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Postdoctoral fellowship funding

Postdoctoral fellowship funding applications will be re-opened on 18 November and close on 9 December 2019

Postdoctoral fellows at CPUT are exceptionally well supported by a wide range of fellowships funded by external organisations and by the University.

CPUT invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in these areas

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences (26 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences (3 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Education (1 Postdoctoral fellowship)
  • Faculty of Engineering (2 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences (1 Postdoctoral fellowship)
  • Faculty of Informatics and Design (2 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Institute for Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology (14 Postdoctoral fellowships)

More details of expertise required for each faculty: More Info

CPUT Postdoctoral Fellowships with a stipend ranging between R250 000 to R300000.00 p.a. will be paid for a period of 1 year; renewable based on performance.

Application requirements:

  1. South African Citizen/Permanent South African residency
  2. Relevant PhD qualification
  3. A suitable publication track record
  4. Experience in supervising postgraduate students successfully
  5. Experience in undertaking funded research projects
  6. Experience in any of the fields will be advantageous

Core functions:

  • Conduct research
  • Supervise postgraduate students at the Masters and Doctoral level
  • Produce research outputs that will lead to DHET subsidy

The fellowship is tenable for one year and renewal for one further year is negotiable but not guaranteed.

Successful applicants will be required to comply with CPUT policies and procedures.

Application deadlines: 9 December 2019.

Please apply here.

Please email Phaphama Mhlekwa at for any queries.

Current fellowship opportunities

Closing date
CPUT Postdoctoral Fellowship (Online application for POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS will open 15 November 2019.)
9 December 2019

For More Info

Online Application link

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019
11 May 2018


Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship In Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences
15 May 2018


South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR)Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

17 June 2017

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