Rhodes University External funding

By | January 22, 2017

Rhodes University External funding

‌Information regarding external scholarship & bursary applications:

There are various formats required by each external donor when applying for funding. Please read their requirements carefully in the information supplied. This will ensure that the application submitted meets with their requirements so as to not jeopardise your chances of success. Below are recent opportunities advertised.

SASOL Agriculture Trust

Students are invited to apply for bursaries from the SASOL Agriculture Trust to further their postgraduate studies in an agricultural or related field of study.

SASOL Bursary Application Form

SASOL Bursary Invitation

SASOL Bursary Policy Conditions 

The salient conditions in respect of these bursaries are as follows:

  • Students must be South African citizens.
  • Students must study fulltime at an acceptable university.
  • Bursaries will only be awarded for postgraduate studies.
  • Fields of study must be relevant to the South African agricultural industry and must conform to the objectives of the Trust.
  • Topics for student theses must be approved by the Trustees of the Trust.
  • A curriculum vitae, full past study particulars, a short summary of his/her intended thesis and an ID copy of each applicant are required.
  • A nominated mentor for the study programme, together with the university where the studies are to be undertaken, have to be approved by the Trustees of the Trust.
  • Students will be expected to work in the South African agricultural industry for a period equal to the period for which a bursary is awarded.
  • Annual bursary amounts will be determined by the Trust each year.

The closing date for bursary applications is 31 January of every year.

For full details and copies of the bursary application documents, please contact Audra du Plessis at L&L Agricultural Services, Administrators to the SASOL Agriculture Trust, on the above contact details.

Sorghum Trust Bursary Scheme

Students are invited to apply for bursaries to further their studies.

ST Bursary Application Form

ST Bursary Invite 2017

ST Bursary Policy

The most important conditions of bursaries granted by the Sorghum Trust are as follows:

  • Students must be South African citizens and studying fulltime.
  • Bursaries are only considered for Masters and Doctoral studies.
  • The field of study must be relevant to the South African sorghum industry.
  • The topic for the thesis has to be approved by the Sorghum Trust.
  • The Trust requires a curriculum vitae, full past study particulars, a short summary of the intended thesis and a copy of the ID of every applicant.
  • A mentor for the study programme has to be nominated and will be considered by the Trust, together with the university where the student intends to enrol.
  • Students will be expected to work in the South African agricultural industry for a period equal to the period for which a bursary was received.
  • The total bursary amount is R83 034 per year for two years for MSc studies and R100 506 per year for three years for PhD studies.

The closing date for bursary application submissions is 31 January of every year.

The Trustees have sole discretion as far as the award of bursaries are concerned and will consider each applicant within their own discretionary criteria.

For full details of the bursary agreement, contact Audra du Plessis at L&L Agricultural Services, the Administrators of the Sorghum Trust, on the above contact details.

The Maize Trust

Students are invited to apply for bursaries to further their studies from the Maize Trust.

MT Bursary Scheme Invitation 2017

MT Bursary Scheme Application Form

MT Bursary Scheme Policy Procedure

MT Bursary Scheme Study Fields‌ 

The most important conditions of the bursaries are as follows:

  • Students must be South African citizens and busy with fulltime study.
  • The bursaries are only for Masters and Doctoral studies.
  • The field of study must be relevant to the South African maize industry.
  • The topic for the thesis must be approved by the Maize Trust.
  • The Trust requires a curriculum vitae, the full past study particulars, a short summary of the intended thesis and a copy of the ID of every applicant.
  • A mentor for the study programme must be nominated and, together with the university where the study will be undertaken, must be approved by the Maize Trust.
  • Students will be expected to work in the South African maize industry for a period that is the same length as the period for which a bursary was awarded.
  • The total bursary amount is R83 034 per year for two years for MSc students and R100 506 per year for three years for PhD students.

Closing date for bursary application submissions is 31 January of every year.For full details of the bursary agreement, please contact Audra du Plessis at L&L Agricultural Services, the Administrators of the Maize Trust, on the above contact details.

Kwantu Private Game Reserve:  Nyathi research scholarship programme

Nyathi, which means buffalo in isiXhosa, is a bursary programme sponsored by the Eastern Cape-based Jeeva Foundation to advance scientific knowledge in disease risk management of the African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer).

Founded in 1992 by Yusuf Jeeva, the Jeeva Foundation is committed to meaningful research, education and rehabilitation programmes advancing conservation, but also sustainable and long-lasting empowerment initiatives to advance individuals and communities from less privileged walks of life through charity and development work in Uitenhage, Grahamstown and the greater Nelson Mandela Bay Metro area.

“The scientific study of buffalos remains an interesting, exciting and often unappreciated wildlife veterinary research focus area, especially with regard to the impact it can have on commercial livestock farming and dairy production,” said Shakir Jeeva, Kwantu Private Game Reserve CEO.

Jeeva said while African buffalo population remains in a conservation safe zone with acceptable numbers, and nearly three quarters of animals in protected areas in Southern Africa, the need for research is urgent to “close the back-door on the future risks as a result of inter-species spread of infectious diseases.”

“While the trading in and movement of buffalos constitute an important aspect of eco-tourism and are important for African game industries, these issues should be approached with caution, responsibility and respect in relation to agriculture and food security,” Jeeva said.

Buffalo play a major role in the maintenance and transmission of hand, foot and mouth disease, Corridor disease, bovine tuberculosis, and bovine brucellosis (BR), as a large percentage of the animals in Southern Africa are permanently infected with these diseases.

Researchers at the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases and the Directorate of Veterinary Services recently released a study in which they found that the buffalo populations that harbour these diseases were transmitting them to cattle livestock.

This meant that trade and transfrontier conservation projects – which are both complex and costly – were therefore needed. On top of this, more reliable diagnostic tools to monitor infectious diseases in buffalo populations were also needed.

“The transmission and outbreak can have deleterious consequences for the industry and cattle farmers involved in the production of red meat and dairy,” Jeeva said.

He noted the issue remains especially problematic in the Eastern Cape, which he said was “a region deeply reliant on food production on the agricultural front but also wildlife trade and conservation from an eco-tourism perspective”.

Kwantu is now accepting applications for its Nyathi research scholarship programme.

The scholarship will provide both financial and non-financial support to academically-deserving students pursuing veterinary research on a post-graduate research level at accredited academic institutions in South Africa.

Students will be able to work alongside Kwantu Private Game Reserve’s veterinary research team to pursue original research on buffalos.

“Those seeking to make original research contributions in biodiversity management, zoology, game management or veterinary sciences should apply,” said Jeeva.

He said the reserve is also keen to partner and collaborate with research institutions and animal health organisations in the country.

“We are looking for highly qualified and dedicated students that are committed to academic excellence to work with our in-house veterinary staff and researchers, and the reserve’s conservation specialists,” he said.

Original and concise research proposals from master students can be directed to the Jeeva Foundation.

For the complete application procedure, contact media@kwantu.co.za.

NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce skills Development Fund Honours and BTech call for 2017

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

FISS Honours and B Tech Application Guide 2017

Implementation Framework Hons B Tech Block Grant 2017

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce an application process for Honours’ and Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) bursaries in 2017 in the following funding categories: NRF Free-standing; Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund

Historically, students requesting NRF bursaries for Honours’ and final year B Tech studies applied directly to the university where he/she intended to pursue studies. In order to comply with good corporate governance, the NRF is implementing a standardised application form and process for all Honours and final year B Tech students to submit an application on the NRF Online Submission system. Institutions will use a standard score card provided by the NRF to evaluate eligible applications, before selecting and nominating students to take up the allocated bursaries. Awards will continue to be made to institutions through a block grant allocation based on budget availability.

For more details, applicants must read the NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund (SSDF) Honours bursaries Framework Document which highlights the eligibility criteria and requirements for the bursaries.

Application and Nomination Process:

  • The Designated Authority (DA) closing date for processing applications is 14 February 2017.  The DA will process all eligible applications for consideration under the selection process.
  • Institutions will recommend students for a bursary award on the NRF Online Submission System, based on the Block Grant allocation to each institution and set equity targets.  This process will take place from 20 February 2017 to 24 March 2017.
  • Recommended students must be approved by the NRF.
  • DAs must upload and submit to the NRF, the signed Conditions of Grant (CoGs) and proof of registration (PoR) documents for all approved students, no later than 28 April 2017.
  • Unspent or unclaimed institutional funds under this allocation will automatically be cancelled by 30 June 2017.

John Davidson Education Trust

Application for Trust Bursary 2017

The closing date for applications will be on 31 December 2016. The attached date of the 15 January is our deadline to the donor.  The John Davidson Educational Trust (the Trust) will advise the University of the outcome of these awards in February 2017.

2017 John Davidson Bursary Application Form

Eligibilty

The John Davidson Educational Trust will fund Postgraduate students in the Engineering, Commerce and Management fields (Diploma, Honours, Masters or PhD).

To be eligible students must show academic suitability and financial need.

Please mark sections clearly for example Curriculum Vitae 2.1, Essay 1: Motivation 2.2.1 etc.

Incomplete applications will not be passed on to the Trust. 

Please email the attached application together will all the required attachments to pgfunding@ru.ac.za on or before the closing date 31 December 2016.

Canon Collins invites applications for Thekgo Bursaries

These bursaries are for registration fees for courses at postgraduate and undergraduate level in the following disciplines:

  • Languages and Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Education
  • Arts (Digital Arts, Drama/Performance Studies, Visual Arts/Fine Arts, History of Art, Film and Television Studies, Music)

In 2017 these bursaries will only be awarded to students studying at public universities in the Eastern Cape; Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rhodes University and Walter Sisulu University of Technology and Science.

Applications for courses that are not within these areas will be rejected.

Are you eligible?
To be considered for a scholarship under this programme you must:

  • be a national of, or have refugee status in any African country.
  • be accepted to study at a university in the Eastern Cape, South Africa in 2017, for a full-time programme. Applicants must be in their first year. (criteria includes Postgrads)
  • be able to demonstrate academic merit
  • be studying a course within one of the areas listed above
  • be able to demonstrate financial need

Please download the  guidelines  here, and read them carefully for further information.

What we offer
In 2017 the Thekgo group will select up to 4 applicants for awards of up to R7500 per student, towards their first year’s registration fees.

How to apply
We are now open for applications, Please download the application form here,  save a copy on your computer before filling it in. Read the guidelines carefully before applying. The application form must be submitted by email to scholarships@canoncollins.org.uk by Monday 12 December 2016, along with your supporting documents.

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Conservation

 2017 Call for Applications

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2016

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) invites applications for the 2017 Prince Bernhard Scholarship. Under the patronage of the late Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarship for Conservation was created in 1991 to build conservation expertise and leadership in developing and emerging economies.

This prestigious scholarship is facilitated through financial support awarded to mid-career conservation professionals who are pursuing short-term training programmes or formal studies that are linked to, and ultimately contribute to, effective conservation in their country and region.

We want to receive applications from environmentally-active professionals who are seeking to build skills that will enhance their contribution to conservation. In particular, women and people working for non-governmental or community-based organisations are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates doing multiple-year studies will only be considered if the applicant is requesting support for the last year of their studies.

Click here to download the application form and guidelines.

Your application will be processed through the WWF South Africa office and should be submitted by 16h00 on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 to:

Lameez Bayat at lbayat@wwf.org.za

Telephone queries:  (021) 657 6633

Funza Lushaka Bursary 2017

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2017 will open on 04 October 2016.
  • Please note that there are a limited number of new bursaries available for 2017.
  • The outcome of the selection process will be available from the University not later than 30 April 2017.

Closing dates:
Re-applications close on 18 November 2016;
New applications close on 13 January 2017.

Please visit the following website for more information; http://www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za/

GreenMatter Postgraduate Fellowship Awards for Full Time Study in 2017

Call for Applications Open: 17 October 2016

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR:
GreenMatter Postgraduate Awards for Honours, Master’s & Doctoral Study enrolling in South Africa in 2017.
GreenMatter Postgraduate Award will provide holistic support in the form of:

  • A cash contribution towards costs of living, study fees, research equipment and research costs; and
  • The opportunity to access mentoring support, career guidance and platforms to engage in learning networks.

The GreenMatter Fellowship 2017, supported by the Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust is offering postgraduate development awards which comprise R50 000 pa for Honours (up to 1 year), R70 000 pa for Master’s (up to 2 years) including 2 skills development contact sessions in the first year. Applicants can either already be enrolled in their course or commencing studies in 2017.

The 2017 Fellowship call is also inviting eligible PhD applications for the following award:

  • A GreenMatter PhD Bursary opportunity available for students enrolling to commence PhD studies in 2017. The bursary amount is ZAR 90,000 per year.

Are you Eligible?
To apply for this programme you must be:

  • A South African citizen;
  • In possession of a relevant degree (BSc if applying for Honours; Honours if applying for Master’s & Master’s if applying for PhD);
  • Seeking funding for a full-time study programme at a South African higher education institution; and
  • Able to motivate how your study aligns to the identified criteria and GreenMatter priority skill areas.

How to Apply:
The application process will:

open 17th of October 2016
and
close 17th of November 2016.

The application form and guidance notes will be available for download on the GreenMatter websitewww.greenmatter.co.za/fellowship-calls
Any questions regarding the awards can be directed by email to janavi@greenmatter.co.za.

Good luck with your application!

National Arts Council Bursary 2017

Application Deadline:  9 Sept 2016 at 16h00

Outcomes:                   11 December 2016

Bursary Application Form 2016

The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions that are involved in studies or provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, multidiscipline, music and visual arts to submit applications for bursary funding.

Particular attention will be paid to post graduate qualifications that address rare skills required in the arts sector. Applications invited are for individual post graduate studies and block institution bursaries for undergraduate students who will be studying in South Africa during 2017.

For more information, please contact Arts Development Officers as listed on http://nac.org.za/

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY POSTED, COURIERED AND HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

SAWISE Angus Scholarship

SAWISE Angus scholarship are looking for potential Honours students for 2017, students must be;

  • Sub-Saharan black female
  • Must have achieved 70% or above grade average in their subject of study
  • Only for studies at Honours Level (or 4th year equivalent)
  • In any field of science and engineering

Details are attached and the application form can be found on our website; http://www.sawise.org.za/sawise/scholarships/angus

Closing date: 15 November (annually)

The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering

Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust 2017

Study Grants for Masters and Doctorate Degrees

Closing date: Closed

The Ernst & Ethel Ericksen Trust was established by Ethel Eriksen in the early 1980’s. The trust provides study grants to students doing  post graduate study and has enabled scholars from all walks of life to fulfill their dreams, and in so doing benefit South Africa.

Requirements

  • The student must be a South African citizen.
  • Study must be at a South African university.
  • Students must have completed their honours in order to apply.

Made So Easy!
Ensure you examine the checklist and have everything ready before you start!

Apply Onlinewww.eriksentrust.co.za

Investec IT Scholarship

The Investec IT Scholarship Programme offers financial assistance in the form of an academic scholarship to Undergraduate and Honours students studying towards a degree in IT.

Minimum requirements

  • Students in their 2nd – final year, studying towards a degree in one of the following fields:
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc or BS) in Computer Science
  • Business Computing or Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Informatics or Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc) in Information Systems

Candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.

We have an academic requirement of a 70% average for the final (year-end) result.

The following students are eligible to apply

  • Ambitious, creative and academically talented students
  • South African citizens

Applications for the 2016 IT Scholarship Programme are now open and will close on
Friday 30 September 2016.

To apply, follow this link:https://www.investec.co.za/about-investec/careers/it-scholarship.html

Babette Taute Scholarships 2017

Babette Taute Scholarships 2017

RHODES Internal Closing Date: Closed

ELIGIBILITY:

  • English Honours in 2017
  • RSA Citizen or Permanent Resident in South Africa
  • Student studying English language and literature, including applied language studies, provided that the study is directly related to English therefore must constitute at least 50% of Honours
  • Award are made on merit, broadly interpreted

PERIOD:

Funding for one year of Honours only.

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP:

R60 000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit attached handwritten application form together with all required documentation as per page 2, and also two reference letters as per attached form (motivation from English Department).

All completed applications to be returned to Postgraduate Funding, Room 206, Main Admin Building, no later than 30 September as these will be couriered to Babette Taute on 10 October.

Please read all attached documentation carefully before applying.

SANSA 2017 Bursary

SANSA application for bursaries for the 2017 academic year is now open!  Please see below and avail to students studying within the relevant fields.

The online application can be found on our website,  http://www.sansa.org.za/bursaries

Closing date: Closed

The skills that SANSA employ and offer funding to is:

  • Physics
  • Engineering (Systems, Satellite, RF and Electronics)
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • IT and Software Developmen
  • Remote Sensing
  • Statistics
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Space Science

Please note that these are the broad areas and  students with physics and related majors will not be excluded from consideration.

Canon Collins Trust Postgraduate Study in South Africa 2017

Closing date: Closed

Guidelines: Canon Collins Trust Postgraduate Study in South Africa 2017

What we offer Scholarships of up to R65,000 per academic year for scholars at Masters and PhD level. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications for those who wish to study by distance learning.

Are you eligible? 

To apply for a scholarship under this programme you must be:

  • A national of, or have refugee status, in one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Normally resident in one of the above countries.
  • In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application.
  • Studying or applying to study at a South African university.

Applicants will be expected to show their commitment to the development of their country and region.

Cannon Collins Website: http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/scholarships.html

Guidelines and application forms procedures:  http://www.canoncollins.org.uk/postgraduatesa.html

How to apply:
Applications, together with all supporting documentation, should be submitted via email to scholarships@canoncollins.org.uk. Please apply using the application form above. The application procedure is explained in more detail in the guidelines.

Read these carefully before filling in the form. Please do not send us application forms from previous years – they will not be considered.

NIHSS/African Pathways Programme

NIHSS/African Pathways Programme are looking for full-time students studying towards their Masters or Doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences field.

NIHSS/African Pathways Programme

Eligibility:

  • Only RSA citizens based in SA public universities within the humanities and social sciences fields may apply. NIHSS – funded project leaders are registered postgraduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Postgraduate students may be currently registered for either a Masters or PHD/Doctoral study.
  • Non-South African scholars from the rest of the African continent may be considered for the Grant only upon invitation by a South African scholar from any of the participating universities.

Value of Award: R126 000. 00

Closing Date: Closed

Applications forms can be accessed at: http://nihss.ac.za/content/app-mobility-grant-application-form

Please direct all enquiries to Dr Elias Phaahla at: app-awards@nihss.ac.za

NIHSS-SAHUDA Special Doctoral Scholarships

NIHSS/SAHUDA are looking for full-time students studying towards their doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences field.

NIHSS-SAHUDA Special Doctoral Scholarships

Eligibility:

  • Only RSA citizens from designated groups, with preference to those from previously disadvantaged groups of the population.
  • Successful completion of a Master’s degree; or entering the first year of PHD/doctoral study; or currently registered for PHD study in the first year of enrollment
  • Not older than 45 years old at the time of the application.

Value of Award: R126 000. 00

Closing Date: Closed

Applications forms can be accessed at: http://nihss.ac.za/content/doctoral-scholarships-application-form

Please direct all enquiries to Ms June-Rose at: scholarships@nihss.ac.za

NRF Free-standing, DST Innovation, Scarce Skills Development Fund & Students with Disability for full-time (in attendance) Masters and Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2017

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce the NRF Freestanding, DST Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Call for 2017.

NRF closing date: Closed

The following PDF’s require your attention to assist with your application process:

Applicants must apply online at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application procedure set out in the documents above. Please do read these documents carefully so as to maximise your success. Please ensure that your referees complete their reports around the closing date as we are not able to sign off the applications if their reports are not completed. We commence processing the following week on 1 August.

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below:

Postgraduate Funding: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

For technical problems only: 
The NRF Supportdesk: 08:00-13:00 and 13:30-16:30
Email:  Supportdesk@nrf.ac.za

Call for Study Support for Completing Part-Time Doctoral Studies 2017

Closing date: Closed

Framework Completion Part-Time Doctoral Studies Call

Funding Guide – Part Time Doctoral Studies 2017

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Study Support for Completing Part-Time Doctoral Students for 2017.

These scholarships are open to South African citizens or permanent residents only.

The funding programme aims to provide funding to part-time registered doctoral students in order to enable them to complete doctoral studies and thereby increase graduation and throughput rates.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the call/framework document and funding guide.  The application deadline is 29 June 2016 for funding in 2017.

(Please note:  your referees have to do their reports too, and they ideally should work to this date as well so that we are able to complete our processes after the closing date).

NRF-TWAS/African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowship Call for 2017

Closing date: Closed

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2017 in the following two categories:

  1. NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowships : 20 scholars from developing countries outside Africa.
  2. NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships: 50 scholars from Africa (except South Africa. PHD call for RSA citizens will open in June).

Eligibility and criteria re set out set out in the call/framework document and funding guide – please read these documents thoroughly.

Framework NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships 2017

Funding Guide NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships 2017

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process as outlined in the guides

The application deadline is 29 June 2016 for funding in 2017. (Please note:  your referees have to do their reports too, and they ideally should work to this date as well so that we are able to complete our processes after the closing date).

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact PG Funding (Research Office).

CSIR Bursaries 2017

Closing Date: Closed

Bursary 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is Africa’s leading scientific research and development organisation; one which has implemented several projects throughout the continent in support of cutting-edge science, engineering and technology (SET).

In order to continue to achieve their goals, CSIR bursaries are offered to individuals who are bright, passionate about research and committed to the pursuit of innovation as well as excellence. Apart from simply helping to educate the youth, they are looking to add highly-skilled members to their team, and as such, aim for permanent employment within the CSIR after successful graduation.

Requirements for CSIR Bursaries Application:

Individuals who wish to apply must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have enroled or planning to enrol at a South African university for the following year
  • English at level 5 for Grade 11
  • Mathematics and Physical Science at level 6 for Grade 11
  • Enrolling for a BEng or BSc full-time at accredited tertiary Institute
  • Honor Bursary candidates must have passed all current courses for period of study already completed
  • Willing to work in a diverse environment

For more information visit: http://bursaries-southafrica.co.za/csir-bursaries/

South Africa – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) – Grants for Student Practice

2016 – Call

Closing Date: Closed

South Africa – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

Background:
In 2005 the Republic of South Africa and the Russian Federation signed a memorandum of agreement that led to South Africa becoming an associate member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). The agreement enabled the establishment of research collaboration between South African and JINR researchers, as well as research opportunities and training of South African postgraduate students in the research areas of JINR.

Through the SA-JINR Agreement, the NRF and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) organise the annual student practice, which is held during September to October each year at the JINR laboratories in Dubna, Russia.  The goal of the practice is to build a critical mass of students that can later advance in research in the various nuclear research activities offered by JINR to the benefit of South Africa.

Students enrolled in any of the following disciplines: maths, physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science or conducting research in related areas are illegible to apply.

Eligibility criteria for students:

  • Currently enrolled for Honours, Masters or PhD degrees; at any South African university and or conducting research at a recognised national research institution or Science Council;
  • Priority is given to students at historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) and female students/researchers; and
  • Priority should be given to the students from the Universities which have joint research projects in the framework of the SA-JINR scientific cooperation and have sufficient education and scientific capability to participate or start participation in such projects.
  • Letters of support from the supervisor (on a letter head) must be included in the application.
  • A proof of registration should be submitted with the application.

Application Process:
Applications must be submitted through an online application process to the National Research Foundation (NRF): South Africa – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) – Grants for Student Practice 2016 https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.

Who to contact:
Ms Motsakwe Rakgoale
Professional Officer: International Relations and Cooperation
Tel:  +27 12 481 4297
Email: motsakwe@nrf.ac.za

Web links for Journalism bursaries and scholarships

Please note: these are located at external sites and not RU serves. Please review and monitor closing dates accordingly.

Journalism Funding Opportunities

ATTENTION YOUNG AFRICAN!

2017 Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship

DO YOU ASPIRE TO BE A LEADER WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT?

DO YOU WANT TO PURSUE POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN 2017 AND ARE LOOKING FOR A FULLY-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY?

DO YOU WISH TO BE PART OF A LIFE-CHANGING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH A DIVERSE GROUP OF TALENTED YOUNG LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT?

If so, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship could be for you!

For more information about the Scholarship and application process, go to http://mandelarhodes.org/the-scholarship/

Closing date:  Closed

Please ensure you work through PG Funding Room 206, Main Admin, before hitting final submit. It is recommended that you print out a copy of the application and supporting docs for them to look at and advise. Thus it is recommended that you make 20 April 2016 your “closing date”. Once submitted and you require editing later after the 02 May 2016, that will not be possible. So that extra set of eyes on your application may assist in making it that more competitive in the rounds of assessment that follow.

All applicants apply online via the Embark application system.

  • First round: After the 2 May 2016, the longlisting by South African tertiary institutions and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation is carried out. The competitive apps as deemed by the RU Selection Committee will then be nominated online in support of those applications.
  • Second round: Shortlisting by designated Mandela Rhodes Foundation staff.

By mid-August 2016, remaining applicants to be informed by The Mandela Rhodes Foundation whether their application has proceeded to the next stage or not.

  • Final round: Panel interviews with selection committees in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
  • Final decision: To be made and announced by November 2016.

All applications to be submitted online via the link provided on The Mandela Rhodes Foundation website as provided above.

Postgraduate Funding
Email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Contact: 046 6038755

NRF – HSRC Honours Labour Market Bursaries – 2016

Closing Date: Closed

The HSRC in partnership with the NRF under the Labour Markets Intelligence Bursary Programme has made available 8 Honours Scholarships to deserving students.

Applicants must apply through online process at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/

The following areas of study will be supported under this programme:

  1. Labour markets economics
  2. Human capital or education economics
  3. Information management or systems

Should you have any queries, please contact pgfunding@ru.ac.za in the first instance.

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, in association with AIMS, provides five in-region scholarships for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences

These scholarships are available to students wishing to commence a PhD programme at a South African University. Funds awarded by the scholarship must be used towards covering the costs of tuition fees, living expenses, medical insurance, books, stationery, research literature expenses, study permit and research.

Eligibility: African nationals from Sub Saharan countries (excluding South African nationals), and not older than 36 years of age on the date of nomination may apply. Women are particularly encouraged to submit an application.

For more information and to apply please visit the website.

Closing date: Closed

Application for John Davidson Educational Trust Bursary for 2016

Closing date: Closed

John Davidson Application Form 2016

Eligibility:
All South African citizens wishing to o a Postgraduate course in the Commerce and Management fields (Diplomas, Honours, Masters and PhD).

Students previously funded: HDAC, PG Dip Tax, Masters in Financial Markets etc.

The John Davidson Trust will advise us regarding outcome of these awards in February next year (2016).

Their awards vary per annum, between R15 000 – R25 000 based on need and availability of funds.

Please complete the attached application form and email to pgfunding@ru.ac.za before the closing date as mentioned above. Save the application form together with all the attached documents as one word document (converting to a PDF via “save as .pdf”) before sending.

In addition to the form , the following is required:

  • An essay: the contribution you hope to make to Southern African economic and social environments, once you have completed your studies (not more that 300 words). Specific reference should be made to dealing with practical ways of making the English language an accessible means of communication within your discipline, amongst all staff, and management and staff, in the job context.
  • certified copies of all academic records (course records).
  • full budget giving income and expenditure for the 2016 academic year.
  • Certified copy) of SA ID (RSA citizenship is important)
  • brief CV, not more than 1 page.

The data I have to add in table format is as follows:
(Please supply the data in this table for us to use in the replied email, not the saved PDF form):

Student
number
NameAgeCitizenshipCourse
enrolled
for
Academic
level
reached
 

Costs

TuitionTotal
living
Expenses
(state
where
the
student
will live)
ie: Res/
Dig
Rent,
Food,
Water
& Lights

Let me have this all by the 26 November 2015 please.

As it is this late in the year no incomplete applications will be passed on to the donor.  It will merely be regretted.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Opportunities for African PhD Candidates: The Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowships

Applicable to:

  • Final year PHD students to support the completion of doctoral degrees;
  • Doctoral dissertation research fellowship;
  • Researchers to complete their dissertation (essentially academic staff);
  • Masters students wishing to commence a PHD or recently registered PHD’s wishing to develop a proposal.

Clickable links below will get you to the relevant info and application portals:

Three Fellowship Opportunities for African Doctoral Candidates

The Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

The fellowships (http://www.ssrc.org/programs/nextgenafrica/ ) support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal. (http://soap.ssrc.org/)

The next application deadline: Closed

Doctoral dissertation research fellowship

(http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-research-fellowship/)

Supports 6–12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development.

Doctoral Dissertation Research and Completion Fellowships

The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship(academic staff)

(http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-doctoral-dissertation-completion-fellowship/)

Supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend of up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.

All applicants must:

  • be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country;
  • hold a master’s degree;
  • be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Additionally for the completion fellowship, applicants must:

  • be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter.

For the research fellowship, applicants must:

  • have an approved dissertation research proposal.

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education but it does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowships

Proposal development fellowships are intended to support doctoral students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.

The doctoral dissertation proposal fellowship

(http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/next-generation-social-sciences-in-africa-proposal-fellowship/)

Supports short-term research costs of up to US$3,000 to develop a doctoral dissertation proposal.

All applicants must:

  • be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country
  • residents of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • hold a master’s degree
  • either be enrolled in a PhD program or intend to enroll in a PhD program

As of May 2015, the program prioritizes applicants holding a faculty position or demonstrating a durable commitment to higher education but it does not restrict eligibility to such individuals.

Meat Industry Trust (MIT) for Postgraduate Studies

Prospective Masters and PhD (SA) scholars

MIT Application Form

MIT Bursary 2016

MIT information

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) makes available funds annually for bursaries to meritorious students for post graduate studies at South African tertiary institution in fields of importance to the Red Meat Industry. The purpose of the bursary scheme is to create further South African scientific capacity and to address industry research needs.  The MIT administers the scheme via its Bursary Working Committee (BWC), who will liaise closely with the tertiary institution and the relevant Head of Department and / or Supervisor under whose guidance the student will conduct the post graduate study (Masters or Doctorate).

Value of the Award

  • Masters – R 60 000.00
  • PhD – R80 000.00

Tenure              

  • Masters –  2 Years
  • PhD – 3 Years

Closing Date:  Closed

For more information please visit the www.meatindustrytrust.co.za website.

Contact Person:  A. Caltitz (aletd@levyadmin.co.za) or (012) 348 7572

Old Mutual Grahamstown Foundation Scholarship

Are looking for South African Postgraduate Students studying English or related fields. Preference is given to Honours course students.

Candidates will be selected on: academic merit, qualities of character, motivation and field of study. Applicants must be a citizen of, and resident, in SA. No other bursary, scholarship or paid appointment may be held without the agreement of the Foundation.

Value of the Award: R 10 000.00

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date: Closed

Please find the application form attached.

Scholarship and Bursary Application Form

WJB Slater Postgraduate Scholarship in the Performing Arts

Are looking for South African Postgraduate Students entering the Performing Arts: Ballet, Speech and Drama, Music and Fine Art.

Candidates will be selected on: academic merit, qualities of character, motivation and field of study. Applicants must be a citizen of, and resident, in SA. No other bursary, scholarship or paid appointment may be held without the agreement of the Foundation.

Value of the Award: R 4000.00

Tenure: 1 year

Closing Date: Closed

Please find the application form attached.

Scholarship and Bursary Application Form

PPS Bursaries 2016

Applications for the 2016 bursaries are now OPEN

Application Criteria and process

1. PURPOSE
PPS bursaries are awarded on financial need and academic record to full time university students in an effort to assist students financially to cover tuition and/or text book costs for one academic year

2. SELECTION CRITERIA

  • To be eligible for the PPS bursary, the student must be registered at a participating South African University or University of Technology registering for a fourth academic year of study or post-graduate degree and must be studying towards a profession, which on qualification, would be eligible for PPS membership. For more info on PPS eligibility, visit this link: https://www.pps.co.za/pages/faq/ELIGIBILITY.php
  • The student must be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa
  • PPS does not award bursaries to students that already have other confirmed sponsors which cover their entire academic expenses, unless the alternative sponsor is a loan and not a bursary. If the student is in contravention with this, the bursary (and funds) will be withdrawn and disbursed to an alternate bursary recipient
  • The student must have an academic average of at least 60%.
  • The application criteria is determined entirely at PPS’ discretion and PPS reserves the right to change the criteria at any time without prior notice to applicants. PPS also reserves the right to withdraw its financial aid to successful applicants should it be found at any time that an applicant does not (or no longer) meets the application criteria or the applicant has breached any of the terms and conditions in any way.

3. BBBEE CRITERIA
The following BBBEE Criteria applies to the overall budget allocated to 22 universities in South Africa:

  • 80% of the students must be black (AIC)
  • 50% of the students must be black female

4. VALUE OF BURSARY

  • The PPS Dean bursary only covers tuition and text book costs to the maximum amount of budget as specified by PPS, for one academic year – payable for 1 or more students within a specific faculty at the discretion of the dean.

5. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS

  • The purpose of the PPS Dean Bursary is purely to assist successful applicants financially. PPS does not undertake to provide successful applicants with any form of practical training and/or employment upon completion of their studies.
  • Recipients of the PPS Bursary award will be granted the opportunity to sign up and become a PPS student member at no cost.
  • Successful applicants will however not be obligated to avail of this opportunity and/or to purchase any products from the PPS Group of companies.

6. APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications open on the 10th of August 2015
  • Applications close on the 30th of October 2015
  • Successful candidates will be informed by the 30th of November 2015

7. APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Contact the relevant PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist for Rhodes University; Vuyo Mququ, vmququ@pps.co.za  – please provide the Graduate Marketing Specialist with the degree that you are currently pursuing and your year of study.
  • If there is a bursary allocated to a faculty that you are in, find out from the Graduate Marketing Specialist when and how you can obtain application form A.
  • Complete application form A and return the form to the PPS Graduate Marketing Specialist.

About PPS
The Professional Provident Society of South Africa is the largest multidisciplinary group of graduate professionals in the world with over 290 000 professional members. PPS is the only mutual financial services company in South Africa that has focused exclusively on graduate professionals for over 72 years.

Unlike a company that is listed on a stock exchange, PPS belongs to its members and operates under the ethos of mutuality, this means that members with qualifying PPS products can exclusively share in the profits of the PPS Group, through the unique PPS Profit-Share Account (previously known as the SRA). PPS offers tailor-made insurance, investment and healthcare solutions exclusively for graduate professionals. PPS is an authorised financial services provider.

Become a PPS member and you can also have your share in all PPS profits through the PPS Profit-Share Account.

PPS offers unique financial solutions to select graduate professionals with a 4-year degree. PPS is an authorised Financial Services Provider. Members with qualifying products share in the profits of PPS.

The Konrad Kulesza Award (Martial arts)

Applications are invited from prospective and current Postgraduates for the Konrad Kulesza Award for 2016

Value: R12 000

Criteria:

1. Participation in Martial arts:

  • At least 1 year of satisfactory training at one of three Rhodes Clubs (Aikido, Goju Ryu, Fanchento Kung Fu), if no suitable candidate applies, candidates from other Martial Arts clubs and other sports clubs can will be considered (in this order);
  • The holder should have the appropriate attitude to Martial Arts, have the requisite personal character and respect for other martial artists. The successful applicant should show an appreciation of the broader agenda connected with Martial Art, and follow the way of Bushido in one’s life.

2. The holder should be an independent thinker, ideally someone involved in scientific studies and displaying research potential. Ideally the successful applicant should:

  • Be involved in the interdisciplinary research. Preferably joining a mathematical sciences (such as mathematics, computers science or statistics) with some humanities (i.e. history) or economics (especially macro-economics);
  • Show the clear potential to make a positive contribution to their field of study.

3. Race and gender of applicants will not be considered in the granting of the award.

4. If two applicants of equal strength and one is Polish descent, then the latter shall receive the award.

IN ORDER TO APPLY, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION:

  • Full curriculum vitae and academic record;
  • Motivation letter;
  • 2 x referee letters: one from an Academic, the other from a martial arts instructor.

Completed documents to be handed in at the Postgraduate Funding, Research Office, Room 206, Main Admin, no later than the 10 October 2015.

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Doctoral Fellowship Calls for 2016

Applicants who wish to pursue research under a Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) disciplines will be supported through the fellowship.

RSA citizens are NOT able to apply under this programme (supported via the Freestanding Prest & Equity, Innov and Scarce Skills programmes advertised earlier).

Please read carefully the full criteria in the attached PDF’s.

TWAS Guide

Call for funding NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2016 in the following two categories:

  • NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowships for fellows from developing countries outside Africa (excluding South Africa)
  • NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships for fellows from Africa

Applicants must apply using the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached call document and funding manual.

The NRF application deadline: Closed.

(The Rhodes deadline is 23 September 2015 so that referees have time to upload their reports before the NRF closing date. Please liaise with them and encourage them to complete around the 23 Aug date please. Applications without suitable referee reports cannot be approved and move to the next round. This also gives you time to liaise with us to reset for editing before 2 Oct deadline incase amendments to the application are required)

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard.

PG Funding, Research Office
Room 206, Main Administration
Rhodes University
pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Attention: Prospective PhD students, RSA citizens

Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships – 2016

The next round of the Fuchs Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, to be awarded during November 2015 for Doctoral Studies to be undertaken during the 2016 Academic Year, is now open.

The Carl and Emily Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships are available to post-graduate students who have already, or intend to register for Doctoral studies at a local South African university/university of technology (and not for any studies abroad).

The two scholarships are awarded bi-annually, in any academic field of study/Doctoral program formally registered with a South African university/university of technology.  The Foundation annually invites applications from the various Faculties at all local Higher Education institutions and the scholarships are then awarded for studies in the following/ensuing academic year. The scholarship value is R100 000 per annum for each of the two scholarships.

Selection criteria:        

Only South African citizens may apply and the scholarships are awarded based on the following selection criteria:

  • Academic achievement/excellence: minimum requirement of a Masters degree, passed with distinction or 75% average
  • Economic merit: preference will be given to economically deprived applicants
  • Leadership qualities and an indication of community involvement (probably related to the candidate’s field of studies).

Applicants must also be willing to be interviewed by a Selection Panel (typically during November of the year preceding the studies), during which qualities of academic insight, leadership, communication skills and the merit of the proposed study/research project will be assessed.

Closing date for submissions: Closed

For further application details, click here.

For application form, click here.

      

South African Square Kilometre Array Project Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme

Call for applications for 2016

The following students are eligible for an SKA SA undergraduate or honours bursary

1. South African citizens and permanent residents ONLY

2. Students who wish to study, or are studying, towards any one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science with co-majors in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics AND Physics (with /without Astrophysics / Astronomy courses)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, with co-major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science – Honours in Physics and Electronics / Astrophysics / Astronomy / Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, with a strong focus on electronic engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering

3. Students who have achieved a minimum C in Mathematics AND Physical Science in Grade 12, or a minimum 60% for major subjects at undergraduate level.

4. Students who intend to pursue postgraduate research in radio astronomy, or in an engineering discipline relevant to radio astronomy.

Closing Date for Applications: Closed

Complete an application form at https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below:

Postgraduate Funding: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

NRF Honours Scholarships for 2016

Applications are invited for NRF Scholarship programmes for Honours in 2016. The info below refers, and the relevant application form is attached.

NRF Honours Application Form

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please complete attached application form and email back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za together with full academic transcript and a copy of your id. You only need to email one application form and we will slot you in to the one you qualify for.

Please note section “I” on application form does not need to be signed at this stage: Both sections I and J will be completed should you be successful in obtaining the Scholarship.

Simply complete and return via email with course record and id attached.

Closing dated for application is strictly: Closed

CRITERIA:

RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;

Grades in 3rd yr for the subject entering Hons must be above 60%

1. NRF FREESTANDING SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  • Applicants must have obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the final year undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours/final year BTech study
  • Applicants must have obtained their previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. An exception is made for Black (i.e.African, Coloured and Indian) students who may have taken an additional year to complete the previous degree.
  • Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

FIELDS OF STUDY SUPPORTED:

Study in the social and human sciences (SSH), natural and applied sciences as well as engineering and technology (SET)

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: R 20 000 p.a.

SUPPLEMENTATION

  • Scholarship-holders are allowed to hold non-binding supplementary bursaries, grants or emoluments, however, all NRF supplementation rules apply
  • Scholarships must not be held simultaneously with a bursary/scholarship from other government, NRF source or NRF administered source.
  • Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship-holders will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average during the year of study and may be remunerated for these duties, provided that they are reimbursed at a rate not exceeding the normal institution tariff for services rendered.

PERIOD OF SUPPORT: 1 year

2.      NRF INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  • Applicants must have obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the final year undergraduate subject(s) they are pursuing for honours/final year BTech study
  • Applicants must have obtained their previous degree in the minimum prescribed period. An exception is made for Black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) students who may have taken an additional year to complete the previous degree
  • Applicants who already hold a qualification at this level are not eligible to apply.

FIELDS OF STUDY SUPPORTED FOR INNOVATION

Biotechnology, Cellular And Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics And Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Medical Sciences.

FIELDS OF STUDY SUPPORTED FOR SCARCE SKILLS

Accounting, Actuarial Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Auditing, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, Engineering, Financial Management, Geology, Information Systems, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Tourism and Transportation Studies.

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP:  R 35 000 p.a.

SUPPLEMENTATION

Scholarships-holders are allowed to hold supplementary bursaries, grants or emoluments with unlimited values.

  • Scholarships may not be held simultaneously with a bursary/scholarship from any other NRF source or administered source without prior NRF permission.
  • Scholarship-holders may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship.
  • Will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average.

PERIOD OF SUPPORT: 1 year

Postgraduate Funding : Research Office
Email address: pgfunding@ru.ac.za
Tel: 046-6038755

DAAD-NRF In-Country Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Call for applications for 2016

Closing date: Closed

Background / Objectives

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) is able to offer scholarships for postgraduate studies at South African universities. The programme is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). The scholarship is aimed at future academic staff development without neglecting other sector demands for academically trained personnel.

Target group

The DAAD – NRF programme addresses young and rising candidates who aim at acquiring a master’s or doctoral degree. Preference will be given to full-time registered young South Africans and permanent residents. University staff-members studying towards a doctoral qualification will also be considered. Staff members should be enrolled for full-time studies and be exempted from teaching. In exceptional cases, a limited extent of teaching obligations may be accepted but has to be motivated in writing.

NB: Please make sure that your referees have submitted their reports also by the 11 September.

Please make sure that you read the document at the end of this email carefully before applying.

Applicants must apply online at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/  and follow the application procedure set out in the call document and funding manual.

Should you have any queries with regards to the scholarship requirements or application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below:

Postgraduate Funding : pgfunding@ru.ac.za

For technical problems:

The NRF Supportdesk: 08:00-13:00 and 13:30-16:30

Email: Supportdesk@nrf.ac.za

 

The South African Square Kilometre Array Project

Call for applications from students for PhD and MSc / MEng Bursaries for 2016

Closing date for applications is: Closed

The South African SKA Project will consider applications from academically excellent students who have completed / are completing an undergraduate  or Masters degree, which is relevant to the scientific and technical goals of the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes, and who are:

  1. South African citizens, and permanent residents of South Africa; or
  2. Citizens of Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, who wish to complete a relevant PhD or MSc / MEng  degree at a South African university; or
  3. South African citizens and citizens of Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, who wish to complete a relevant PhD or MSc / MEng  degree at a university in an SKA SA partner country.

Students can apply online at https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

National Treasury Bursaries

They fund grade 12 to postgraduate students.

www.treasury.gov.za

Closing date: Closed

Fields:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Tax Law
  • Banking

PDF down loaded here: http://www.treasury.gov.za/graduate/2015/External%20Bursary%20Scheme%20FAQ.pdf  (12 June 2015)

The CA programme: http://www.treasury.gov.za/graduate/2015/CAA%20FAQ.pdf  (30 Sept 2015)

The National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), in association with the South African Humanities Deans’ Association (SAHUDA), call for applications for 2015.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students to study full-time (in attendance) towards a doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences at any of the participating South African public universities.

Programme Objective: The main objective of this programme is to promote scholarship in the humanities and social sciences in South Africa, specifically among designated groups.

Value, period and conditions of the award: The value of the award is R120 000 in the first year. Annual renewals are subject to proof of satisfactory progress. The maximum

period for the award is three years. Successful candidates will be expected to sign a contract as regards conditions of the scholarship.

Eligibility: Only South African citizens from designated groups, with a preference to those from previously disadvantaged portions of the population registered for PhD study in first year of enrollment

Selection criteria:

  •  Academic merit
  • Coherence of the proposed research project
  • Feasibility of the project
  • Likely contribution of the project to the body of knowledge in the field
  • Confirmation by the prospective department/supervisor of your intention to enroll for a PhD-level programme of study at a participating university

Application procedure: Very NB: Please refer to the attached PDF for full details.

NIHSS / SAHUDA PhD in Humanities and Social Science Scholarships 2015

Closing Date:  Closed

Applications should be sent electronically to: The Secretary, SAHUDA Selection Committee: sahuda.nihss@gmail.com

Applicants are requested to name the files of their supporting documents appropriately and submit their full applications in a single email. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Successful candidates will be notified on Monday, 26 January 2015.

The following South African public universities are participating in the programme:

University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of the Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Fort Hare, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rhodes University, University of Pretoria, Wits University, University of Johannesburg, University of Limpopo, University of Venda, North West: North West University, University of South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Zululand, Durban University of Technology, and University of the Free State.

The Trojan Academic Initiative Bursaries for Postgraduate Students 2015

Applications for the TAI Postgraduate Bursaries are invited from former Extended Studies TAI postgraduate students, or those planning to pursue postgraduate studies, in the faculties of Science, Humanities and Commerce.

Closing date: Closed

TAI Postgraduate Bursary Notice

Bursaries, to the value of R65 000 each, are towards Rhodes tuition fees and living expenses as appropriate.

Brian O’ Connell Scholarship Programme

Closing date: Closed

Brian O Connell Scholarship Programme

The Partial Scholarship Funding Programme of SANORD has been renamed the “Brian O’Connell Scholarship Programme” in honour of the major contributions Prof O’Connell has made to SANORD over the years.

Philosophy:

SANORD is committed to re-direct member fees to member institutions through a funding Programme that enhances student mobility. The scholarship programme was established to strengthen the Nordic-Southern African collaboration within SANORD.

Purpose:

SANORD is making available 7 partial scholarship opportunities for students from the Southern Africa institutions of higher education and research. Successful students will be required to spend 3 to 5 months at a Nordic SANORD member institution in order to engage in activities that will support the completion of the students’ Master’s degree.

Requirements:

Applicants should comply with the following:

  1. Enrolled for mainly Master’s degrees at a SANORD member, Southern African Institution.
  2. Must be willing to enhance their knowledge in order to make a contribution toward the development of Southern Africa.
  3. Must be committed to return to the home institution to graduate.
  4. The applicant must liaise with the SANORD Coordinator at the host university and provide a written communication of acceptance from a host university.
  5. Must provide evidence that the home supervisor and the relevant Dean of the faculty is in support of the move to the host institution.
  6. Must, on return connect with the home institution to share experiences gained.
  7. Must be willing to sign a binding contract in line with the objectives of the programme.
  8. A final report must be submitted to the central office within 2 months after the completion of the programme.

Funding will cover the following:

  • A return, economy class airline ticket (booked through the Central Office).
  • Visa costs.
  • Students must provide a budget for the costs that will be incurred and should include:

– A living allowance

– Accommodation (unless otherwise arranged by host university)

– Travel Insurance for the period

– The actual tuition fees (if applicable)

http://www.sanord.net

Please note: The funding provided by SANORD will be based on the guidelines set by the different immigration authorities.

All applications to be forwarded to the Central Office for the attention of Prof D V Roberts, Central Office Coordinator, dvroberts@uwc.ac.za and copied to mdavis@uwc.ac.za .

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

100 Postgraduate Bursaries for Agricultural Science Grads (Masters, Doctoral & Post-doctoral levels)

Closing date at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is: Closed
(Please note: there is no RU closing date, you apply directly)

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a Research and Development Institution of excellence in South Africa, which operates within the National System of Innovation. With its Professional Development Programme, the ARC intends to develop capacity within candidates through exposure to research, development methodologies and research management in an agricultural research environment.

Young and dynamic science graduates are invited to apply for a significant number of bursary opportunities with the ARC. If successful, graduates you will be based for the duration of your studies at one of the ARC Institutes, depending on your discipline and mentor. You will work under mentorship on projects prescribed by the ARC, and will be registered for Masters, Doctoral or Post-doctoral studies. If applicable, you may be expected to attend some courses at the University concerned. This call is for studies that will commence from 2015.

To be considered for a bursary, you should: Have a B-Tech/BSc Honours, Masters or Doctorate in a discipline suitable for the areas of research indicated in the table below: Have evidence of significant academic achievement in previous studies. Be planning a long-term career in agricultural research; Be able to appreciate diversity and facilitate change; Have excellent interpersonal skills and good professional conduct; Be proactively involved in your own career development;. Be completely dedicated to the mentorship process; and be able to cope with pressure and to interact effectively in sensitive situations.

Plant Science
Agronomy/ Crop Science; Plant Physiology; Weed Science; Plant Breeding/Genetics; Horticulture; Post-Harvest; Plant Pathology and Biochemistry; Food Science; Viticulture; Entomology; Nematology; Biosystematics; Crop Protection- Bio-control, Integrated Pest and Disease Management; Plant Virology.

Natural Resource Management
GIS; Earth Observation; Soil and Water; Soil Surveying; Agrometeorology; Soil Microbiology; Soil Chemistry; Chemistry.

Engineering
Agricultural Mechanisation; Irrigation Engineering; Farm Structures and Farm Infrastructure; Post-Harvest and Agro-processing.

Animal Science
Sero-diagnosis of Bacterial Diseases; Food Safety; Reproductive Physiology; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Food (Meat and Milk) Science; Animal Nutrition; Rangeland or Pasture Science; Bacteriology; Bioinformatics and Immunology; Molecular and Classical Virology; Classical Parasitology and Entomology.

Biotechnology
Statistical Genomics in Plants and Animals; Metagenomics; Proteomics and Metabolomics; Bioinformatics; Genome Engineering and Novel Crop Development in Plants; Molecular Pathology in Plants and Animals.

Informatics
Bioinformatics; Molecular Modelling; Geoinformatics; Image Analysis; Mathematics; Statistics and Biometry; Epidemiology; Computer Sciences; Automation and Control Systems.

Agricultural Economics and Capacity Development
Agricultural Economics; Statistics; Mathematical Statistics; Econometrics; Agricultural Extension; Socio-Economics.

Agro-processing
Biofuels and Renewable Energy; Food Technology; Post Harvest; Rubber/Latex research.

Applications should include a detailed statement of interest and a detailed CV (including certified copies of certificates, academic records, supporting documents, nationality and the details of 3 contactable academic referees).

The relevant documents should be forwarded to Ms Lorraine Molope at the ARC-Central Office, PO Box 8783, Pretoria 0001, or hand delivered at the reception at the ARC Building at 1134 Park Street, Hatfield or faxed to (012) 430-5814. Applications can also be submitted electronically to Nebreska@arc.agric.za

The closing date for applications is closed.

The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer.

NRF Honours: Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills

Applications are invited for NRF Scholarship programmes for Honours in 2015.

Closing date: Closed

NRF Honours Application Form 2015

NRF Honours Scholarship Information Page

Application Process:

Please complete attached application form and email back to pgfunding@ru.ac.za together with full academic transcript and a copy of your ID. You only need to email one application form and we will slot you in to the one you qualify for.

Please note section I on the application form does not need to be signed at this stage: Both sections I and J will be completed should you be successful in obtaining the Scholarship.

Simply complete and return via email with course record and ID attached.

Criteria:

  • RSA Citizens and South African permanent residents may only apply;
  • Grades in 3rd yr for the subject entering Hons must be above 60%

Contact : pgfunding@ru.ac.za or (046) 6038755

Doug Banks Renewable Energy Vision

Would you like to be part of changing Africa’s energy future?

Closing date: Closed

Financial support and mentorship is available to assist a graduate student to take forward the vision of the late Dr. Doug Banks.

If you are:

  • Passionate about making a difference to the African continent
  • Fired up about solving our energy needs into the future through the development of skills in Renewable Energy

… you may be just the person we are looking for!

A two year scholarship is available to study towards a Masters degreee in Renewable Energy at a South African University, commencing in 2014.

Students should be from a background of engineering, built environment, technology, science or law.

  • Only South African citizens and permanent residents may apply.
  • Application via the website – www.dougbanks.co.za

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION (USA)

Southern African Scholarship Program 2014

Closing date: Closed

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is offering scholarships to historically disadvantaged students who are resident citizens in a Southern African Development Community Country (SADC). Candidates must qualify and be interested in pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in South Africa.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be resident citizens in a SADC and interested in studying one of the following disciplines:

  • Education (preschool and foundation phase)
  • Nursing (pediatric or community based)
  • Social Work (pediatric)
  • Medicine (pediatric)
  • Agriculture (rural development)

Qualifying Institutions

Scholarships can be applied at any of the following internationally recognised universities and colleges in South Africa:

  • University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)
  • University of Cape Town (Cape Town)
  • University of Johannesburg (Johannesburg)
  • University of KwaZulu Natal (Durban)
  • University of the Western Cape (Cape Town)
  • University of Pretoria (Pretoria)
  • Rhodes University (Grahamstown)
  • Netcare Education Colleges (throughout South Africa)

How to Apply

  • Please visit www.careerwise.co.za for further information on the scholarship program and to download the application form.
  • Interested candidates should also visit the website of their university of choice and contact the necessary faculty to obtain program entrance requirements to ensure they qualify for their degree of choice.
  • The full cost of both studying and residing in South Africa will be covered by the scholarship.

Applications can be emailed to andreb@careerwise.co.za or faxed to +27 (0)86 602 8949

‌‌‌For further information please contact:

Postgraduate Financial Aid
Tel: (046) 603 8755
email: pgfunding@ru.ac.za‌