Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Form

At present and for the time being, due to the large funding requirements for Research Grants and Bursaries, no applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Travel Grants will be considered and therefore should not be submitted for 2018.

Closing date: 28 February, 15 September

Applications are invited for post-doctoral medical studies in virology to be conducted in South Africa. The Fellowship will be awarded for a one-year period (renewable), on a competitive basis, to South Africans or individuals with permanent resident status, as salary for high-level research work in a suitable department, unit or institute of an already identified South African host institution.

Applications may be submitted as nominations by institutions or directly by individuals, and must provide full details of preceding doctoral work and publications; a description of the rationale and methodology of the proposed project (including certified evidence of operational funding, facilities and equipment that will be available outside of the Fellowship award); and the names of at least three contactable referees.

The emphasis in the selection is on the excellence of the academic track record; evidence of unusual creativity and ingenuity in addressing scientific problems; both the novelty AND the feasibility of the proposed approach; and the quality, adequacy and appropriateness of the host environment.

Applicants must be in possession of either a PhD or MBBCh or BVSc or equivalent doctoral level degree (or written proof from the University that all conditions have been satisfied for the award of the degree at the next graduation ceremony).

The value of the Fellowship will be *R180,000 if conditions are met, no income tax is payable.
Applications are sent out to a panel of reviewers who have a track record of specific expertise in the field of the application and their reviews are reported to the Scientific Advisory Panel which meets three times a year. The recommendations of the panel are then conveyed to the Board of Trustees by the Chair of the Panel and funds are then disbursed to successful grant applicants through their respective universities or institutions.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Application Form