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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The first Postdoctoral Conference of Southern Africa will be hosted by Stellenbosch University in honor of the 100-year anniversary of the University. The aim of the conference is to bring together young researchers from all fields of research to create an interdisciplinary forum and emphasize the importance of postdoctoral fellows to drive research for 100 years into the future.


The conference will take place 03-05 October 2018 in Stellenbosch (South Africa). The first day (03 October) will be the arrival day and an opening cocktail in the evening shall bring together all participants. The following two days (04-05 October) are open to talks in breakaway sessions, posters and workshops.


Postdoctoral fellows from Southern Africa may apply for talks, posters and workshops with any subject as long as it is related to their research. The abstract should be maximum 500 words.

Talks are meant to present research of various fields to a broader audience in interdisciplinary breakaway sessions. The duration of the talks will be 10-15 minutes (including questions).

The workshops will allow the applicant to present a research problem and receive input from an interdisciplinary audience, initiating future collaborations. The duration of the workshops will be 30-60 minutes and shall begin with a short introduction to the problem followed by a discussion.

Posters will be presented throughout the whole conference, a time slot of 2 hours will be reserved for discussions.

Deadline for abstract submission will be 30 June 2018, deadline for registration will be 31 August 2018. Note that the payment must be received before the registration deadline on the 31st of August. Details on how to do the payment will be announced soon.

The cost for participation will be R1500 per delegate and includes the opening cocktail and catering at the venue (excl. breakfast/dinner). Travel and accommodation will have to be organized and paid by the attendees. A list of accommodations will be attached shortly. The organizers will make an effort to facilitate a limited number of sponsored participations.

Registration and Abstract Submission.

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