Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)
is inviting applications
for 2 Post Doctoral Fellows under the DST/NRF Research Chair. According
to the announcement, the purpose is to conduct imaginative research on
any of the listed areas.
The following areas are listed: science, technology, innovation for
development (STI4D), ICT4D, bridging the digital divide, renewable
energy systems for clean development, innovation and culture, indigenous
knowledge systems, nanotechnology for cleaner production, bridging the
nano-divide, co-evolution of agriculture, manufacture and services, and
innovative technology infrastructure and knowledge to stimulate African
integration covering both informal cross border consumer-producer
interactions to the RECs such as SADC and other processes and dynamics
like the AU and NEPAD.
Candidates are welcome to submit proposals on how knowledge, innovation
and capacity for promoting African integration and development through
the application of specific technological infrastructure can be
Amongst the technologies either each or the convergence of
information, computers and communication technologies, biotechnologies,
cognitive technologies and nano-technologies can be selected. Research
on application of specific technologies in addressing the pressing
challenges African countries face simultaneously today as multiple and
overlapping economic, food, energy, health and climate crises is needed.
Further research on new and original approaches and perspectives on
technology infrastructure for putting Africa unity first is welcome.
Applicants must process a D-Tech, PhD or DPhil, preferably in a
multidisciplinary field related to science, technology and innovation
for development (STI4D) in relation to some aspect of South African
development in particular and Africa in general. They should also submit
a 5-page research proposal and a three year plan.
Recent D-Tech, PhD or DPhil in an inter-disciplinary field related to
Science, Technology and Innovation for Development (STI4D) or ICT4D) or
any specific technological field and innovation studies welcomed.
From those who are freshly admitted to being PhDs to others that are
currently in post-doctoral positions and those with experience in the
fields of Science, Technology and Innovation for development (STI4D),
ICT4D and innovation studies are welcome.
Excellent written, oral, communication, presentation and computer skills
will be required.
Successful candidate will be expected to do teaching, supervision and
assisting in the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation &
Development (www.ajstid.com) and the African Globelics Doctoral Academy
Professor Mammo Muchie, NRF/DST Research Professor Chair on Innovation
studies: e-mail: email@example.com, tel no. +27 12 382 3078 and
www.ajstid.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and the SARCHhI administrator Mrs. Elsa
Lourens, e-mail: email@example.com and telephone no. +27 12 382
Deadline: May 25, 2011.
CareerAware.com Opinion of this Empowerment Opportunity
opinion does not guarantee anything. THIS OPINION IS NOT FROM THE
ORGANIZATION PROVIDING THIS EMPOWERMENT OPPORTUNITY. This opinion is only provided as a
convenience to give candidates more insight and guidance into the
The question of Information and Communications Technology for
Development (ICT4D) and Innovation in Africa is still unresolved. In the
opinion of Careeraware.com, the Fellowships should address how ICT4D and
technology innovation can help in addressing the challenges
of poverty, illiteracy and other features of underdevelopment faced by
In the opinion of Careeraware.com, the fellowship should address the
need of developing
regions like Africa need to invest in more research and develop
knowledge and innovation strategies for promoting African integration
Are you qualified for the fellowship? Have you done relevant and
significant work that meets the fellowship requirement?
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the DST/NRF Research Chair, the
Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI). Do
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background fit into the strategic direction of the Fellowship? How
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Innovation for development (STI4D), ICT4D and innovation? Show you are
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