The Claude Leon Foundation


The Claude Leon Foundation is a South African charitable trust, resulting from a bequest by Claude Leon (1884-1972).

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in the Sciences was one of the principal programmes of the Claude Leon Foundation. The Trustees of the Foundation sought to upgrade research at South African universities in the faculties of Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences by making awards to both South African and foreign postdoctoral scientists, who would increase the volume and quality of research output, transfer technical skills, and generally enhancing the research culture.
Fellowships were awarded on a competitive basis, taking the applicants’ academic achievements and potential as researchers into account. The Programme closed down in 2021.



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