[Taxacom] Smuts Postdoctoral Fellowship

Terry Hedderson thedders at egs.uct.ac.za
Tue Aug 8 00:43:31 CDT 2006



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for this 
prestigious Fellowship which commemorates General Smuts’ interest in 
South African Botany.

The object of the Fellowship is to enable a person who has exhibited 
proficiency in independent research to undertake study and research in 
systematic botany and geographical distribution of South African flora, 
these being the branches of Botany in which General Smuts was most 
keenly interested.  The possibility of work on other aspects of the 
South African flora is not excluded.

The fellowship is open to any person, South African or otherwise, who 
is capable of carrying out its objective and materially advancing the 
knowledge of the South African flora.  Possession of a PhD degree is a 
minimum requirement.

The work of the Fellow will be under the general supervision of the 
Director of the National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch, and the 
Head of Botany at the University of Cape Town.  The Fellow will also be 
offered the opportunity to participate in the teaching and supervision 
of senior students in Botany.

The Fellowship will be awarded for one year in the first instance and 
may be renewed for an additional year subject to satisfactory progress. 
  An extension for a third year will be considered only in exceptional 
All applicants are subject to the policies surrounding the Postgraduate 
and Postdoctoral sectors of the University of Cape Town.

Please complete the PDOC01 application Form.  This is available from 
the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office and electronically on  
www.pgfo.uct.ac.za Complete application packages must be submitted 
directly to the Postgraduate Funding Office.

Applications must include the following:
-The completed PDOC01 Application form including all required 
information and attachments.
-The applicant’s full curriculum vitae and list of publications.
-Three reports from referees, which must be submitted in sealed 
-Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates.

Applications must be submitted directly to the Postgraduate Funding 
Office, but applicants are urged to contact the appropriate Head of 
Department in the first instance if at all possible.  Information on 
faculty structure and academic departments may be found on the UCT 
website at http://www.uct.ac.za

All applicants are subject to the policies surrounding the postdoctoral 
sector at the University of Cape Town.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2006.  Please 
note that late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to make no awards at 
all; to cancel the award if the conditions are not met, and to effect 
changes to the conditions of award.
Further information is obtainable from: Ms Sandra Dewberry, 
Postgraduate Funding Office, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, 
Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.  Email: sdewbery at its.uct.ac.za   
Telephone number +27 21 6505075  Fax Number +27 21 6504352

Professor T.A. Hedderson
Keeper, Bolus Herbarium
Department of Botany
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
7701, Rondebosch
South Africa
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