Rhodes University invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship for South African citizens 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 programmes in the host department. Rhodes University is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is one of four universities in the province.
Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral progarmme.
Study Subject: The University Council has established several Rhodes University Postdoctoral Fellowships across all faculties which may be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Worth of Award
Each Fellowship is a package of R160 000 per annum with an additional allocation of a maximum of R10 000 to be used at the discretion of the Head of Department and the Fellow.
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 PhD at the time the Fellowship is offered must have submitted the PhD thesis by the end of 2016. 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.
Nationality: Applicants from South Africa can apply for this postdoctoral 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-at-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.
Supporting Material: Please attach copies of relevant documents to show that applicant have already been provisionally accepted by their host as a Postdoctoral Fellow. A letter of provisional acceptance from Host on departmental letterhead is sufficient.
-Publications: Please supply a publication list in the space provided below. Full references (i.e. authors, title, year, name of journal/publisher, volume and page numbers) must be given. Conference proceedings, technical reports, patents etc, should also be reported. An additional page may be used.
-Referees: Please provide the names (ie title, initials, and surname), full postal as well as telephone and e-mail addresses of three academic referees.
Deadline: Applications for the 2017 Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships close on 31 July 2016.
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