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About Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at UJ is a prestigious one and affords its postdoctoral research fellows the opportunity to significantly enhance not only their education, but also provide to further their careers as academic researchers.

Our post-doctoral research fellows are productive and valuable members of UJ. They make a substantial contribution towards meeting research output and capacity development goals, both at national and international level. International postdocs enhance the internationalisation of UJ and have the potential to strengthen international research collaboration networks.

Post-doctoral fellows will be contributing to 4IR knowledge and these contributions can be from many disciplines, ranging through the humanities, law, business and economics, education, health sciences, sciences and engineering and the built environment.

The Postgraduate School (PGS) provides support to the University of Johannesburg’s PDRF students. This is done through the Postgraduate Funding Management (PFM) area. PFM is responsible for communicating the various postgraduate funding options made available at UJ for PDRF level of research.

PDRF Funding

Please note that all funding opportunities advertised below are prefixed with the closing date for applications/submissions. Please read the relevant opportunity for more details:

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities brochure click here

Call for Applications: NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce the call for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications for 2024.

Applications must reach the University of Johannesburg by the NRF cut-off date, 05 May 2023.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Connect website at:

Register with your ORCID credentials. Should you not have any, please register on ORCID to gain access.

Remember to ‘Sync’ your CV with the NRF Online Submission CV, should you have one first.

Click here to view the NRF Application and Funding PDF Document
Click here to view the NRF Funding Work frame PDF Document

Applicant Cut-off Date: 05 May 2023

Institutional Contact Person

Mr. Thabiso Masango                                                                     Mr. Boitumelo Mokoena

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