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Claude Leon foundation postdoctoral fellowships

The flagship educational initiative of the Claude Leon Foundation is the Postdoctoral Fellowship programme in the sciences, now in its twentieth year. The main goal of the programme is to help build research capacity in South African universities and research institutions. The Foundation funds both South African and foreign postdoctoral scientists in Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences to increase the volume and quality of research output, develop and transfer technical skills, and generally enhance the research culture in South Africa

Applications for fellowships are considered on a competitive basis and are open to all South Africa’s tertiary institutions. The awards are for two years and from 2017 are valued at R275,000.00 per year; fellows can also apply for relocation costs from abroad, and support for international conference attendance. Since its inception the Foundation has spent approximately R165 million on the programme and supported over 535 postdoctoral fellows. The largest beneficiaries of the programme to date have been the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand and Pretoria. For more information, see the flyer or go the site.

DEADLINE: 31 May 2018

NRF freestanding scarce skills postdoctoral fellowships

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2019.

Applicants should apply to undertake postdoctoral research (i) on a research project that is different from the Doctoral research; (ii) located in a different department from that where the Doctoral training was undertaken; or (iii) at a different institution to that where the previous study was undertaken, as fellowships will preferably be awarded to individuals that will be expanding their research training on a new project and/or institution.

For more information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the framework as well as the application and funding guide.

DEADLINE: 2 May 2018