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Restricted call for proposals: COVID-19 research
CIDRI-Africa Principal and Contributing Investigators are invited to submit applications for research into severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The purpose of this funding scheme is to provide catalytic, short-term (typically 3-6 month) support for high-quality COVID-19 research projects. The expectation is that awardees will use these rapid, pump-priming funds to commence a research programme and will apply for external funding to progress this further. Projects may be on any aspect of health and biomedical sciences research into COVID-19. Priority will be given to research that demonstrates niche for the African and/or South African context—continental and local relevance will be factored heavily in selection.
CIDRI-Africa is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases.
Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives.
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.
The following conditions apply:
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.
This call for applications closed on 31 March 2020.