Fellowships for Visiting Researchers

The AIMS South Africa Research Centre offers a variety of fellowships for visiting researchers. Interested researchers may apply to visit for short (2-week) or longer periods. Research fellows may conduct their own research at AIMS, participate in the teaching programmes and give talks in the journal club.  Visits to local universities can be arranged.

1. Advanced PhD students and postdoctoral fellows can apply for a two-month AIMS Research Fellowship.  

2. Researchers who wish to visit AIMS for a period of time (normally between two and six months) are encouraged to  to apply for a longer-term AIMS Research Fellowships. Preference will be given to African applicants, particularly those from SADC member states.

3. Research in pairs initiative: 2-4 week visits by a South African researcher and a local research partner from another university or an international research partner or a PhD or postdoctoral student.

Application Process

Each applicant should provide a curriculum vitae including degrees and awards received, and a list of publications, as well as a statement of future research and career plans. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential reference letters from academics familiar with their research to be sent in support of their application. Referees should email reference letter directly to the AIMS South Africa Administrative Officer.

To view a list of the recent research visitors please click here.

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