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CIDRI-Africa Postdoctoral Fellowships in Infectious Diseases 2020 at University of Cape Town, South Africa


CIDRI-Africa is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases.

Application Deadline: 31st March 2020.

To be taken at (country): University of Cape Town, South Africa

Type: Postdoctoral


  • Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree
  • Applicants should be within 5 years of PhD graduation and should not have held prior permanent professional academic positions
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year. Renewal for one further year will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress
  • The value of the fellowship is R350 000 per annum (fellowship stipend plus consumables/travel). Split between stipend and running costs to be discussed with supervisor.
  • Successful candidates will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector
  • Applications will be considered on merit and the University of Cape Town’s policies on transformation and equity will be strongly adhered to

Selection Criteria: 

  • Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives.
  • Strong emphasis will be placed on the merit of the applicant and the quality of the research proposal.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: The value of the scholarship is ZAR350,000 (fellowship including running costs) per annum

Duration of Programme: 2 years.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a research proposal developed with a Principal or Contributing Investigator of CIDRI-Africa as their supervisor (please consult linked pages to identify a potential supervisor). Successful candidates will be registered in the academic departments of the supervisors.

Download the advert and application form.

Enquiries and completed applications to: Kathryn Wood

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