Research Capacity Development
The following opportunities for postdocoral bursaries/scholarships exist:
The Trustess of the Claude Leon Foundation have established post-doctoral fellowships in Science, Engineering and Medical Science at South African universities. The fellowships will be available from January 2008 for two (2) years and are valued at R125 000 per annum.
For details and access to application forms, please consult the following:
Mrs Tanya Stone,
PO Box 13187,
Tel/Fax: +27 21 531 6910
Mobile: +27 82 772 2982
The Department: Research Capacity Development (RCD) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) offers financial support to postdoctoral students. Two types of complementary support are provided:
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded for post-doctoral studies to top achievers in their research fields, for academic performance as well as their research potential. Student support for scholarships is limited to South African citizens unless specified otherwise. Student support for bursaries are extended to South African citizens and permanent residents
The following free-standing student support in the natural, social and human sciences, engineering and technology is offered:
Mrs Delene Gerber
Tel. +27 41 504 4256
Grant-holder-linked bursaries are made available to NRF grant-holders within their support packages for allocation to masters and doctoral students, as well as post-doctoral scholars of their choice in accordance with NRF guidelines. Student assistantships are available to grant-holders within their support packages for allocation to black, South African, honours/BTech final year students or black, South African students in their final year of undergraduate study. Grant-holder linked support is intended to support the best postgraduate students linked to the grant-holder’s research plan. The period of student support for postdoctoral research is 2 years.
Note that postdoctoral fellowships for research in South Africa are open to any nationality and thatpostdoctoral fellowships for research abroad, and innovation postdoctoral fellowships for research in South Africa are is restricted to South African citizens.
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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