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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.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za no later than Thursday, 06 July 2017. 

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:

Institutions must set their own internal closing dates, so as to enable internal validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.

Should you require any further assistance, please contact an NRF staff member listed below:

Ms Maphuti Madiga
Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Telephone: 012 481 4150
E-mail: maphuti.madiga@nrf.ac.za

Ms Melissa Govender
Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: 012 481 4311
E-mail:  melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za

Opening Date: 
Friday, 19 May, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 6 July, 2017