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"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

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10 Aug 2015

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF - TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2016. These fellowships are open to permanent residents from eligible developing countries other than South Africa.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached call document and application guide. The deadline for submission of applications to the host institutions, for approval by Designated Authorities (DAs) is 02 October 2015.

Please Note:
Institutional DAs must validate all applications no later than 16 October 2015. Institutions are required to set their own internal closing dates, so as to enable validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact an NRF contact person listed below:

*         Ms Zikhona Lose: Professional Officer - Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA). Telephone: 012 481 4365. E-mail: zikhona.lose@nrf.ac.zazikhona.lose@nrf.ac.za>

*         Ms Nompumelelo Thwala: Professional Officer - Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD). Telephone: 012 481 4232. E-mail: nompumelelo.thwala@nrf.ac.zanompumelelo.thwala@nrf.ac.za>