[Taxacom] Postdoctoral Fellowship on Cape Plants

Terry Hedderson thedders at egs.uct.ac.za
Mon Nov 12 02:26:43 CST 2007

Please note the following advert and kindly pass it on to potentially  
interested/suitable individuals.

 From outside South Africa, the stipend might seem small.  However,  
it is tax free and actually constitutes a reasonable wage given  
living costs in South Africa.  The Smuts Fellowship has been very  
productive for most people who have held it over the years, with the  
most recent fellow getting his work into NATURE.

Please contact me for any further clarification that you might require.



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 Research, South African 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 cases.

Please complete the PDOC01 application Form.  This is available from  
the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office and electronically on  

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 should be to the Head of Department  of Botany;   
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 30 November 2007.   
Please note that late and/or incomplete applications will not be  

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.

Prof. T.A.  Hedderson
Dept. of Botany
University of Cape Town
thedders at egs.uct.ac.za

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