Postdoctoral research fellowships

Fellowships offered

Available postdoctoral research fellowships are listed on Noticeboard

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 

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

Postdoctoral research fellowships offered by the National Research Foundation (NRF

Claim forms:

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