SAAO - South African Astronomical Observatory

Rutgers SALT Postgraduate Fellowship

A major initiative by Rutgers University has been to provide funds to train black PhD students from South Africa in astronomy. The first student, Menzi Mchunu from the University of Zululand, has been selected to take up this Rutgers SALT Postgraduate Fellowship. After a period of some months training at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Menzi Mchunu left for Rutgers University in August 2001.