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PDRF Funding Opportunities

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 different 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:


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) 

Postdoctoral Fellowship 

This call for proposals offers fellowships to researchers holding a PhD wishing to undertake mobility either to or between EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries (European Postdoctoral Fellowships), or to a non-associated Third Country (Global Postdoctoral Fellowships) in order to undertake an original and personalised research and innovation project. The objective is to improve researchers' employability and career prospects within academia and beyond, with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity and intersectoral experience. Applications are made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector, which must be established in an EU Member State (MS) or Horizon Europe Associated Country (AC). All domains of research and innovation are eligible for funding, including those covered by the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). Applicants are therefore free to choose the field(s) of their proposed research in a fully bottom-up manner.

Submission date: 12 October 2021

Postdoctoral partnership opportunity with University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Please find here the research centres that are receiving applications in diverse fields:

Feel free to indicate the research centres that are most suitable to the candidates that are looking for a host research centre at the University of Coimbra according to their topic of research. Each candidate must then find a supervisor from the UC in their topic. After that, each research centre can support the candidates with information about the application procedure. Please, let us know if you need the contact of any research centre in case it is not easily findable in their webpage.

For more information on how to apply please contact Ms Ntombise Mangqase,

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