March 2016

Iso Lomso, "the Eye of Tomorrow" in isiXhosa, is a new fellowship programme that will boost the careers of some of the brightest minds in African academia.Early career African researchers who have completed their doctoral studies during the preceding eight years are invited to apply for the fellowship. For the 2016 call at least three candidates will be awarded a three-year Iso Lomso fellowship.Fellows will spend various periods of residency at the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch to pursue their research projects. They will also receive support to attend international conferences, convene workshops, and visit a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe or elsewhere."Iso Lomso signals our conviction that Africa's emerging scholars are more aware than ever of the importance of carving out their research niche", says STIAS Director, Prof Hendrik Geyer. "Africa's emerging position in

Prof. Anne Nangulu, Kenya’s Commission for University Education Deputy Secretary for Quality Audit and Standards has applauded the CART program. Speaking at the official launch of Joint Advanced Seminars 1 and 4 for CARTA fellows at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel, Prof. Nangulu said the CARTA program has yielded a lot of fruits.“All of us have to be committed to telling the CARTA story,” she said. “Whereas many institutions on the continent are still struggling with nurturing south-south partnerships, the CARTA program has excelled in forming and nurturing a south-north partnership.”The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) program was conceived 8 years ago to as a 20 year program with an aim of creating a vibrant multi-disciplinary African academy able to lead world class research that makes positive impact on population and public health. Since then, the program has