Division for Research Development
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Early Career Academic Development Programme (ECAD)

​​​​​​​​​​Stellenbosch University's Division for Research Development (DRD) offers an Early Career Academic Development programme that provides senior academic mentors to early career academic staff members. This programme currently provides individual mentorship opportunities to approximately 104 early career academic staff members and will include support for the development of your research as well as teaching skills. ​​

In addition to this we are adding some further aspects of support to the mentorship, namely:

  • A career advancement award for academic career development (e.g., conference attendance; can be focused on research or teaching & learning)
  • The opportunity to receive a subsidy for skills development training course/workshop participation (e.g. those offered by African Doctoral Academy; CHAE; or other providers – can be focused on research or teaching & learning skills development)
  • Developing tailor-made SU-based workshops, training interventions and events for our ECA group, based on the needs that you help us to identify.
​ Contact:
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email.png Email Fadwha​
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