Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2021, South Africa

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Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2021, South Africa

Designation/Position- Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Rhodes University, South Africa invites application for Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates

About- During the last three years the National Research Foundation (NRF) has embarked on a process designed to enhance and simplify the NRF administrative interface with Researchers, Students and Designated Authorities. This has been done by streamlining its application templates and its Call Opening process, in line with the forthcoming Research Support Strategies by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the NRF. The NRF therefore has pleasure in announcing the opening of the NRF One Call for Proposals.

Research/Job Area- All available research area

Location- Rhodes University, South Africa

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Eligibility/Qualification–

The Fellowships are intended to foster existing research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. Ideally, a Fellow’s proposed work will closely complement existing programs in the host department.

  • Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a doctoral degree, awarded within the last five years, preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University and recognized as appropriate to the discipline for which the Fellowship is sought. Successful candidates must be of exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality and corpus of publications or other recognized forms of achievement relevant to the Fellow’s discipline. The Fellowship will be awarded strictly on merit.
  • An applicant who has not completed his/her Ph.D. at the time the Fellowship is offered must have submitted the Ph.D. thesis by the end of 2020. In these circumstances, the Research Office will require written assurance from the applicant’s supervisor that there is a reasonable expectation that the doctoral degree will be awarded.
  • Applications should be made through Heads of Departments or Directors of Research Institutes.

Job/Position Description- 

The University Council has established several Rhodes University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships across all faculties which may be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Each Fellowship is a package of R180 000 per annum with an additional allocation of a maximum of R20 000 to be used to support the presentation of papers at formal conferences. The Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with any supplementary funding.

The University expects that all publications, creative works and other academic products of the Fellowship will bear appropriate acknowledgement with full affiliation to Rhodes University. The University reserves the right to co-ownership of inventions and/or patents directly emanating from research conducted under the sponsorship of the Fellowship.

How to Apply-

Applications for the Fellowships should be made through the potential host department and then directed to the Research Office (research-admin@ru.ac.za).

The determination of awards will be made by a committee comprising the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Development (Chair), the Director: Research Office and Faculty Deans.

The committee is not bound to award any or all of the Fellowships in any one year.

Last Date for Apply– 31 July 2021

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