NRF – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for 2017

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), which is based in Italy and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for the NRF- TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017.

These fellowships are open to permanent residents from eligible developing countries other than South Africa.

The application deadline is Tuesday, 07 June 2016.  Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at:

For all information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the attached documents: 

NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Framework / Grants Management and Systems Administration and NRF- TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Application and Funding Guide 2017.

Please Note:

Designated Authorities (DAs) at the Research Offices of the different Institutions have until Tuesday, 21 June 2016 to validate the applications.  Institutions must set their own internal closing dates, so as to enable internal validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.

Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact an NRF contact person listed below:


  • Ms Nompumelelo Thwala, Project Leader: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD), Telephone: 012 481 4232. E-mail: no****************@nr*.za
  • Ms Melissa Govender, Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA), Telephone: 012 481 4311.  E-mail:  me**************@nr*.za


Kindly advertise these funding calls and disseminate the call information throughout your institution.

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