These innovation postdoctoral fellowships are offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and are awarded in all fields of science, engineering and technology within the priority research areas for South Africa. The funding is obtainable for three years which wraps up local travel grant, international travel grant, non-taxable stipend, contribution towards research costs, institutional contribution. South African citizens and permanent residents non-South African citizens based at public research institutions in South Africa can apply for this postdoctoral fellowship and it is to be taken at South Africa.
- About the eligibility:-
The following eligibility criteria listed below applies:
-Fellowships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents for full-time research at publicly funded research institutions in South Africa. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to non-South African citizens based at public research institutions in South Africa.
-Exceptional doctoral graduates who recently received their doctoral degrees within the last five years and who wish to undertake research are encouraged to apply.
-Applicants intending to take up the innovation postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution where s (he) undertook her/his doctoral research training will only be considered for the award if a convincing motivation for pursuing a career path in the chosen research environment is provided. Special consideration will be given to applicants where the individual’s research training, outputs and career progression may be enhanced by continuing with postdoctoral research at the same institution or under the same mentor. In such instances the applicant must provide a detailed motivation describing the benefits to the applicant.
-Full- time employees of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) are not eligible to apply.
-All NRF fellowship awards should be held as primary funding towards the research study. Fellowships may not be held simultaneously with a fellowship from any other government or NRF source or NRF administered source.
-Fellowship-holders are allowed to hold non- binding supplementary grants or emoluments to the institutional capped value for the level of study.
-Fellowship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.
-Fellowship-holders will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstrations duties per week, on average, during the year of study and may be remunerated for these duties at a rate not exceeding the normal institution tariff for services rendered.
- About the nationality:-
Fellowships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents. A limited number of fellowships will be awarded to non-South African citizens based at public research institutions in South Africa.
- About the awards:-
- Successful applicants will receive funding for a period of three years.
-R 220 000 p.a. (non-taxable stipend) -R 50 000 p.a (contribution towards research costs) -R 15 000 p.a (institutional contribution) Beneficiaries are eligible for a local travel grant to a maximum of R 25 000 and an international travel grant to a maximum of R 45 000, which can be used during the course of the funding period for conferences, workshop attendance or visits to a laboratory/collaborator.
- Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicants’ academic achievements, outputs and research potential. Research outputs weigh heavily in the assessment of the application and applicants are encouraged to ensure a full list of their publications, conference presentations and activities are included when they complete the CV details of the application.
- About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
- The mode of applying is online.
- The closing date for submitting applications is 16 September 2013.