Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for 2018 (NRF Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills)


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Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for 2018

NRF Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills

UCT Internal Closing Date: 20 June 2017

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are pleased to announce the call for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications for 2018 in the following categories:

  • NRF- Free-standing Postdoctoral Fellowships (local and abroad);
  • Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships; and
  • Scarce Skills Development Fund Postdoctoral Fellowships

Successful applicants must undertake full-time Postdoctoral research.  The Fellowships cannot be held concurrently with any salaried full-time employment.

The application deadline is 20 June 2017 (UCT Internal Closing Date).  Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at:   


For all information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the attached Framework for the three funding instruments as well as the Application and Funding Guide. 

Please Note:

Should you require any further assistance, please contact Postgraduate Funding Office (PGFO) staff member listed below:

Ms Bongiwe Ndamane – NRF & Departmental Awards Manager: Postgraduate Funding Office (UCT). Telephone: 021 650 3926. E-mail:

Ms Desne Jodamus – Temporal Staff Member: Postgraduate Funding Office (UCT). Telephone: 021 650 2206.  E-mail: