In 2009 there are 168 postdocs at UCT (2008: 179), with the largest groups in the Faculties of Science, 86 (2008: 95); Health Sciences, 56 (2008: 51); and Engineering & the Built Environment, 14 (2008: 20). The Faculty of Commerce has five postdocs and the Faculty of Humanities has seven. (Postdoctoral registrations are ongoing through the year and it is expected that more postdoctoral research fellows will register in the second semester.)
Some departments support large numbers of postdoctoral research fellows. For example, the DSR/NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis c*change, hosted by the Centre for Catalysis Research at the Department of Chemical Engineering, has seven postdoctoral fellows. The DST/NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, 'Birds as Keys to Biodiversity Conservation', has nine postdoctoral fellows.
In 2008 the value of postdoctoral research awards made was R20.6 million.
In the same year, awards were made to 67 black postdoctoral research fellows to a total of R8.15 million, and to 111 white postdoctoral research fellows to a value of R12.45 million.
This year 79 postdoctoral research fellows are women (2008: 82) and 89 are men (2008: 96).
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