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South Africa - Young Talents programme


The call for application is currently closed

9 April 2020 

Next call for application

20 July 2020 




Programme overview

Number of endowments

5 doctorates and 2 post-doctorates

Amount per endowment
R80,000 for doctorates and R160,000 for post-doctorates
  • Having obtained Ph.D. degree in Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and Technological sciences or pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree at a South African university in one of the 9 Provinces
  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Working in a Research Laboratory or Institution or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a University in South Africa
Main eligibility criteria
  • The candidate’s outstanding academic records- including number, quality and impact of the publications (impact factors to be submitted)
  • Conference presentations and patents 
  • The scientific quality of the research project
  • The innovative nature and productivity of the research and its potential application in science
Initial launch date
Number of endowments given to date

7 Research grants  

Informational documents

Rules and Regulations

South Africa - Young Talents programme

Participate to the programme

The call for application is currently closed