Iso Lomso Fellowships 2023 for Early Career African Researchers (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: 15 February 2023

Iso Lomso means ‘the eye of tomorrow’ in isiXhosa: seeing towards the future, laying the foundations for tomorrow. The programme is aimed at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree within the preceding seven years and who hold an academic position at a university or research institution anywhere in Africa. Candidates should have established a research programme and have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent post-PhD programme. All disciplines are considered.

Benefits

Residence at STIAS

A three-year attachment to STIAS during which time you may spend a total of 10 months in residence at STIAS to develop and pursue a long-term research programme

Links to sister institutions

The possibility of a residency at a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe or elsewhere

International conferences

Funding to attend up to two international conferences or training workshops anywhere in the world

Your own workshop

Support to convene a workshop with collaborators at STIAS or at their home institution

Support for your institution

Lecturer replacement subsidy for your home institution during residency periods


Iso Lomso fellowships provide a three-year attachment to STIAS to enable fellows to develop and conduct a long-term research programme of their preference. The aim is to facilitate and support them towards becoming established scholars in their fields.

Requirements

To be eligible for the 2023 call, applicants must:

  • be a national of any African country;
  • be born after the 1st of January 1980;
  • have an affiliation at a research or higher education institution in an African country, and continue to do so for the foreseeable future;
  • have obtained a doctoral degree from any recognised higher education institution (worldwide) after the 1st of January 2015;
  • have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent post-PhD research programme;
  • be in a position to commence a first period of residency at STIAS during 2024.

Benefits

The main means of support is STIAS residencies. Residential periods will be agreed mutually between the fellow, his or her home institution and STIAS, and may vary between six weeks and five months per residency. A first period of residency will typically be of longer duration to be taken up during 2024, followed by two further residencies through 2026. While in residence fellows receive regular STIAS fellow support which includes:

  • an economy return flight;
  • comfortable accommodation within walking distance from the institute;
  • individual offices equipped with a PC, telephone and printer;
  • a monthly stipend for daily living costs;
  • access to the Stellenbosch University library (including electronic resources) and a high-speed internet connection;
  • participation in the regular STIAS fellows programme, including daily lunch, weekly fellows’ seminars, STIAS public lectures and social events;
  • a child care subsidy for fellows accompanied by young children while in residence.

Timelines:

  • Application deadline: 15 February 2023
  • Shortlist selection: 30 April 2023
  • Final selection: 31 May 2023

Shortlisted candidates may be contacted during May 2023 for any additional information that may be required about their proposed projects. A final selection will be made by the end of May 2023 and successful candidates will be contacted during June 2023. These dates may change and will be updated on this page.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Iso Lomso Fellowships 2023

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