Please note that there are no more scholarship opportunities for South African Postdoc students (only EU)
Exchange (Target Group 1 and 2)
South African students who have already earned their PhD degree and are still conducting research either at a South African Eurosa partner university (Target Group 1) or at a South African non-partner university (Target Group 2) can apply for a Postdoc scholarship for research at a European university. These exchange scholarships are offered in order to temporarily conduct research at one of the Eurosa partner universities. Interested candidates can apply for a predefined vacancy or can submit their own research proposal.
Short term – ‘Exchange’ Postdoc
In order to be eligible for the exchange Postdoc scholarship, interested candidates need to have already earned a PhD degree from a South African university. The duration of the scholarship programme is 6 months. Interested candidates can apply for one of the research proposals offered in the database (the list of available research topics is available in the application database) or can submit their own research proposal. Candidates who wish to submit their own proposal for research collaboration need to apply for the 'open vacancy' offered at their preferred host institution. Each application needs to be supported by an invitation letter written by the host supervisor from the European university and by a support letter from the home supervisor.
Assignments for postdoc research can include: joint research, joint publication(s), intensive course, etc... Interested candidates need to submit a well-described research plan and invitation letter from the host together with their online application.
Postdoc mobility can start from September 2016 onwards. All selected scholarship holders will have to discuss their starting date with the supervisor at the host university but each mobility should start before the 31st of December, 2016.
Important: It is not allowed to split the scholarship or to temporarily put on hold the scholarship to spend part of the research period in any other country than the country of the host university. Temporarily putting the scholarship on hold is only allowed in exceptional and justified cases (e.g. illness, urgent personal reasons to return home,...).