SABI Postdoctoral Fellowships

The National Research Foundation (NRF) on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is offering SABI (South African Biosystematics Initiative) Postdoctoral Fellowships, SABI International Travel Student Awards and SABI Workshop/Training Courses.

SABI was developed to significantly enhance South Africa’s capacity to undertake research in biosystematics, thereby establishing a skills base and information platform at the foundation of all scientific endeavour in the life sciences, such that the full potential of South Africa’s unique biological resources can be realised and safeguarded for the future benefit of all.

SABI is funded by DST and managed by the NRF.

This call for applications pertains to the Education and Training Thrust of SABI and is a direct response to SABI’s purpose and vision because it will contribute to producing high-quality human resources, the generation of high-quality knowledge, and the development and transfer of this knowledge to ensure tangible benefits to society.

The SABI Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding doctoral graduates to obtain experience of research and innovation at the museums in preparation for possible employment at South African museums, universities, science councils and other research laboratories.

It is further envisaged that this will enhance research capacity at museums with the intention to further stimulate biosystematics research in South Africa.

SABI international travel student awards are designed to provide up and coming young researchers (i.e. M and D students) in systematics the opportunity, preferably but not exclusively, to present at an international conference or visit an international research laboratory/museum.

Specifically, the aims of this award are to allow students to showcase their research, gain experience in presenting a paper to an international audience, learn innovative and/or cutting-edge techniques in their field, and interact and network with national and international experts in the same research field.

These Workshop/Training Courses grants are provided to stimulate the development/advancement/co-ordination of specific knowledge areas in the field of systematics.

These workshops/training courses could either be taxon, geographic area or technique/skill focused and must benefit the broad SABI community in South Africa.

For more information and application, visit: SABI Postdoctoral Fellowships Website