Iso Lomso fellowships provide a three-year attachment to STIAS to enable fellows to develop and conduct a long-term research project of their preference. The aim is to facilitate and support them towards becoming established scholars in their fields. The main means of support is STIAS residencies. Residential periods will be agreed mutually between the fellow, his or her home institution and STIAS, and may vary between six weeks and five months per residency. A first period of residency will typically be of longer duration to be taken up during 2022, followed by two further residencies through 2024.
To be eligible for the 2020 call, applicants must:
Applications will be evaluated and selected on the basis of the following criteria:
During final selection, additional consideration will be given to:
While in residence fellows receive regular STIAS fellow support which includes:
Iso Lomso Fellowship Residency Program 2021 Benefits
STIAS was established in 1999 to provide a ‘creative space for the mind’, a fellowship programme that would advance cross-disciplinary research at the highest level. Modelled on similar institutes internationally, STIAS is the first of its kind in Africa. Here, leading researchers and intellectuals from across the world are supported to think innovatively and pursue sustainable strategies to the challenges facing the world, with a focus on Africa. Offering various fellowships and scholarships, STIAS provides a uniquely supportive space for thinking, reading, debating and writing. While in residence, established and early-career researchers and artists meet daily over lunch, present and participate in weekly seminars, and organise conferences for a wider audience. In creating and curating this space, STIAS provides ideal conditions for innovative and original thinking to thrive.