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Postdoctoral fellowship funding

Postdoctoral fellowship funding applications re-opened until 10 February 2019

Postdoctoral fellows at CPUT are exceptionally well supported by a wide range of fellowships funded by external organisations and by the University.

CPUT invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in these areas

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences (13 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences (10 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Education (6 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Engineering (12 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences (2 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Faculty of Informatics and Design (6 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Centre for Sustainable Oceans (1 Postdoctoral fellowships)
  • Institute for Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology (3 Postdoctoral fellowships)

More details of expertise required for each faculty: More Info

CPUT Postdoctoral Fellowships with a stipend ranging between R250 000 to R300000.00 p.a. will be paid for a period of 1 year; renewable based on performance.

Application requirements:

  1. South African Citizen/Permanent South African residency
  2. Relevant PhD qualification
  3. A suitable publication track record
  4. Experience in supervising postgraduate students successfully
  5. Experience in undertaking funded research projects
  6. Experience in any of the fields will be advantageous

Core functions:

  • Conduct research
  • Supervise postgraduate students at the Masters and Doctoral level
  • Produce research outputs that will lead to DHET subsidy

The fellowship is tenable for one year and renewal for one further year is negotiable but not guaranteed.

Successful applicants will be required to comply with CPUT policies and procedures.

Application deadlines: 10 February 2019

Please email Phaphama Mhlekwa at for any queries.


Current fellowship opportunities


Closing date
CPUT Postdoctoral Fellowship (Online application for POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS will open 15 December 2018.) 
 10 February 2019 

For More Info

Online Application

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019
 11 May 2018


Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship In Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences
15 May 2018


South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR)Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

 17 June 2017

NRF Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2018