Second cohort of fellows selected
Iso Lomso Fellowships provide an exceptional early career opportunity for Africa’s brightest minds in academia. Iso Lomso means ‘the eye of tomorrow’ in isiXhosa: seeing towards the future, laying the foundations for tomorrow.
To date, two cohorts of fellows have been selected: read the announcements of the first cohort of five fellows (see updates below) and the second cohort of seven fellows, which was announced in April 2018.
Iso Lomso Fellows enjoy:
- a three-year attachment to STIAS during which time they may spend a total of ten months in residence at STIAS to develop and pursue a long-term research programme;
- the possibility of a residency at a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe or elsewhere;
- funding to attend up to three international conferences or training workshops anywhere in the world;
- support to convene a workshop with collaborators at STIAS;
- lecturer replacement subsidy for the fellow’s home institution during residency periods.
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.
The next Call for Applications will open during the second half of 2018
The applications documents of the 2017 call are available for reference:
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Dr. Christoff Pauw
STIAS Programme Manager
Tel. +27 21 808 9331 (w)
News about our first cohort of Iso Lomso fellows
The selection of the 2016 call for applications was completed during October 2016. The STIAS Research & Fellowship Programme Committee selected five candidates for Iso Lomso Fellowships. In addition, six further candidates were selected to undertake a residency at STIAS during 2017 and 2018 in order to initiate their proposed research projects. Read the press release. The first cohort has commenced their first year of STIAS residencies (follow the links below for more information on their work).
The five selected candidates are:
- John Ganle (male, Ghanaian), based at the University of Ghana – seminar presentation
- Malebogo Ngoepe (female, South African), based at the University of Cape Town – seminar presentation
- Uchenna Okeja (male, Nigerian), based at Rhodes University – seminar presentation
- Tolu Oni (female, Nigerian), based at the University of Cape Town – public lecture
- Aretha Phiri (female, Zimbabwean), based at Rhodes University – seminar presentation
The six additional candidates invited to undertake preparatory residencies are:
- Patrick Cobbinah (male, Ghanaian), based at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Eunice Githae (female, Kenyan), based at Chuka University
- Beira Hailu Meressa (male, Ethiopian), based at Jimma University
- Victor Tchieda (male, Cameroonian), based at the University of Yaoundé I
- Virginia Gichuru (female, Kenyan), based at Strathmore University
- Osbourne Quaye, (male, Ghanaian), based at the University of Ghana