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The World needs Science,
Science needs women

South Africa National Fellowships

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Number of
fellowships given :

5 doctorates and 2 post-doctorates

fellowships amount :

R80,000 for doctorates and R165,000 for post-doctorates

Requirements :

  • 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
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for PhD and not more than 45 years for Post-doctoral Fellowships

Top 3 selection criteria :

  • The candidate’s outstanding academic records [including number, quality and impact of the publications (impact factors to be submitted), conference presentations, patents…]
  • The scientific quality of the research project
  • The innovative nature and productivity of the research and its potential application in science

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Number of fellowships given to date :


2019 Rules & Regulations (English)



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Next call
for application :

March 22nd, 2019

Deadline :

May 15th, 2019

Date of ceremony :

November 7th, 2019


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