The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is a voluntary association of eminent South African scholars and scientists, established in terms of an Act of Parliament. Its primary objective is generating evidence-based solutions to the problems and challenges facing South African society. ASSAf aspires to play both a national and an international role. Membership of the Academy (by election) is both an honour and an obligation to work individually and collectively (as the Academy) to ensure that decision-making requiring scholarly scrutiny and analysis is based on the best and most integrated understandings and insights available to the country.
The Academy seeks to appoint a Project Administrator within the Scholarly Publishing Unit based in Pretoria.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have partnered to pursue the goal of advancement of Science in developing countries through the establishment of the NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship funding instrument. TWAS is based in Italy and operates as a programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the advancement of science in developing countries. The parties entered into a contractual agreement to support postdoctoral fellows from Africa and developing countries who will be funded per annum for a maximum of three (3) years to pursue full-time research training in South Africa. There will be an intake of 10 postdoctoral fellows each year for three (3) years, starting in 2016.
Call for funding – NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016
Application Guide – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA and THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
invite you to a public lecture by
Professor Romeel Davé, SA Research Chair in Cosmology with Multi-wavelength Data, based jointly at the University of the Western Cape, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).