Postdoctoral research fellowships

Fellowships offered

 

Postdoctoral research fellowships offered by the
University Research Committee (URC) POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 2022

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Available postdoctoral research fellowships are listed on Noticeboard

Postdoctoral research fellowships offered by the National Research Foundation (NRF

Please be advised that the following forms PG014, PG015, PG016 have been discontinued. All awards effective as of 2020 are to be processed online via the peoplesoft system.
 

Awards can only be processed once first-time registration(new PDRF's) and renewal of registration(re-activation to system for continuing/returning PDRF's) for the specific year has been completed.

Type of Award Responsible Persons to capture awards online For Queries and Enquiries
Departmental Fellowships Fund administrators and Fund holders, once PDRF has been registered and/or re-activated on system for for the specific year

PFO Departmental Awards:
pfodept-awards@uct.ac.za

CIDRI-AFRICA The Department and PGFO will communicate the results and Fellows will be required to accept their offer online

Postdoctoral Administration:
pdocs@uct.ac.za

URC The Department and PGFO will communicate the results and Fellows will be required to accept their offer online

Postdoctoral Administration:
pdocs@uct.ac.za

URC-ARG The Department and PGFO will communicate the results and Fellows will be required to accept their offer online

Postdoctoral Administration:
pdocs@uct.ac.za

CLAUDE LEON -  
NRF The Department and PGFO will communicate the results and Fellows will be required to accept their offer online

PFO NRF Funding email:
nrffunding@uct.ac.za

NRF Grantholder Linked Grantholder - Nomination via the NRF Online Submission System is required for continuing funding, once PDRF has been registered and/or re-activated on system for for the specific year PFO NRF Funding email:
nrffunding@uct.ac.za

Fellowship pay-outs is dependent on the fellows’ first date of registration and approval of extension of research tenure . Pay-outs will therefore be administered according to the policy governing the postdoctoral sector. On this basis refunds will be process where applicable exactly 6 months from the fellows’ first date of registration.

If you do not intend to continue with postdoctoral research or have completed your research tenure, please complete the PG023 Notification of termination and/or completion of postdoctoral research form and submit via email to Postdoctoral Administration at pdocs@uct.ac.za

 

Postdoctoral Conference Travel awards
Due to the current climate and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic all international and research travel applications have been put on hold indefinitely until UCT and South Africa provide clarification on when the restrictions on travel will be lifted.
For more information please email the Postdoctoral Administration on pdocs@uct.ac.za 

The intention of these awards is to provide opportunities for Postdoctoral Research Fellows researchers who are registered for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year of postdoctoral research at UCT.  Fourth and Fifth-year applicants will only be considered with strong motivation and under exceptional circumstances. (E.g. extensive research work required before research may be presented.) These Travel Grants are available, via competitive application, towards the costs of travel, conference registration and subsistence.  UCT Postdoctoral Conference Travel Grants are not full-cost and are intended to provide a contribution towards the full cost of international or local travel*

Note: The following SADC countries are not considered to be “international”, and the local value (R8,000 maximum) will apply: Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Mozambique


For more information on these please consult Section 5 of the Financial assistance for postgraduate study & postdoctoral research booklet (see Download on the right).

For more information, please contact the Postdoctoral Administration on pdocs@uct.ac.za 

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