Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award

An Award that serves to reward excellence and exceptional scholarship in all its forms and which carries a monetary value of R2.0 million

  • The Trust is calling for nominations from South African Universities, Science Councils, Research & Policy Institutes, and other institutions or agencies of similar national standing
  • The Trust will also consider applications from individuals who do not have specific institutional affiliations
  • The closing date for written applications or nominations is 31 October 2022
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered
  • Short-listed candidates or finalists should be available for interviews late January / early February 2023
  • Awards are made at the discretion of the Trustees
  • All submissions should be submitted electronically to the Trust to email HFO@omt.org.za

Download the 2022 Guidelines (PDF – 125KB)

The Trust was established in 1958 by the late Mr Harry Oppenheimer in memory of his father, Sir Ernest, and has a long tradition of investing in education and related fields. The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship was initiated by the Trustees some twenty years ago and is the Trust’s most prestigious award.

The Award focuses unambiguously on excellence and exceptional scholarship. It is granted to candidates of the highest calibre to enable them to undertake a programme of cutting edge, internationally significant work.