Applications open for Australia Awards Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017

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Two-year Post-Doc Fellowships Opportunity 

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

In 2017 the program will pilot a number (5-8 depending on the number of applications) of Post-Doctoral Fellowships to eligible applicants affiliated to a South African University that is a member of the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) with a view to scaling up and offering post-docs to other selected countries in future.. View the guidelines here.

In the pilot phase, the Post-Doc Fellowship program seeks to:

  • develop on-going educational, research and professional links between individuals and universities in Australia and South Africa in the areas of Science and Technology, Agricultural Productivity and/or Health;
  • provide opportunities for high achieving academics to improve their research skills and contribute to developmental outcomes in Africa.
  • contribute to Australia’s position as a high quality education and training provider and a leader in research and innovation.
  • contribute to the research capacity of South African tertiary institutions.
How to apply

Applications are open from 1 November 2016  to 31 January 2017. Please view eligibility criteria and apply via the website.