Research grant : The fully-funded Iso Lomso Post-doctoral Fellowship for Africans 2022
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.
– All disciplines will be considered.
– 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 between July 2022 and June 2023, followed by two further residencies through 2024. 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.
* While not in residence at STIAS Iso Lomso fellows will continue their regular academic duties at their home institution. During these periods fellows may apply for a range of research sponsorship interventions. These elements will be considered in a flexible manner to ensure that each fit optimally into the research programme. They may include:
* A subsequent residency at a sister Institute for Advanced Study or relevant research institution in North America, Europe or elsewhere (this will form part of the ten months’ residency allocation; the fellow’s preferences for potential host institutions will be considered);
funding to attend up to two relevant academic conferences or research training events (covering travel, accommodation and
* Limited project funding for key interventions in the research programme;
* The possibility of hosting a workshop at STIAS or their at their home institution as a means of strengthening the fellow’s scholarly network and research impact.