Brain-Behaviour Unit of the University of Cape Town in South Africa offers postdoctoral fellowship for South African applicants to pursue research in the areas of psychiatric neurogenetics, neuroimaging, or neuro-development.

he University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa’s oldest university and is one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. UCT’s success can be can be measured by the scope of study it offers and the calibre of its graduates.The fellowship is available to pursue a postdoctoral degree in the areas of psychiatric neurogenetics, neuroimaging, or neuro-development.
Worth of Award

  • The value of the fellowship is R200 000, but may vary according to training and professional background.
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • This fellowship is available only to individuals who have achieved the postdoctoral degree within the past 5 years.
  • Applicants may not previously have held full-time permanent professional or academic posts
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year. Applications for renewal for one further year will be considered.
  • The fellowship must be taken up as soon as possible.
  • There are no fringe benefits, thus, the successful candidate is responsible for his or her own medical aid and insurance arrangements. Tax-free status will be arranged with the South African Revenue Services.
  • The successful incumbent will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector.
  • South African applicants are eligible for this fellowship.

How to Apply
Applicants can apply via email.

  • A cover letter
  • Application form – attached below
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of academic transcripts
  • To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single PDF file to Ms Nadia Hoffman at

Deadline: The application deadline is July 31, 2017.
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