STIAS, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa, has opened the fifth annual call of its prestigious Iso Lomso Fellowship Programme. 

Iso Lomso means ‘the eye of tomorrow’ in isiXhosa: seeing towards the future; laying the foundations for tomorrow. The programme is aimed at early to mid-career 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 completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent post-PhD programme. All disciplines are considered.

What is an Iso Lomso fellowship? 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. Offering residential periods at STIAS for focused research, the aim of the programme is to facilitate and support Iso Lomso fellows towards becoming established scholars in their fields.

Important Dates:
Call Opens: 1 October 2020
Application deadline: 15 February 2021
Shortlist selection: 30 April 2021
Final selection: 31 May 2021

Find more details and the application form here

See what our Iso Lomso fellows have been up to here

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The Full Call for Applications can be read here