Description Research Field Closing date Contact
NRF Fellowship-Holders Travel Grant Call 2023 NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships Internal Closing Dates:
  • 19 April 2023 travelling between May – July 2023 
  • 20 June 2023 travelling between August - October 2023
  • 16 September 2023 travelling between November – December 2023 (final year grants) & November – April 2024(continuing grants)
Enquiries to:
Mr Emile van Wyk
+27 (0)21 650 5065

Postdoctoral Conference Travel Grants 2023
Virtual Conference Participation - Closing date: at least two months prior to the conference date.


In-person Conference Participation - There are four windows during which applications may be submitted, between: 
18 January  - 09 March 2023;
10 March 2023 - 08 June 2023;

09 June 2023 - 08 September 2023
and 11 September 2023 - 06 December 2023.

All faculties

Virtual conference participation: at least two months prior to the conference date.



In-person Conference Participation: 
09 March 2023;
08 June 2023;
08 September 2023 and 
06 December 2023

Enquiries and application submission to:
Mr Emile van Wyk
+27 (0)21 650 5065
2024 URC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship All faculties 15 September 2023 Enquiries and application submission to:
Mr Emile van Wyk
+27 (0)21 650 5065
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) PhD in Economics (or related field) in the field of Industrial Policy, International Trade, Green Industrialisation, Climate Policy, or a related field 18 September 2023 Website:
To apply, please e-mail the documents in a single pdf file clearly indicating “PRISM Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line to
Ashy Kiego
SDG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Focussing On Transdisciplinarity And Engaged Scholarship

Applications need to be written such that they are aligned with the Transdisciplinarity and Engaged Scholarship thematic track.

One of seven “SDG fellowships”. This cohort of postdoctoral fellowships centre on research towards the SDGs and Agenda 2063 which, together, form a core focus for the research portfolio aligned with UCT’s Vision 2030. 21 September 2023

Explore the seven thematic tracks

Please use the following format in the subject line: YOURNAME, SDG TD Postdoc 2023.

Any queries can be sent to Wilna Venter (

Starting in October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

School of Management Studies
We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship positions in the School of Management Studies to work on a project to build knowledge on low-income households in SA. The purpose of this work will be to inform practitioners, policy makers and the management community on household consumption, financial inclusion and sustainable energy consumption. 30 September 2023

Enquiries should be forwarded to James Lappeman (

•Completed applications should be sent to departmental manager, Mr Zaeem Najaar in a single file to

Selection: Eligible applicants will be considered by a sub-committee convened by the PI

Smuts Memorial Botanical Postdoctoral Fellowship: 2024 Undertake study and research in systematic botany and geographical distribution of South African flora 30 September 2023 Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to the Head of Department, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town ( and copied to
2024 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World PhD in a scientific discipline relating to to the area of water, sanitation and hygiene. 8 October 2023 Application guidelines and a sample application form can be found here

Applications must be made online
Postdoctoral Fellowship In Behavioural Finance & Financial Planning College of Accounting in the Faculty of Commerce in behavioural finance and financial planning Once post has been filled Enquiries and application submission to:
to Michaela Madurai
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Heterogeneous Catalysis Chemical Engineering Once post has been filled

Enquiries and application submission to:
Prof Michael Claeys

24 Month Postdoctoral Fellowship - Experimental Tuberculosis Research Group
Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology
Division of Immunology, Department of Pathology Once post has been filled Enquiries and application submission to:
Prof Muazzam Jacobs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Observations and Modelling of Polar Aerosols at (MARIS) Marine and Antarctic Research Centre for Innovation and Sustainability Oceanography Once post has been filled Enquiries and application submission to:
Dr. Katye Altieri

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the High Energy Physics, Cosmology & Astrophysics Theory (HEPCAT)


Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Once post has been filled

Queries to be sent to

Interested candidate to information required to

Wellcome Trust - Humanities and Social Sciences funding schemes Humanities and Social Sciences Specific to various applications Wellcome Trust
Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES) for postdoctoral researchers All faculties See notice HERMES
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The World Academy of Science Fellowships (TWAS) See notice See notice TWAS and partner contact
Off-campus student accommodation services (OCSAS) See notice See notice OCSAS
+27 (0)21 650 4934
Postdoctoral research and scholarships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) See notice See notice Postdoc team: