Facilitators: Prof Jackie du Toit (Stellenbosch University and DHET Future Professors Programme, Phase 01) and Prof Neil Roos (Dean: Humanities, Fort Hare and DHET Future Professors Programme, Phase 01)


Target Group: Postgraduate students, Postdoctoral fellows and Early to Mid-career Academic staff


Background: This online presentation will focus on what it means to be a scholar of global standing in the future South African academy. After the presentation the participants will be able to map a longer (5-8 year) intellectual strategy for their scholarly careers.


The presentation will address the following:

  • What does it mean to be a scholar irrespective of discipline?
  • Differentiating between academic time and institutional time
  • Thinking about the hierarchies of promotion and academic work .
  • Mapping a 5-8 year intellectual project and the role of funding, conferences, sabbaticals and successful postgraduate supervision in formulating the project
  • Publishing one's thesis/first book/first academic article
  • Scholarly teaching
  • Thinking about mentorship, collaborators, co-authors and research teams
  • The role of the NRF rating process and/or other external markers of scholarly progress in the life of a scholar



This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

24 October 2022


Online via MS Teams

Online registration will open on this page approximately three weeks before the workshop and will close one week before the training or when the maximum workshop participant number has been reached.

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 20 participants.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie