Next Generation Palaeoscience Postdoctoral Fellowship

Develop yourself as a leader

Develop yourself as a leader in your field by building on your research projects and sharing your fascinating findings with the scientific community and the public.

Support

The Next Generation Palaeoscience (NGP) Postdoctoral Fellowship is R350 000 per year for two consecutive years.  GENUS supports the NGP Postdoctoral Fellowship through the DSI-NRF Centres of Excellence in Palaeosciences Funding Platform.

Important Dates

Open Call for Applications:  01 August                              Closing Date: 30 September

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a Next Generation Palaeoscience (NGP) Postdoctoral Fellowship?

The NGP Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to all. Our funding allocations firmly adhere to the requirements outlined by the DSI-NRF Funding Framework: 95% of our fellowships will be given to South African citizens/permanent residents and 5% to countries outside South Africa. The Postdoctoral Fellow must work in any Palaeoscience discipline based at one of the GENUS academic or museum partner institutions (see FAQs under Prepare Your Application). The applicant should be in the completion stage or have a PhD in one of the Palaeosciences disciplines.

Is there an age limit when applying for an NGP Postdoctoral Fellowship?

The cut-off age for a Postdoctoral Fellowship is 35. In the event of extraneous circumstances, a motivation letter will be required.

I won’t have my PhD until after the grant deadline. Can I still apply?

You can apply if you are in the final stages of your doctoral degree. The funds will are released after we have a certified copy of your PhD certificate.

How much is the NGP Postdoctoral Fellowship?

The funding limit for a single proposal submitted by an applicant is R350 000 for two years. GENUS supports the NGP Postdoctoral Fellowship through the DSI-NRF Centres of Excellence in Palaeosciences Funding Platform.