Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellows are candidates who have completed their doctoral degree studies and are developing their careers as academic researchers in particular fields of research under the supervision of seasoned academic researchers. The postdoctoral fellowship programme at UP draws candidates from all over the world who make an indispensable contribution to research productivity and enhances the University’s international profile. Funding for the programme is provided by the University of Pretoria as well as by external funders such as national organisations, international funding organisations and corporate companies.

For queries relating to Postdoctoral Research at UP,
please contact Ms Mpho Maithufi. Email: [email protected]

Postdoctoral Information

A postdoctoral fellow is regarded as a young researcher (generally up to 40 years of age), with a doctorate, who conducts research at a university in collaboration with a senior research mentor in order to develop his/her research capabilities.

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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral fundng opportunities can be provided by national organisation, international funding and or corporate companies.

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Postdoctoral Research Support

To keep up with the mission and vision of the University of Pretoria, the department of Research and Innovation supports Postdoctoral Fellows to develop their research capacity and academic careers through the following developmental activities:

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