International Programmes

Fulbright Visiting Scholar / Researcher Program

This program is designed for South African academics (with a PhD or equivalent) to pursue 3-9 months of scholarly research or lecturing in the United States.

The closing for applications is November 30.

Guidelines and Applications

Fulbright Scholar Guidelines

Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Researcher Programme

twasthe academy of sciences for the developing world

The TWAS South-South Fellowships Programme provides over 300 fellowships each year tenable in developing countries such as Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand for scientists from developing countries. Fellowships, for various lengths of time, are available for postgraduate, postdoctoral and advanced research. brief details of each programme are provided below.

For additional information, including eligibility criteria and application forms, please visit: > Programmes > Exchange

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The Mwalimu Nyerere Programme is the Africa component of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme that supports the development of high level human resources in Africa. It provides funding on a competitive basis to consortia of higher education institutions (HEIs) to arrange mobility for masters and doctoral students and university staff to other HEIs in Africa, and to provide scholarships to selected students and staff. At least 3 HEIs are required to partner in the proposal (maximum of 12 partners). The grants awarded under this scheme will be a maximum of €2 million, and a total of 5 contracts will be awarded.

 The eligible fields of study are:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Medical Sciences

 For more information: (Call EACEA/11/2012)

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Swissnex-global South Scholar-In-Residence programme

This programme aims at developing an intellectual exchange between academics from Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Graduate Institute's faculty.

Three candidates are selected to spend one semester at the Institute in order to take advantage of the programme: update their teaching curricula, participate in teaching courses, further their research projects and contribute to enriching the intellectual life of the Institute. Priority is given to university teachers - with a preference for women and junior academics - who will seek to apply the benefits of their stay at the Institute upon returning to their own institution.
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Scholar in Residence Programme