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SAFe Think Programme 2014-2015

The French government is pleased to launch the 2014-2015 edition of the SAFe Think Programme.

The SAFe Think programme was launched in 2010 with the aim of strengthening the connections between South African academic institutes and Think Tanks and their French counterparts, specifically in the fields of Human and Social Sciences. By assisting research partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.

SAFe Think is aimed at both South African students and Senior Researchers:

The Graduate Programme funds outstanding students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a French Higher Education Institution. Between 2010 and 2013, 19 students from South African universities have travelled to France to study and obtain an internationally recognised Master’s degree. The bursaries cover tuition fees, living costs, a roundtrip flight ticket, visa fees and full medical and social insurance.

The Research Programme allows South African PhD students and researchers to undertake a joint research project in France. Through its fellowship scheme, 3 South African senior researchers conducted joint projects with French research institutes between 2010 and 2012.


Applications for both programmes should be filed through one of South African partner Think Tanks:

Our partners:

AISA - African Institute of South Africa

http://www.ai.org.za/




IGD - Institute for Global Dialogue

http://www.igd.org.za/




ISS - Institute for Security Studies

http://www.issafrica.org/




SAIIA - South African Institute of International Affairs

http://www.saiia.org.za/





MISTRA - Mapungubwe Institute

http://www.mistra.org.za/



The selection procedure is carried out by the French Embassy, together with the South African Think Tanks involved in the project.


- Download the SAFeThink brochure here

- Download the call for applications for Master bursaries here (application deadline: 24 March 2014, 17h00) and the application form here

- Download the 2014-2015 call for applications for PhD/ Researcher bursaries here and the application form here


If you are interested in applying for the SAFe Think Programme 2014/2015 and for any information, please contact us at safethink@ambafrance-rsa.org.

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publie le 21 February 2014

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