(Please note: This form is not for registration, but is used for admission purposes only.)

This application must include the following items:

ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE EMAILED TO: grantsadministrator@dut.ac.za

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official certified academic transcripts of all degrees acquired (Please attach English translations if the documents are not in English) and the corresponding certified copies of the degree certificates.
  • Copy of the identification page(s) of your passport (International PDFs) or identity document.
  • References (Minimum of two).



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  1. Leave: Post-Doctoral Fellows are not officially 'employed' by the University but they are entitled to annual leave equivalent to a starting-level contract academic - 30 working days per year.
    • Maternity leave of 3 months is applicable provided that the period of leave is added onto the tenure and is negotiated with the supervisor.
    • Paternity leave to be negotiated with the supervisor provided that the period of leave is added onto the tenure.
  2. Code of Conduct: In the case of a grievance, negotiations will take place among the PDF, Host and Director of Research and Postgraduate Support.
  3. Grievances: Grievances may be brought to the attention of the Director of Research and Postgraduate Support, who will arrange for mediation where necessary.
  4. Intellectual Property: IP resides with the Durban University of Technology.
  5. Collaborations: Within a group there a no rules prohibiting a PDF from collaborations as long as the group leader is informed.
  6. Contract Termination: Should either the Host or PDF want to terminate the contract a 30 day request notice is applicable.
  7. Stipend: Post-Doctoral Fellows receive a stipend as determined by DUT. This will be paid in monthly installments on an annual basis.
  8. Publications: A minimum of 2 units of publications will be required from PDFs per annum (1 unit to be submitted within the first half of the contract). The contract is a 1 year renewal for 2 years, based on progress.
  9. Accommodation: A PDF is free to apply for accommodation at DUT or externally.
  10. Extension of tenure: Since the tenure for the PDF is 2 years, this will entitle funding for that period only. A strong recommendation has to be made by the Host to the Research Directorate in cases where an extension beyond the 2 years is required. This recommendation has to indicate progress of the PDF and has to be well motivated for by the Host.
  11. Certificate: A PDF will be provided with a certificate at the end of his/her tenure.
  12. International Education and Partnerships (IEP): The IEP directorate will assist foreign PDFs with logistical requirements which include immigration requirements.