The Trustees of the Harry Crossley Foundation are offering Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Fellowships are available for early career researchers to support a full-time focus on clinical and translational research at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Health Sciences’ vision is to be a centre of excellence in health sciences that is locally relevant and globally competitive.

The University of Cape Town is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Academic Level: Fellowships are awarded for pursuing the research programme.

Available Courses: Fellowships are available for early career researchers to support a full-time focus on clinical and translational research at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Country of Study: South Africa

Value of Scholarship Award: These fellowships will cover the followings:

  • Harry Crossley Clinical Research Fellowships: Value: up to R150, 000 per award (up to one year of support).
  • Harry Crossley Postdoctoral Fellowships: Value: R200, 000 per award (one year of support).


Applicant Eligibility: The following conditions apply:

Harry Crossley Clinical Research Fellowships to support dedicated research time for early-career clinical, academic and research staff. The award will provide busy clinical researchers and health professionals attached to the Faculty of Health Sciences the time required to, for example, complete a PhD or deliver on an important research project. Ethics approval should be in place for the proposed research. In keeping with the Foundation’s philosophy of supporting researchers in the earlier stages of their career, applicants should be under 45 years of age; in cases where fellowships are intended to support PhD completion, a more flexible age ceiling may be applied.  Applicants should have an employment contract with UCT/PGWC that exceeds the duration of the award. Fellowships must be taken up by September 2017.

Harry Crossley Postdoctoral Fellowships to support talented young health sciences researchers who completed their PhD within the last 5 years. Applicants must be under 40 years of age, and must have submitted their PhD thesis by the application deadline. Applicants should not be registered for study towards any degree at the time of assuming the fellowship. Applications must be supported by a suitable research host in the Faculty of Health Sciences. There are no fringe benefits so that the successful candidate is responsible for his or her own medical aid and insurance arrangements. Tax-free status will be arranged with the South African Revenue Services. Preference will be given to clinical and translation research. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any formal fellowship from UCT or national funding bodies such as the NRF and the MRC. Fellowships must be taken up in the second half of 2017.

Nationality: Citizens of South Africa are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

South Africa Scholarships


How to Apply: Applications must be completed on the attached form and submitted electronically.

Application Form

Application Form


Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 4, 2017.

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