2018/2019 AIFMRM PhD Student Fellowships at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (R320 000 per annum)


AIFMRM invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The application deadline is 31 May 2018 and appointments are for 1 July 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The tenure of the fellowship is one year; with the possibility of a further year’s extension

being conditional on evidence of satisfactory academic progress.

Successful applicants will work closely with members of the Institute in the areas of Computational and Mathematical Finance. The value of the fellowship is R320 000 p.a. which includes a research travel allowance. The successful Fellow(s) will be obliged to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for Postdoctoral Research Fellows.


  • Applicants must have received (or have submitted for examination) a PhD in Financial Mathematics or Quantitative Finance within the past three years, and have demonstrated the potential for excellent research. Applicants must not have held a full-time professional or academic post.

Application Procedure and Selection

To apply, please send:

• A letter of application, including areas of expertise, research interests, and experience

• A complete CV, including the names and contact details of at least two referees

• Copies of academic transcripts to Lameez Fakier (lameez.fakier@uct.ac.za), African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa. For further questions and inquiries please contact admin staff at aifmrm@uct.ac.za.

Application Deadline: May 31st 2018