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STIAS, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study in South Africa, has opened the fifth annual call of its prestigious Iso Lomso Fellowship Programme. We hereby request that you help us share this opportunity throughout your African academic networks so that we reach the brightest young minds all over the continent.

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 at

See what our Iso Lomso fellows have been up to at

Attached Call for Applications to any lists, colleagues, contacts and organisations that can help to raise awareness of this unique opportunity. For any enquiries please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.