Open Call PDRF 2024 A5 Nov 2023 jc 1The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge, and striving towards global excellence and stature (GES). UJ Law Faculty is pleased to offer funded postdoctoral fellowships for the 2023/2024 period.

UJ Law Faculty is actively seeking dynamic candidates who are enthusiastic about research associated with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) as well as advancing the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Download Research Fellows (2024)


The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis, considering the candidate’s academic achievements, potential as an independent researcher and the
extent to which s/he meets the requirements of the call.


  • A recently obtained doctoral degree (e.g. PhD or LLD)
  • Comprehensive CV along with one or more reference letters.
  • A proposal outlining a research plan
  • Proven ability to write and publish papers in accredited peer-reviewed journals
  • Academic transcripts
  • Must not be in full time employment at the time of taking up the fellowship and for the
    duration of the fellowship
  • If you are an international fellow, a copy of your visa or residence permit

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in grant writing while proactively seeking external funding opportunities
  • Supervision of postgraduate students
  • Contribute to teaching when required
  • Contribute to other related research and capacity-building projects
  • Compliance with the University of Johannesburg’s policies, regulations, and protocols

Fellowships are typically awarded for a period of up to three (3) years subject to the availability of funds. The application deadline is 15 January at 5 PM. Please submit your complete application to Katlego Moitse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Prof Juanitta Calitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..