Volkswagen Foundation supports a post-doctoral fellowship module at STIAS

STIAS is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Foundation of Germany has agreed to support a post-doctoral fellowship module at STIAS.

Agreement was reached earlier this year (2015) that — within its “Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa” funding initiative — all current post-doctoral fellows of the Volkswagen Foundation will be eligible for a “fellowship module” at STIAS.

The STIAS post-doctoral fellowship module (SPFM) will enable post-doctoral fellows to spend up to five months of their Volkswagen Foundation fellowship at the STIAS-Wallenberg Research Center facilities in Stellenbosch.

To qualify for the post-doctoral fellowship module, candidates should study the relevant information sheet and submit an application first to STIAS, following the Guiding Principles set out on its website.

Prospective candidates should note that STIAS normally requires applications to be submitted at least twelve months before commencement of a fellowship at STIAS, and that the Volkswagen Foundation will approve a supplementary grant for a SPFM only if the SPFM falls within the period of the Volkswagen Foundation post-doctoral fellowship.

STIAS looks forward to welcome Volkswagen Foundation post-doctoral fellows in its facilities.

Enquiries: Prof Johann Groenewald ()

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