February 8, 2011

SAFe Think PhD and Researchers Fellowship Call

SAFe Think – South African-French programme for Think-tanks for PhD students and Researchers

Study Subject: human and social sciences
Employer: French Governemnt
Level: PhD, Researchers

Scholarship Description:
The SAFe Think programme was launched in 2010 with the view of strengthening the connections between South African research institutes and their French counterparts. By assisting research partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African think tanks into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.

The 2010 edition of the programme has allowed several South African senior researchers to conduct joint projects with research institutes based in France. In view of the interest expressed in the programme by partner institutions, the French government is pleased to open applications for 2011.

The French government is offering five fellowships allowing successful applicants to undertake a joint research project of a duration of up to ten weeks in collaboration with a French research institute. Fellowships include a 2000€ monthly allowance, a roundtrip airflight ticket, visa fees and full medical and social insurance.

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have experience in programme/project management coupled with a substantial publication record. 
  • Applications from researchers with a Master’s qualification, having an extensive publication record and relevant experience, will also be considered.
Given the bilateral nature of the partnership, preference will be given to South African applicants. However, all candidates meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 February 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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