Postdoctoral Fellows

UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2017


The University of Pretoria annually grants postdoctoral fellowships with a view to grow and sustain an environment that supports a vibrant research, scholarship and innovation culture. In order to achieve this purpose, the University strives to attract postdoctoral fellows who have demonstrated outstanding talent in their area of research, and who would contribute to research productivity and impact.

The programme enables postdoctoral fellows to build their academic careers by participating in the University's areas of research strength and strategic priorities. Those interested in applying for the UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should consult prospective research leaders or mentors with whom they will become co-applicants.

Awards are made annually on a competitive basis.The expectation is that fellows will be active and productive researchers, and develop academically, under the mentorship of experienced academic staff. Therefore also the importance of aligning postdoctoral placements with areas of research strength, and for the University to benefit from the potential contribution of postdoctoral fellows to research output, through their assistance in research projects and in the supervision of postgraduate students.

Please visit the faculty websites for detail on areas of research interest, and view the information provided in the application and other forms below.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Mrs Mpho Maithufi
Postdoctoral Programmes Officer
tel:  012 420 4023
email:  postdocs@up.ac.za
Department of Research and Innovation Support
 

Application for the Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Pretoria invites applications from excellent doctoral graduates to apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University.

The focus is on international candidates, in particular, who are interested in research fields that are of strategic priority to the University. These include: biological sciences, data sciences, economics and business sciences, energy, engineering, food security, genomics, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, and sustainable development.

closing date: 31 July 2017

Please download the advertisement and application form.


Application for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (closed)

Application for a Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship (closed)

Constitution of the UP Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

 

External Awards

Andrew W Mellon Foundation

An Initiative for Early Career Scholars from the Global South

The 2018-19 Summer Program in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, invites applications for the 2018-2019 Summary Program in Social Science.

Please download the advertisement here.

Note that applications need to be completed online at https://www.sss.ias.edu/spss-2018-2019

Deadline: 15 September 2017


South African National Space Agency (SANSA) (closed)

SANSA's Space Science Directorate, situated is Hermanus, Western Cape, is offering four postdoctoral fellowships in their space science programme. The fellowships are for three-year contract positions.

Application deadline: 26 April 2017

Details can be downloaded here


L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2017 programme call for applications (closed)

Deadline: 19 April 2017

For more information and to apply, visit www.forwomeninscience.com.
For enquiries, please email: commsza@loreal.com
 

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits ​(closed)

Deadline: 31 March 2017

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhDs not earlier than 2012, and who are from sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa), with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an Institute in Germany.

  • Such visits will have a duration of no more than three months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.

The application form can be downloaded here.

For further information, please see: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-dfg-cooperation-visits-programme    
 


Claude Leon Foundation

The Claude Leon Foundation is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships, commencing in 2018, for research in the faculties of Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences, to be conducted at universities in South Africa.

  • UP internal closing date to allow for screening: 05 May 2017
  • The external Claude Leon Foundation closing date: 31 May 2017

Please download UP information, the CLF application form, and the CLF terms and conditions here.

 

Australia Awards through AAUN (closed)

The Australia Awards--Africa programme is offering an opportunity to develop on-going research and professional links in the areas of Science and Technology, Agricultural Productivity, and Health.

Australia Awards will pilot a number of Postdoctoral Fellowships through the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Applicants must be affiliated to a South African University that is a member of the AAUN (University of Pretoria or University of Cape Town), and engage in research activity.

Application deadline:  28 February 2017 (now closed)

For more information, go to:

http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/post-doctoral-fellowships/


SKA South Africa Postdoctoral Fellowships (closed)

The South African SKA Project invites applications for five postdoctoral fellowships.

UP application closing date to allow for screening: 24 August 2016.

SKA SA application deadline: 31 August 2016.


NRF Funding

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2018 (NOW OPEN)

The National Research Foundation (NRF), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), is pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2018 in the following categories:

  • NRF Free-standing Postdoctoral Fellowships (local and abroad);
  • Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships; and
  • Scarce Skills Development Fund: Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Successful applicants must undertake full-time postdoctoral research.  The fellowships cannot be held concurrently with any salaried full-time employment.

  • Applicant's submission deadline: 6 July 2017
  • Internal deadline for validation by UP as the designated authority (DA): 13 July 2017
  • NRF deadline: 20 July 2017

Please download the Framework for the three funding instruments, as well as the Application and Funding Guide here.

Applicants must apply on the NRF online system at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.


NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018 (NOW OPEN)

Closing dates:

  • Applicant's submission deadline -- 06 July 2017
  • The internal deadline for validation by UP as the designated authority (DA) is 13 July 2017
  • The NRF deadline -- 20 July 2017.

The fellowships are open to permanent residents from eligible developing countries other than South Africa (see Guidelines).

Please download the NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowships Framework, and the Application and Funding Guide for 2018

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za  
 


DST-NRF Fellowships for Early Career Researchers from the UK for Funding, 2018 (NOW OPEN)

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the United Kingdom (under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund) are pleased to announce the call for applications.

Applicant's closing date: 06 July 2017

NRF closing date: 20 July 2017

NOTE: Applicants must apply using the NRF online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and download the Applications and Funding Guide, and the Framework here.  

 

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