Call to Support Post-doctoral Research Fellowships at UKZN

Closing date:

HEARD/UKZN is looking to host up to four post-doctoral research fellows based on their successfully application to NRF.  Applicants need to submit a research proposal and we will support selected applicant's submission to NRF based on quality of proposal and work in areas that correspond with our organisational strategy 


  • The UKZN Post-Doc is a one year contract (renewable for a second subject to performance and funding), funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and managed by UKZN
  • The Post-doc is NOT limited to South Africans
  • If successful the Post-doc would be hosted by at HEARD and will be based in Durban, South Africa

Important documents

Requirements for undertaking a UKZN Post-doc with HEARD:

  • Have completed a PhD, within the last five years, in a related field
  • Preference will be given to female candidates from southern and eastern Africa.

To apply please send:

  • 1 page covering letter of motivation
  • Applicants CV with two references
  • 4-5 page concept note on provisional research area and topic you would want to undertake that relates to the HEARD organisational strategy
  • Please submit to Dr Kaymarlin Govender, by 1 October 2015.

Please note:

  • Initial selection by HEARD does not automatically guarantee acceptance for the Post-doc.  Selected applicants will be provided with letter of support from HEARD indicating that they will be prepared to host the person should they be successfully in NRF application  
  • Applications would have to be prepared, finalized and submitted by candidate.
  • While the Post-Doc will be hosted by HEARD, the person will be registered with the College of Law and Management Studies, UKZN.