DST/NRF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Department of Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa is now accepting applications for the DST/NRF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. These Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to all nationalities but preference will be given to South African citizens and South African permanent residents, followed by African citizens and, finally, to other foreign nationals.

The tenure of the fellowship is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to satisfactory progress. The value of the fellowship for 2019 is R220, 000.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law, or a related field, awarded within the last five years or
  • Must provide proof that their Ph.D. examination process will be successfully completed by the time the fellowship is taken up, and no later than December 2018.
  • Postdoctoral fellowships are open to all nationalities.
  • provide evidence of strong scholarly performance (e.g. publications, participation in research projects, networks, conference presentations)
  • demonstrate a willingness and ability to be both a team player and a team leader, and conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment
  • demonstrate good organizational and management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Satisfy the relevant NRF criteria and comply with its rules and guidelines
  • Preference will be given to South African citizens and South African permanent residents, followed by African citizens and, finally, to other foreign nationals

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate in the fellowship, applicants must submit their complete application to SARChI-IP@uct.ac.za

Applications should include:

  • The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • The names and contact details of at least two academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant, who should also be requested to submit their confidential reports to SARChI-IP@uct.ac.za by the closing date
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • A specimen of the applicant’s writing, such as a journal article already published/accepted for publication or a chapter from the applicant’s doctoral thesis
  • A proposal of the coherent body of research to emanate from the fellowship, indicating the overarching research pursuit, and the work plan that will result in the required number of publications, with potential topics.
  • The Chair will consider only eligible and complete applications, submitted on or before 15 October 2018.

Benefits:

  • The tenure of the fellowship is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to satisfactory progress.
  • The value of the fellowship for 2019 is R220, 000.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on November 15, 2018.

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