UCT Postgraduate Research Grant Opportunity 2024

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2024 Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cape Town is now open.

The University of Cape Town’s Neuroscience Institute, located within the renowned Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, invites applications for a Masters or PhD research project in the Division of Neurosurgery. This initiative is a unique opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research on acute brain injuries.

UCT Postgraduate Research Grant Eligibility

Academic Background:

  • Fields of Study: Candidates from mathematics, physics, engineering, or computational science backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Nationality: Open to South African citizens or international applicants with a valid student visa for South Africa.

Experience and Skills:

  • Applicants should possess a strong foundation in their field of study and express a keen interest in translational projects.

Application Procedure

Interested individuals should:

  1. Prepare application documents:
    • A letter detailing expertise and research interests
    • A comprehensive CV
    • Academic transcripts.
    • Contact information for two referees
  2. Submit Application:
  3. Selection Process:
    • A committee within the Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit will review all eligible and completed applications.

Note: Applications must include all requested documents and information to be considered.


Application Dates

  • Immediate Start: The position is open for an immediate start date.
  • Latest Start Date: January 2024 is the final date to commence the research project.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will need to register for full-time study and adhere to the university’s postgraduate policies and practises. While scholarships and full-time employment cannot be held concurrently, part-time employment is permissible within specified limits.

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Note: Applications must include all requested documents and information to be considered.

Value & tenure
  • Funding is available following UCT’s prescribed limits, is intended solely for full-time study, and carries no fringe benefits.

Contact Details:

  • All inquiries and submissions should be directed to Dr. Jill Combrinck at the provided email address.

The University of Cape Town maintains the right to invalidate any application that does not meet the requirements and can alter the award conditions or offer no award if necessary.

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