Postdoctoral research fellowships

New PDRF Enrollments

Please complete the mandatory steps BEFORE APPLICATION

STEPS

  1. Required ReadingPlease read all policy documentation.  (please scroll to the bottom of the page)
  2. Required Reading. Please read the Enrollment Criteria and Eligibility for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town
  3. Prospective Fellows should contact the Department/Faculty to discuss research proposal with a potential Principal Investigator (PI)/Host.
  4. Host Department indicates acceptance of prospective Fellow by providing an Invitation letter.
  5. Prospective Fellow to obtain proof of funding to support the research at UCT.

Once the above required reading and steps have been completed the prospective Fellow may download and complete the listed documentation as shown in the table below with his/her Principal Investigator/Host. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the required documentation to be returned to the PGFO’s Postdoctoral Office for processing.

Type of document

To be completed by

Description

Award letter from Funder

PI/Host

Letter confirming the funding and conditions

Approved conditions

PI/Host

Conditions of Award

MoA - Memorandum of Agreement

PI/Host

Signed by Prospective Fellow and witness

Binding agreement made and entered by and between The University of Cape Town (A University in terms of Act 101 of 1997 of Rondebosch (hereinafter referred to as UCT) and the Postdoctoral Research Fellow

MoU - Memorandum of Understanding

PI/Host and signed with Prospective Fellow and Head of Department

The Memorandum of Understanding provides a standardised guide for the Heads of Departments and Research-Units and Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Cape Town.

This copy is retained by the Host Department

1B PDRF Enrollment Application Form

Prospective Fellow and signed with PI/Host

Application form for New Enrollment to the University of Cape Town

Certified copy of South African ID

Prospective Fellow

-

Full CV

Prospective Fellow

-

PhD Certificate or PhD Submission of doctoral degree

 

Prospective Fellow/University

Certificate awarded during graduation OR Letter from University Doctoral Degrees Board confirming submission

Visa

(for international fellows only)

Prospective Fellow

The Postdoctoral Office request international clearance for all prospective fellows once all required information has been submitted.

See the Postdoctoral Research Fellows Pros and Cons of different Visa Types

Medical Insurance

(for international fellows only)

Prospective Fellow

See the Medical Insurance information

Certified copy of Passport

Prospective Fellow

-

 

International Prospective PDRF’s should return the following documents

  1. Certified Copy of Visa
  2. Certified Copy of Passport
  3. Medical Insurance
  4. 1B PDRF Enrollment Application Form
  5. MoA - Memorandum of Agreement
  6. Full CV (to include a full list of publications)
  7. PhD Certificate or PhD Submission of doctoral degree
  8. Award letter from Funder
  9. Approved and signed Conditions of Award

Local Prospective PDRF’s should return the following documents

  1. Certified Copy of South African ID
  2. 1B PDRF Enrollment Application Form
  3. MoA - Memorandum of Agreement
  4. Full CV (to include a full list of publications)
  5. PhD Certificate or PhD Submission of doctoral degree
  6. Award letter from Funder
  7. Approved and signed Conditions of Award

Return all documents to the

PGFO Postdoctoral Administration Office

By Email to: pdocs@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650 5065

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