Important Information Regarding the Friedel Sellschop Awards

Friedel Sellschop Biography.

From 1979 to 1983, Professor Friedel Sellschop (1930-2002) served as the Dean of the Science Faculty at Wits University. From 1984 to 1996, he served as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research. He was a member of the team that discovered the first neutrino ever discovered in a natural setting at a gold mine in South Africa. The small particles known as neutrinos are created in stars and account for a significant portion of the stuff in the cosmos. In his honor, the University grants the Friedel Sellschop Fellowships every year.

Concerning the Friedel Sellschop Honors

For a period of three years, the Friedel Sellschop prizes have a maximum value of R145 000 per year.


All faculty members are qualified, provided that they meet the following requirements:

• Being permanent members of staff

• Having completed a PhD or have comparable demonstrable achievement

• Being within five years of their first academic appointment

• Having produced a substantial body of research which is internationally recognised or will likely establish an international reputation as a leader in the field.


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