Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Pretoria, South Africa

Deadline: 15 February 2014
Open to: PhD holders or those who are about to complete a PhD
Fellowship: travel expenses, accommodation, conference grant, and a subsistence allowance

Description

The University of Pretoria is a multi campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian house to approximately 39,000 in 2010.

During the period of 1982 to 2008 the university transformed into a bilingual, multiracial and inclusive institution. The comparatively smooth introduction of students from all races formed the initial impetus for transformation and in 1989 the University was declared officially desegregated and opened for all races. In 1993 a policy document was introduced, aiming to position the university in a newly democratic South Africa. In 1994 the university regained its status as a bilingual university when a new language policy was adopted.

The University of Pretoria annually grants postdoctoral fellowships with a view to grow and sustain an environment that supports a vibrant research, scholarship and innovation culture. In order to achieve this purpose, the university strives to attract postdoctoral fellows who have demonstrated outstanding talent in their area of research and would contribute to sustaining a research culture through enhancing research productivity.

This program aims to provide outstanding young researchers with an opportunity to develop their research skills and to enhance research productivity through the increased level of publications, patents and so on.

Eligibility

Fellowships are open to:

  • South African citizens for full-time research at institutions in South African and approved institutions abroad.
  • Outstanding foreign candidates that wish to pursue full-time post-doctoral research in South Africa.
  • Exceptional doctoral graduates who recently received their doctoral degrees (within the last five years) and who wish to undertake research are encouraged to apply

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicants’ academic achievements, outputs and research potential. Publications weigh heavily in the assessment of the application and applicants are encouraged to ensure a full list of their publications is included when they complete the CV details of the application. The application can be deemed incomplete if a list of research outputs is not included.

Fellowship

The fellowship is intended to cover the travel expenses, accommodation, conference grant, and a subsistence allowance.

Application

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2014.

Candidates with relevant skills should write a research statement and fill in the application form, which can be downloaded HERE.

Complete applications, including CV, and any questions must be directed to:

Dr. Reza Malekian
[email protected]
Telephone no: (+27 12) 420-4305

For further information, please visit the official website HERE.

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