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Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa



Like most South African universities, Rhodes’ student body has diversified significantly since the end of Apartheid to better reflect the nation as a whole, but the university’s mostly white male faculty is aging, and filling those posts after current faculty retire is proving difficult. This four-year grant seeks to help develop, diversify and retain the next generation of faculty in South Africa by encouraging current Rhodes faculty to better mentor new academic staff, and by providing opportunities for young professors to complete their degrees, undertake research, attend conferences, and to develop better classroom teaching skills.