Call for Applications: Falling Walls Lab Cape Town 2023/2024

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Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovative idea in just three minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.

The programme invites students and early-career professionals of all disciplines. Join the growing Falling Walls community & win a trip to the global Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin, Germany! The Falling Walls community is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts, and society.


  • 1st prize: R15,000 & the opportunity to present your idea to a prestigious international audience at the Falling Walls Science Summit in Berlin, Germany
  • 2nd prize: R12,000
  • 3rd prize: R10,000


You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application. You must fulfill at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in university;
  • You are currently a postdoc;
  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago;
  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago;
  • You received a PhD no more than 5 years ago.

*An MD (medical degree excl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree incl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a PhD. The diversity of academic degrees worldwide is recognised.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted in English. Submitting multiple applications is not permitted.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit Falling Walls Lab Cape Town.

Application Deadline: August 9, 2023

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