Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: Call for applications

Posted on July 31, 2015

The University of Pretoria invites applications from excellent doctoral graduates to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowships at the University. These fellowships enable recent doctoral graduates to join the University as postdoctoral researchers, and to develop their research skills and academic careers while contributing to the University’s research strength and strategic priorities.

The University of Pretoria supports research in a range of fields, broadly grouped under faculties. Research is also conducted in the context of priority research themes, or undertaken in institutes and centres ( Priority areas include biological sciences, data sciences, economics and business sciences, energy, engineering, food security, genomics, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, and sustainable development. Applicants are invited to visit the University’s website and the respective Faculty web pages for additional information.

The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Previous achievements of candidates will be important in identifying suitable fellows, as will the alignment of candidates’ research interests with identified institutional research priorities. Priority will be given to applications from international postdoctoral candidates with research interest and expertise in the abovementioned fields.

Application process

The application form is available at, or may be obtained by sending a request via email to [email protected]. Applications should be accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and a two-page letter of motivation describing achievements and objectives, and identifying the research programme in which fellows wish to be appointed. Applications should be supported by two letters of reference.

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2015.


- Author Department of Research and Innovation Support

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