel.

Applicants who have been admitted will have to submit their deposit before April 30. The remainder of the tuition is due on May 15.

Conveners
The Conveners of the 2015 Session are: Dhammamegha Annie Leatt (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research), Julia Hornberger (Department of Anthropology, Wits University), Zen Marie (School of Arts, Wits University), and Achille Mbembe (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research).