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Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in South Africa

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

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A flagship programme of the Claude Leon Foundation intended for South African and foreign early career researchers in Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences and aiming to help build research capacity in South African universities and research institutions. Application deadline: May 31, 2016.

Since its inception the Foundation has spent well over R100 million on the programme and supported nearly 500 postdoctoral fellows. In the last five years the Foundation has been offering 40 – 50 new fellowship awards per year. This means that on an annual basis the Foundation funds 80 - 90 fellows – second only in numbers to the government-funded National Research Foundation programme. The largest beneficiaries of the programme to date have been the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand and Pretoria.

The Fellowships are open to South African and foreign nationals who should have received their PhDs within the last five years, but preference will be given to candidates who are currently under-represented in South African Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences.

The awards are for two years and are currently valued at R235,000 per year.

Application forms should be sent to the host university/institution which the applicant hopes to undertake the Fellowship for signature and then forwarded to the Foundation by the institution not the candidate.

Useful Links to Universities/Institutions : http://www.leonfoundation.co.za/postdoctoral-links.htm

Each university/institution has its own internal closing date for applications

You will find all useful information (Guidelines, application form ...) on the Foundation website.