PDRFs are expected to be at UJ for a maximum period of three years. The contract is renewable on a yearly basis provided that there is a satisfactorily progress from the PDRF and availability of funds for the PDRF.
The renewal application form is completed by the PDRF and forwarded to the supervisor for comments and signature. The supervisor will forward the renewal application to the HoD and the Dean for signatures. After the Dean has signed the renewal application form, it is forwarded to the Postgraduate School for the coordination of monthly payments.