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​POSTGRADUATE AND POST-DOCTORAL ALUMNI TRACER STUDY FOR SARAO - SKA_TM_256_2018​

 

1. PURPOSE

To appoint a service provider from experienced organisation to trace the career movements of 170 of its

postgraduate and post-doctoral alumni.

2. SPECIFICATION

2. Specifications for the Tracer Study of SARAO Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Alumni

SARAO requires the services of an appropriately experienced organisation to trace the career movements

of 170 of its postgraduate and post-doctoral alumni.

3. Deliverables of the Tracer Study of SARAO Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Alumni

For each of the 170 alumni, SARAO will provide the following information to the appointed service

provider, in spreadsheet format:

a. Name (and nationality, at the start of grant tenure)

b. (South African) university where they held the SARAO grant

c. Name of university supervisor(s) (where this is known)

d. Degree/programme for which they were registered (MSc/MEng, PhD, or postdoctoral fellowship)

e. Month and year in which grant was awarded

f. Month and year in which SARAO last awarded funds for the student/post-doc grant to the

university

The service provider will be required to provide a report, which includes the following information, in

spreadsheet format, for each of the 170 alumni:

a. Full name

b. Highest qualification obtained to date (with or without SARAO HCD funding)

c. What the alumnus is currently doing (including, if employed/studying, job title/program of study,

organisation, location of organisation)

d. Alumnus’ contact information (valid email address and/or telephone number)

4. Structure of Proposals

Proposals must include:

a. Methodology that will be used to obtain all the information required, as per Section 3.

b. Timelines and project plan

c. CVs of individuals who will work on the study

d. Proof of prior experience in completing similar projects

e. List of other clients

f. Letters of reference from at least three clients

g. For the quote, all costs must be inclusive of VAT

For more info please contact:

Technical Queries:

Kim de Boer  

kdeboer@ska.ac.za  

Tel – 011 442 2434 

Supply Chain Related:

Tumelo Mothupi

 tmothupi@ska.ac.za

 Tel – 011 442 3400​




Call for ALC Scholarships support 2019

 

On behalf of the DST the CSIR National Laser Centre herewith invite applications for the African Laser Centre scholarship support program.

The following documents are attached for your information and convenience:

1. Call announcement for the ALC scholarship 2019 program.

2. Application form for ALC Scholarships in 2019.

3. Student annual progress report for 2018.

Please note that the call closes on Friday 26 October 2018. No late submissions will be considered.

Please note that existing scholarship holders needs to submit a continuation application. No continuation funding will be allocated is a continuation application is not received.

All submissions must be made electronically to nlcrentalpool@csir.co.za

For more information, please contact myself of Mr. Thomas Du Plooy at the CSIR National Laser Centre.​

For the student annual progress report template...Click Here

For the application form 2019...Click Here​





The ‘African Leaders of Tomorrow’ (ALofT) Project

Africa’s development as a leading influence in the global arena rests with the continent’s large and enterprising

youth population. To realise their potential as the architects of the continent’s advancement, young Africans

must develop into creative, innovative and smart thinkers.

In line with its passion to develop the continent and young African minds, In On Africa (IOA) has created The

‘African Leaders of Tomorrow’ (ALofT) Project. The ALofT Project is a competitive, online youth development

programme designed to cultivate future thought-leaders by empowering African youths with a wide range of

relevant knowledge, experience and skills.

The ALofT Project aims to accelerate and enhance the development of exceptional young Africans who display

the potential to spearhead Africa’s business, economic, political and social development.

Why apply to The ALofT Project?

Presented through an e-learning platform, the six-month programme provides full-time students from across

Africa the opportunity to develop as the continent’s future thought-leaders. Successful applicants will be among

only 10 students selected to join the programme.

These successful applicants will acquire research, writing, analytical and other important skills, and will have the

opportunity to put these skills into practice and gain valuable work experience through collaboration with the

IOA team on Africa-focused research projects. Please note that this involvement is unpaid.

The ALofT Project offers a unique web-based curriculum that encompasses self-study, tutorials, training and

ongoing assessments. Participants will also have access to IOA’s team of expert analysts, academics, social

scientists and researchers who have done extensive work on the continent.

Who should apply?

Self-motivated, critically-minded students interested in developing as future thought-leaders, innovators and

pacesetters are invited to apply to The ALofT Project.

Applicants must:

• Be African citizens

• Be proficient in written and spoken English

• Possess good writing and research skills and

analytical abilities

• Be enrolled in a post-graduate degree at an

African-based college or university

• Have regular and reliable internet access

• Be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per

week to the programme

How to apply?

Visit https://bit.ly/2IwBn8p to complete the application form and upload your CV. Shortlisted candidates will

be expected to answer additional questions via email and may be contacted for a telephonic interview.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 31 October 2018

​For the ALofT overview...Click Here





DST-NRF INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2019/20

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and an exposure to a research environment. This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration through placement at research offices in public higher education institutions and research agencies. Candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply​

HOW TO APPLY

All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. Applicants must first register under the tab new registration and provide their personal details as required.After registration, log in with your ID number and password, go to My Applications - Create Application, then Internship Programme Applicants 2018 and apply there following instructions. The closing date for applications is 02 November 2018, no late applications will be considered.





2nd Call for Applications within the framework of the International Credit Mobility project with the University of Valladolid

We are very glad to let you know that the 2nd Call for Applications within the framework of the International Credit Mobility project with the University of Valladolid has been issued.

Deadline for applications is October 19th, 2018 

Take into your account that our project is not based on nominations, so students and staff must apply for the scholarship through this website... Click Here 

Here you will find the Applicant's Guide with all the information to apply for the opportunities... Click Here

Kindly disseminate this widely among Honours, Masters and PhD students as well as among academic and administrative staff.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ka107.erasmusplus@uva.es via email.

The University of Groningen, would like to inform you about the new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) application call.​

The Oct-2018 application call opened  Friday 07 September 2018 online... Click Here

You can find an overview of the available scholarships here... Click Here

  • Erasmus+ ICM grantees (students) coming to the University of Groningen will get a monthly allowance of 850 euro p/month.
  • Erasmus+ ICM grantees (staff) coming to the University of Groningen will get a daily allowance of 160 euro p/day.

Our new semester for exchange students starts in February 2019.

The minimum duration of student mobility is 3 months.

Application deadline: The application deadline is 16 October 2018 (23:59 CEST)

All candidates should apply through the website before the deadline. Each applicant needs to upload their nomination letter to complete the E+ ICM application.

After the application deadline we will send all applications to our faculties to be evaluated. We plan to announce the selection results on 09 November 2018.​

NRF Honours Bursaries for 2019

 

Internal Applicants Closing Date: 25 November 2018

The National Research Foundation (NRF) awards bursaries to students pursuing full-time, Honours and final year B Tech studies at South African public universities.

These bursaries are only awarded to South African citizens and South African permanent residents, and are awarded as Block Grants to South African public universities. Eligible applications will be recommended for funding through the Block Grant.

Framework Document NRF Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries 2019

NRF Honours and B Tech Application Guide 2019



Early Career fellowships and OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award

We would like to remind you of two upcoming OWSD deadlines

August 31: Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships

The Call for Applications for the first cohort of the OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is closing soon.  If you have already begun an application, we encourage you to complete it before this deadline. 

This Fellowship, again, provides up USD 50,000 over two years to women scientists from the eligible Science and Technology Lagging Countries. The funding may be applied to a wide range of expenses, including equipment, consumables, research visits, exchanges and programmes, teaching and assistance, information resources, product development and linking with industry, outreach, communications and networking, and other expenses. Fellows will also take part in two training workshops on leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

The application must be submitted through our online system, accessible from this page: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships. 

The Call for Applications is available online in both English and French at: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships.

Questions may be sent to earlycareer@owsd.net.

23 September - OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists

Nominations are still open for the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Scientists. 

These Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers. Awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level and have often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.

Each year a total of five Awards are given to women scientists who are within ten years of receiving their PhD. One woman is awarded for each of the four OWSD regions (plus an additional winner from any of the four regions): Africa; the Arab region; Asia and Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; (see complete list of countries here).

Eligible subject areas for the Awards rotate by year. The eligible fields for 2019 are the biological sciences: agriculture, biology and medicine. 

Each winner receives a cash prize of USD 5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the U.S., which is packed with networking opportunities. The winners receive their award at a special networking ceremony, as well as opportunities to attend workshops and sessions at the AAAS meeting, visits to local laboratories or institutions, and a celebratory dinner organized by the Elsevier Foundation. 

To submit a nomination, simply visit: https://owsd.net/career-development/awards and click on the 'Submit nomination' button. You may save and and resume your application at any time by clicking on the 'Resume nomination' button. 

Questions about the awards may be sent to...Click Here

We look forward to receiving your applications and nominations for these opportunities.​

The Call for Applications is now open for the 4th edition of the Science By Women Programme for Women, Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa.

 

This programme from the Fundación Mujeres por África is designed to integrate senior African  women scientists in leading Spanish research centers. It aims to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. 

The fellowship provides funding for research stays at the Spanish research centers of six continuous months, which may be split into two stays to be completed within two years after the fellowship has been awarded. Eligible applicants must have at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience. 

Eligible areas of research are:

Health and biomedicine

Agriculture and food security

Water

Energy

Climatic change

Physics and materials science

Mathematics

Information and communication technologies

Economic science

You can more information about the programme, including eligibility criteria, the rules and guidelines of the programme, and the application process, at...Click Here​

The deadline for applications for this programme is September 30. ​

DAFF is Looking for 18 to 35 Years Old Candidates

Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for 12 months

Closing date: 22 August 2018

Location: Nationwide

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF) presents exciting opportunities / positions for unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 through its Experiential Training and Internship Programme. Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for 12 months and will undergo on-the-job development training in technical, professional, public service, business and life skills relevant and crucial for them to enter the formal job market.​





The ‘African Leaders of Tomorrow’ (ALofT) Project

Africa’s development as a leading influence in the global arena rests with the continent’s large and

enterprising youth population. To realise their potential as the architects of the continent’s advancement,

young Africans must develop into creative, innovative and smart thinkers.

In line with its passion to develop the continent and young African minds, In On Africa (IOA) has created The

‘African Leaders of Tomorrow’ (ALofT) Project. The ALofT Project is a competitive, online youth development

programme designed to cultivate future thought-leaders by empowering African youths with a wide range of

relevant knowledge, experience and skills.

The ALofT Project aims to accelerate and enhance the development of exceptional young Africans who display

the potential to spearhead Africa’s business, economic, political and social development. ​

Application Deadline: Friday, 17 August 2018




Call for Applications for Institutions to Host Interns in 2019/20

 

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology invite public and private research institutions, public universities and private sector industries to apply to host DST-NRF Interns for a period of 12 months, from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities for unemployed graduates in the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) disciplines as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) to acquire practical work experience and improve their competencies through mentoring and exposure to a research environment for a period of one year. The Internship Programme also makes it possible for successful candidates to gain experience in research management, research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research institutions.

Applications must be submitted on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Applicant Closing Date: 31 August 2018

Designated Authority (DA) Closing Date: 10 September 2018

NRF CONTACT PERSONS

For any programme-related inquiries please contact:

Mr Sello Raseruthe:  Professional Officer – HICD. Tel: 012 481 4388 / E-mail: sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za

Mr Monwabisi Mfihlo: Professional Officer – HICD. Tel: 012 481 4023 / Email: monwabisi@nrf.ac.za​

Deadline approaching for OWSD Early Career Women Scientists fellowship

We would like to remind you that the Call for Applications for the first cohort of the OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship will close on 31 August. If you have already begun an application, we encourage you to complete it before this deadline. 

This Fellowship, again, provides up USD 50,000 over two years to women scientists from the eligible Science and Technology Lagging Countries. The funding may be applied to a wide range of expenses, including equipment, consumables, research visits, exchanges and programmes, teaching and assistance, information resources, product development and linking with industry, outreach, communications and networking, and other expenses. Fellows will also take part in two training workshops on leadership and entrepreneurial skills

The application must be submitted through our online system, accessible from this page: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships. ​

The Call for Applications is attached here in both English and French and is available online at...Click Here

Questions may be sent to earlycareer@owsd.net.​

FOODBEV SETA 2018/19 DOCTORATE (PHD) RESEARCH BURSARY PROGRAMME

 

The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority, often referred to as the FoodBev SETA, is avehicle that facilitates skills development for the sector as promulgated in the Skills Development Act of 98 as amended. The skillspolicy is further articulated in the Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), now in its third iteration for the period 2011/12-2017/18,referred to as ‘NSDS III”. The NSDS III is the overarching strategic guide for the skills development while providing direction to sector skills planning and implementation for the SETAs. South Africa in general has suffered a shortage of sectoral research and

​development and innovation capacity to better inform skills planning and implementation (Department of Higher Education and Training, 2011). Outcome 4.2.4 (Relevant research and development and innovation capacity is developed and innovative research projects established) of the NSDS III clearly defines activities that need to be executed by SETAs to achieve this NSDS III outcome.​

The Closing Date for new applications for the 2018 Research Bursaries is 28 September 2018.





Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $170,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to six Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually. For those who are applying and make less than US$20,000, the Stanford Graduate School of Business Admissions will waive your application fee.​

Important Dates

Round 1 (18 Sept 2018) or Round 2 (10 Jan 2019) Stanford Africa Fellowship Program applicants prepare and submit Stanford MBA application (which includes a separate essay for the Stanford Africa Fellowship)

Round 1 (13 Dec 2018) or Round 2 (28 March 2019) Stanford releases admission decisions, including those for Stanford Africa Fellows

September 2019 Stanford Africa Fellows matriculate in Stanford MBA Program




TWAS Fellowships

 

The 2018 TWAS Fellowships call for applications is now open for PhD and PDoc programmes that are offered in the natural and engineering sciences to students and researchers from developing countries to gain postgraduate education and research experience at top global science institutions in the South.

The TWAS Fellowships programme offers over 370 PhD and 120 postdoctoral fellowships available annually in collaboration with 11 programme partners in seven developing countries.


The application eligibility requirements and deadlines vary according to the different fellowships.

For full details on eligibility criteria and application procedures, please visit .....Click Here

Applications from young women aspiring to gain skills in high-level scientific research are encouraged.​

TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship: 2018 Call for Applications

 

TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, www.twas.org, is now accepting applications for the TWAS Research and Advanced Training Fellowship programme. The deadline is 1 October 2018.

The fellowships are offered to scientists from developing countries and are tenable at centres of excellence in various developing countries. 

Eligible fields include one or more of the following: agricultural and biological sciences, medical and health sciences, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, space and earth sciences, mathematics and physics. 

Please see Click Here for the latest information regarding the above programme, including eligibility criteria, guidelines and online application.

Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.​

Internships

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Standard Bank 150 Bursaries South Africa 2018 – 2019

The history of the Standard Bank Group dates back to the year 1862 when the Bank of British South Africa Limited was formed. The bank offers various banking and related financial services, including Consumer Banking; Private Banking; Investment Banking and Commercial Banking; as well as Wealth Management; Investment Management; Insurance and Foreign Currency Exchange.

The Standard Bank Group currently employs over 55 000 staff members, is present in 20 African countries and is the biggest banking group by assets in Africa.

The JSE listed company is one of the countries 4 full-service banks, and owns a large stake in Liberty Holdings Limited, a South African listed insurance company.​

Closing Date: 31 August 2018.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)




Oasis Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

The Oasis Group, founded in 1997, is an international fund management operation. The companies products are catergorized into 3 areas: Savings products (which include: Endowment and Collective Investment Schemes); Pre-retirement products (which include: Retirement Fund, Retirement Annuity Fund, Preservation Pension Fund and Preservation Provident Fund); Post-retirement products (which include: Pension Annuity).

Headquartered in Cape Town, the company operates across South Africa (with offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town), as well as in Ireland (with an offshore subsidiary in Dublin).​

Closing Date: 21 August 2018.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)





SKA South Africa/ SARAO Bursaries 2018 – 2019

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) (previously known as “SKA SA”) is managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

SARAO will soon be known as the creators of the biggest multi radio telescope ever constructed, which will produce science that provides greater understanding of the universe. The SARAO will be collocated in Africa and Australia, with the African one being built in South Africa and 8 other countries in Africa.

Construction of the SARAO is planned to commence at the start of 2019, it should have a total collection area of 1 km2 and initial observations are scheduled for 2022. The project is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Closing Date: Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant: 31 July 2018.

Research Project for Doctoral and Masters Research: 31 July 2018.

Doctoral and Masters Bursary: 1 August 2018.

(Applications submitted after these date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)





Petra Diamonds Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

Petra Diamonds Ltd, founded in 1997 by Adonis Pouroulis, is a diamond mining group with interests in 8 producing mines across Tanzania and South Africa, as well as a Botswana based exploration programme. The companies goal has moved from exploration to production, making them one of Africa’s biggest independent diamond producers.

The company owns the Cullinan Diamond Mine, infamously known for producing the largest polished and rough diamond in the world.

In South Africa, Petra Diamonds operates 4 underground kimberlite diamond producing mines, which include Finsch; Kimberley Underground; Cullinan and Koffiefontein.​

Closing Date: None – submission of applications are open all year round and students are welcome to apply at any time.





Mintek Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

Mintek is a proudly South African provider of metallurgical engineering and mineral processing products and services, founded in 1934. They are the countries national mineral research organisation and one of the top technology organisations across the globe.


The companies 10 technical divisions include: Biotechnology; Mineralogy; Minerals Processing; Hydrometallurgy; Pyrometallurgy; Analytical Services; Advanced Materials; Mineral Economics & Strategy; Measurement And Control Solutions and Small Scale Mining & Beneficiation​.

Closing Date: 31 July 2018.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)



National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) Bursary 2018 – 2019

The history of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) dates back to 1947, when the National Physical Research Laboratory wad formed. They form part of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Infrastructure (TI) Institutes.

The companies mission is to provide an appropriate measurement standards to the industry, environmental, health and safety sectors of SA. NMISA’s four core values include: Good Governance; Social Responsibility; Economic prosperity and Measurement Excellence.

NMISA aims to develop and maintain both primary and secondary standards for our country and to compare these standards against international standards to attain global comparability.​

Closing Date: 31 July 2018.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)




CHIETA Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) was established by the Skills Development Act (1998) and began operating in 2000. CHIETA was established in order to assist with skills development within the chemical industries sector, as well as to guarantee that required skills are identified and addressed by SETA initiatives and the sector.

The statutory body has the vision of providing education and training to the chemical industries sector that is in line with global standards.​

Closing date: 31 July 2018 (at 15:00).

(Applications for 2019 will open on 4 June 2018.)

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)





HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is just 1 of South Africa’s 21 Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs). The HWSETA is responsible for training, education and skills development requirements of veterinary, health and social development and sectors of the country.

The HWSETA aims to up-skill health and social development workers, in order that they may provide world-class quality services. Their core values include: Transparency; Transformation; Integrity and Service Excellence.​

Closing Date: 30 July 2018.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)




The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing nd/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2019 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.​

Application form

Closing date for bursary applications: 30 September 2018



DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme)

Since 1992, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI, referred to by its German acronym Deutsche Akademische Flüchtlingsinitiative) has provided scholarships to more than 6.000 deserving refugees worldwide to study at universities in their host country and, more recently, in their country of origin upon return. Financed by the Government of Germany, DAFI has been and remains a unique opportunity for refugees to continue higher education while outside their country of origin. Through scholarships for university education, DAFI contributes to the search for durable solutions for individuals of concern under UNHCR’s mandate, who through this support have been enabled to provide vital support towards the reconstruction of conflict affected countries. ​

NOTE: All applications should be delivered directly to StudyTrust, 10B Clamart Road, Richmond, Johannesburg. 

Email: dafi.applications@studytrust.org.za 

Fax: 086 563 7495

Closing date for submitting 2019 DAFI application is 31 October 2018. 

Late applications will not be considered.




Capitec Bank: Bursary Programme 2019

 

We are offering exciting bursary opportunities for 2019 to attract talented individuals who are studying towards a relevant undergraduate and/or post-graduate degree within selected fields.

If you are keen to…

  • Obtain financial assistance

  • Have an opportunity to kick start your career

  • Have the prospects to become part of a growing organisation​



Big Data Africa School

The Human Capital Development Programme of South African Radio Astronomy Organisation (SARAO) are currently looking for excellent science and engineering students with an interest in data science to participate in our Big Data Africa Summer School in September 2018.​

Deadline: 30 June 2018




Resident Assistant at Stanford University Center in Cape Town

 

Stanford University in Cape Town, South Africa seeks a committed and enthusiastic recent university graduate, postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher to live with and mentor Stanford University students at the Stanford Center in Cape Town as a Resident Assistant (RA).  The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a resident leader in a communal living setting or as a House Warden.  The Resident Assistant will be assigned for a 12-month period August 15, 2018 – September 15, 2019.

The RA is the key liaison for Stanford students’ residential life in Cape Town.  The RA will live in the student residence in Cape Town and help to build a strong, healthy residential learning community. The RA is expected to positively contribute to a residential environment that enhances student academic progress and success; to promote the intellectual and cultural life of the residence; to create opportunities for students to explore and clarify their interests, values and attitudes; to build inclusive and reflective environments in which differences of background and belief are explored; to participate in and help coordinate Program and house activities; to know and explain University and program policies; and to be available to students, to encourage student responsibility and accountability. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 25, 2018

START DATE:  August 15, 2018





FLAIR Fellowships

 Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships are for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.

Each FLAIR Fellowship will be for two years initially and will offer up to £150,000 per year, alongside a programme of support to develop fellows as independent research leaders including training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK and to develop international collaborations.​

This scheme is now open to applications and will close at 3.00pm UK time on Wednesday 20 June 2018.





SANSA - SANAP Engineering Bursary 2018

2019 call is open!! All existing bursars should reapply and we urge new applicants to take the plunge for 2019 funding. Students  pursuing their Postgraduate qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

For Bursary Ad ....Click Here​





SARAO Postgraduate Bursary Call for Applications

 

Please take note of the following pertaining to Masters and Doctoral bursary applications:

1. Masters and Doctoral students apply separately and are reviewed separately. There is a separate application form for Doctoral applicants and a separate one for Masters Applicants. 

2. Please note that there are two parallel processes involved in the Masters and Doctoral bursary applications:

Process 1: Students apply for bursaries using the online Masters or Doctoral applications forms. 

1.      They do not need a supervisor or topic at this stage. 

2.      There is a section in the application forms where they select from a list of research areas to indicate what area they are interested in, but this does not affect their chances of getting a bursary.

3.      Their applications are reviewed by a panel on academic merit, reference letters etc. 

4.      The call is now open and you can direct students to the online system: https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

Process 2: In parallel, we have opened the call to Supervisors to submit Research Projects Proposals for Masters and Doctoral Students. 

1.      Supervisors must submit full proposals as per the guidelines in the application guide, which is provided with the online application form. Application forms are also available at https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za.

2.      Supervisors may not submit the same project for Doctoral and Masters. Such applications will NOT be considered. Submit as many proposals as you wish, BUT please keep Masters and Doctoral projects separate

3.      The projects proposals will be evaluated and those deemed to satisfy the required criteria will be approved.

4.      The approved projects proposals will be made available to the shortlisted (panel-recommended) Masters and Doctoral students. 

The recommended Masters and Doctoral bursary students will be given the opportunity to review all the approved projects proposals and to get in contact with the relevant supervisors. In parallel, the application forms of the recommended students will be distributed to all supervisors of approved projects. 

IMPORTANT also to note: Postdoctoral Fellowships - The Postdoctoral call opens on 15 June 2018.

Students apply for bursaries using the online Masters or Doctoral applications forms​

Supervisors to submit Research Projects Proposals for Masters and Doctoral Students


Human Capital Development Programme from the South African Radio Astronomy Organisation

The Human Capital Development Programme from the South African Radio Astronomy Organisation (SARAO) are looking for excellent science and engineering graduates to join our organisation through internship opportunities in 2019.​




South African Radio Astronomy Observatory Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant Bursary Programme

 

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory is pleased to announce the opening for Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant Bursary Programme Call for Applications for 2019. Applicants must apply online 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 me on the details below:

Ms Annah Mashemola Telephone: 0114422434. 

E-mail: amashemola@ska.ac.za​





DAFF Bursaries

 

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2019 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. Closing date 30 Sep 2018.

Detailed information available on these links:

Bursary Advert 2019 Academic Year

2019 Undergraduate Application Form

2019 Postgraduate Application Form​


Southern Cross University Tuition Fee Scholarship 

 Opportunities for prospective students wishing to pursue a Higher Degree Research award in Australia.

Applications for 20 full Tuition Fee Scholarships are now open for international students wishing to study Higher​Degree Research awards (Professional Doctorate, Masters by Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy) at Southern Cross University in Australia.

Applications will close when we have confirmed 20 successful scholarship recipients. Successful applicants will be notified by email, and invited to participate in a “zoom” interview prior to an offer of scholarship being sent to them confirming the scholarship offer.​

Application Form... Click Here





Fellowship opportunity for early career researchers

Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships 2018 for African early career researchers ( £150,000 per year grant)

Application Deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2018 https://goo.gl/NLEpYU

Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships are for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.

Each FLAIR Fellowship will be for two years initially and will offer up to £150,000 per year, alongside a programme of support to develop fellows as independent research leaders including training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK and to develop international collaborations.





MSCA-IF 2018 UJA Postdoctoral invitation

 

The Universidad de Jaén (UJA) will be happy to host new researchers within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships programme (MSCA-IF 2017).

The submission deadline is 12th September 2018. For further information on the application requirements, please refer to the MSCA Work Programme or contact us at the UJA International Projects Office:




2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

The organizers of the ICSU Gender Gap in Science project have assembled a Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists, and would like to invite you all to participate in the survey. 

Please see below a letter of invitation from the Survey Coordinators Marie-Francoise Roy Mei-Hung Chiu. The same letter is attached, in English as well in French, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. 

As women in the sciences with invaluable experiences and insights on this issue, we strongly encourage you to take the survey, which is available on the website in seven languages. Thank you for contributing to reduce the gender gap in science around the world. ​




Scholarship and Fellowship-holders Travel Grants - New Application Process

In an effort to streamline the scholarships and fellowships travel grant application process, the NRF has decided to put a more structured call process in place. The travel grant call will now open four times a year and applications will be processed accordingly. 

Calls will open in February, May, August and November. Outcomes for each call will be communicated to institutions at the end of the month following each call.​





Embassy of France in South Africa PhD Grants 2018

 The French Embassy scholarship program offers grants to facilitate in the international academic and

scientific mobility of South African and non-South African researchers to French Higher Education

institutions.

The program offers the opportunity for doctoral students to integrate into French establishments for

specified time periods in order to participate in collaborative research as part of their doctoral

research project.

This program forms part of the commitment between France and South Africa to establish fruitful

partnerships between the universities while building a vast network of academic and professional

contacts.

Grants are awarded for a stay in France of 3 to 6 months per year, renewable for up to three years.​





Fellowship

We would like to inform you that several PhD and post-doctoral fellowship offered by TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, have just opened their Calls for Application or have Calls opening June 1:

Fellowships with deadline 31 July - open now

  • SN Bose PhD and Postdoc Fellowships - India. For young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences (chemistry, physics and mathematics) - age limit 35 - OR who wish to continue postdoctoral research in these fields - age limit 45. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-sn-bose-postgraduate-fellowship-programme (PhD fellowship); https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-sn-bose-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme (Postdoc fellowship)
  • TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Thailand. For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand; age limit 40. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-biotec-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme
  • TWAS-NCP Postdoctoral Fellowship - Pakistan. For early career scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in physical sciences (physics, astronomy, space and earth sciences) in departments and laboratories of the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-ncp-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme

 Fellowships with deadline 31 August - open now

  • TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate and Postdoc Fellowship Programmes - Pakistan. For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) in Karachi -  age limit 35 - OR who wish to pursue postdoctoral research at the institute in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry - age limit 45. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postgraduate-fellowship-programme (PhD fellowship); https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-iccbs-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme (Postdoc fellowship). 

 Fellowships with deadline 31 August - opening June 1

  • TWAS-UPM Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme - Malaysia. For early career scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue advanced research in the natural sciences at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Selangor, Malaysia. All fields of natural science are eligible. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-upm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme
  • TWAS-USM Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programmes - Malaysia. For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies towards a PhD degree in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia - age limit 35 - OR for early career scientists who wish to pursue advanced research at the institute in the natural sciences - no age limit. https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postgraduate-fellowship-programme (PhD fellowship); https://twas.org/opportunity/twas-usm-postdoctoral-fellowship-programme (Postdoc fellowship)

OWSD members are strongly encouraged to apply for these fellowships, and please share these opportunities with your networks as well.

Questions about any of the fellowships may be sent to fellowships@twas.org.​

Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-time Studies for 2019​

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce a call for applications for Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-time Studies in 2019.

In the process of reducing the high volume of applications received yearly, duplication of applications into different programmes and increasing the turnaround time to informing successful applicants, the NRF has consolidated all the Masters and Doctoral scholarship programmes such as DAAD, Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral studies, NRF Freestanding, Innovation, Scarce Skill Development Fund (SSDF), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Doctoral and The Southern African Systems Analysis Center (SASAC) in this framework document.

These scholarships are open to South African citizens or permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a South African public university in 2019 on a full-time basis only.

Scholarships are intended to support Masters and Doctoral candidates to pursue research studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas at public universities.

Applicants must apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and funding guide. The application deadline is 15 June 2018 for funding in 2019. The Designated Authority (DA) closing date is 29 June 2018. Internal Closing Date: 11 June 2018

Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

Please note:

Institutional DAs must validate all applications no later than 29 June 2018.  Institutions are required to set their own internal closing dates to enable validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF for review.

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact an NRF contact person listed below:

· Ms Fulufhelo Malamatsho: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4166.

 Email: fulufhelo.malamatsho@nrf.ac.za

· Ms Zethu Ntsoane: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4105

Email: zethu.maseko@nrf.ac.za

· Ms Melissa Govender: Professional Officer: GMSA. Telephone: 012 481 4311 Email: melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za

· Ms Thandeka Mthethwa: Professional Officer: GMSA Telephone: 012 481 4163 Email address:thandeka.mthethwa@nrf.ac.za

· Mr Sello Moloi: Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE). Telephone: 012 481 4249. Email: sello.moloi@nrf.ac.za

· Mr Sam Sibiya: Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE). Telephone: 012 481 4307. Email: sam.sibiya@nrf.ac.za

University Contact Person

Mr Kirk Haupt- Designated Authority (UWC): Telephone: 021 959 2039. E-Mail: khaupt@uwc.ac.za

For SASAC related enquiries, please contact:

· Dr Priscilla Mensah: Director-HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4396

  Email: Priscilla.mensah@nrf.ac.za​

SARAO  call for Hosts/ Supervisors for Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

 SARAO will soon be issuing a call for applications to fill five postdoctoral fellowships in 2019.

The fellowships are awarded for a period of two years, renewable every six months based on progress (plus one additional year if agreed to by the host university, the postdoctoral fellow and the SKA SA).

The value of a postdoctoral fellowship for the current year is ZAR370,000 per annum (non-taxable), and this amount is supplemented by travel and equipment grants. There is no relocation grant for postdoctoral fellowships and fellowships are only tenable at a South African university.​

Closing date 16 MAY 2018





2018/19 Postgraduate Research Bursary Programme

 

Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) invites postgraduate students to apply for research grants.

The Food and beverage Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority, often referred to as the foodBev SETA, is a vehicle that facilitates skills development for the sector as promulgated in the skills Development Act of 98 as amended. The skills policy is further articulated in the Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), now in its third iteration for the period 2011/12-2017/18, referred to as 'NSDS lll is the overarchig strategic guide for the skills development while providing diretion to sector skills planning and implementation for the SETAs. South Africa in general has suffered a shortage of sectoral research and development and innovation capacity to better inform skills planning and implementation(Department of Higher Education and Training, 2011). Outcome 4.2.4 (Relevent research and development and innovation capacity is developed and innovative research projects established) of the NSDS lll clearly defines activities that need to be executed by SETAs to achieve this NSDS lll outcome.

Closing date for new applications for the 2018 Research Bursaries is 31May 2018​

For application form Click Here



The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA

 

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) invites you to nominate suitable candidates for the 2018 TWAS Young Affiliates. The honour is given to researchers from developing nations who have at least 10 international publications. The nominees should show potential for a high-impact career. During their five-year tenure, Young Affiliates build networks with other affiliates and with elected TWAS Fellows. They also attend international conferences such as the TWAS General Meeting where they make contributions and are exposed to mentoring as well as collaboration opportunities. The five selected TWAS Young Affiliates will also be part of and work closely with the TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) which was established in 2016 during the 27th TWAS General Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. Please disseminate the call further to your colleagues, research institutions in your country, researchers and all your databases.

To be eligible, the nominated scientists must be aged 40 or less on 1st January of the year in which they are selected, living and working in a developing country for at least the past three years and have an excellent track record of at least 10 international publications in peer reviewed journals. Self-Nomination is also acceptable. Nominations of female and young scientists from Science and Technological Lagging Countries is highly encouraged.


Nominations are invited from TWAS and AAS fellows, Members of National Academies and fellows, Members of National Young Academies of Science, Research Institutions, Research Councils, Universities, Government entities and other such bodies that have or know this talent in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kindly use the attached nomination form to submit your nomination.

All nominations must be forwarded to twasrossa@assaf.org.za by 31 May 2018. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.  

For more information about the call, contact Mr Kholani Mbhiza at twasrossa@assaf.org.za or call +27 12 349 6638.  

Holland Scholarship

 

This scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

Holland Scholarship(1.4 MB)

Scholarship

The scholarship amounts to € 5,000. You will receive this in the first year of your studies. Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.

Grant award period

The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.

Application criteria

Your nationality is non-EEA.

You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s programme at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions. 

You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice. You can find these on the website of the institution.

You do not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.​

You can now apply for the 2018-2019 academic year. The deadline for application is either 1 February 2018 or 1 May 2018. Please check the website of the institution of your choice to confirm the correct deadline.

Click read more to apply: 





Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme 2018

Call for Scholarship Applications For Female Applicants Only For Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)​

CLOSING DATE: 30th April 2018




Abe Bailey Travel Bursary: 2018

 

The Trustees of the Abe Bailey Trust are calling for applications for the annual travel bursary to the United Kingdom. 

Date of Tour: 26st November 2018 – 22th December 2018

Cape Town –United Kingdom

Aim

Leadership Development Towards Nation Building

Eligibility

Senior (3rd year and above) students/junior staff members 

Age 25 years or less

South Africans

Leadership qualities and Academically strong

To apply:

Please submit a short CV containing the following details:

Name, address and contact details

Date of birth and nationality

Schools attended

Matriculation year and results

University qualifications and results

Extra-curricular activities at school and university

Social and community service

Leadership activities

Other documents

Copy of Identity document

A brief statement of  the dates and purpose of any previous visits undertaken to the UK

A letter of motivation

Three reference letters reporting on character, leadership and personality

Please submit applications to the Financial Aid Helpdesk, Prefab Building behind Administration, before or on 18 MAY 2018


The CSIR MSc and PhD scholarships

 

The CSIR is offering MSc and PhD scholarships in a range of disciplines that address earth system science. If your areas of expertise are in: physics, chemistry, maths, statistics, computer science, engineering, marine biology, and/or botany; You   can   apply   it   to   SOCCO's   research   areas:   carbon,   physics,   iron chemistry, biogeochemistry, bio-optics and climate modelling.SOCCO  is  a  CSIR‐led  programme  at  the  forefront  of  addressing  the science of the role of the ocean in the global climate challenge. Our research focus is on understanding how the Southern Ocean influences the global links between carbon and climate.

To learn more about what SOCCO does, click here.

For more information, contact Dr Sandy Thomalla SThomalla@csir.co.za  

Deadline for applications is the 30th of April 2018.​

To apply for an MSc bursary, Click Here

For a PhD bursary, click read more:



African Critical Inquiry Programme: Call for applications for the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards

 The African Critical Inquiry Programme is pleased to announce the 2018 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Awards to support African doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled at South African universities and conducting dissertation research on relevant topics. Grant amounts vary depending on research plans, with a maximum award of ZAR 40,000.

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) seeks to advance inquiry and debate about the roles and practice of public culture, public cultural institutions and public scholarship in shaping identities and society in Africa. The ACIP is committed to collaboration between scholars and the makers of culture/history, and to fostering inquiry into the politics of knowledge production, the relationships between the colonial/apartheid and the postcolonial/postapartheid, and the importance of critical pluralism as against nationalist discourse. ACIP is a partnership between the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the Laney Graduate School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).​

Closing date: Applications and referees’ letters must be received on or before Tuesday 1 May 2018. Incomplete applications and applications that do not conform to format guidelines will not be considered.


NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION AND EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

 Call for applications for - South African postdoctoral researchers interested in undertaking research visits to ERC funded teams

Applicant Closing Date: 18 May 2018

Designated Authority Closing Date: 25 May 2018

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) entered into an agreement with the European Commission (EC), appointing the NRF and the European Research Council (ERC) as implementing agencies for this partnership. The aim of the agreement is to provide South African Postdoctoral researchers opportunities to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues already supported through EU-funded ERC grants. The collaboration is intended to enable South African postdoctoral researchers supported through the NRF postdoctoral fellowships to undertake research visits to ERC-supported teams. It is therefore expected that collaborations will occur in similar areas of scientific pursuit and on topics of mutual interest. South African researchers should therefore, go through the attached list of European projects interested in finding a South African postdoc to host as part of their research team.

All South African applications must be submitted electronically to the NRF at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.  A detailed call document is attached.

Key dates:

Call opens: 3 April 2018

Call closes: 18 May 2018

Designated Authorities have until 25 May 2018 to submit applications to the NRF.

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

NRF Contacts:

Kholofelo Mampeule

Knowledge Advancement and Support

Tel: +27 12 481 4298

Email: kholofelo.mampeule@nrf.ac.za

Jan Phalane

Grants Management and Systems Administration

Tel: +27 12 481 4157

Email: jan.phalane@nrf.ac.za​

Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships

 

This Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000, generously provided by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries. ECWS fellows will be supported for two years to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes, to build up research groups that will attract international visitors, and to link with industry.


The fellowship provides funding for a wide range of expenses, including equipment, consumables, research visits, exchanges and programmes, teaching and assistance, information resources, product development and linking with industry, outreach, communications and networking, and other expenses. A full list of eligible expenses is available in the Call for Applications. Fellows will also take part in two training workshops on leadership and entrepreneurial skills.


The application must be submitted through our online system. The link to the online application will be available on the OWSD website by 30 June 2018. However, all details about the application and the required supporting documents are already available on our website. We recommend that applicants begin to prepare their project proposals and applications immediately.

The deadline for completed online applications is 31 August 2018.

A short video about the fellowship and how it will benefit women scientists starting their careers can also be viewed here:​ Click Here​

For the Call for Applications click read more:




​Sub-Saharan Regional Fellowships

 

Requirements :

  • Having obtained Ph.D. degree in Life or Physical Sciences or pursuing studies leading to a Ph.D. degree
  • Having the nationality of a Sub-Saharan African country
  • Working in a Research Laboratory or Institution in one of the region’s countries or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a University in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for PhD and not more than 45 years for Post-doctoral​
Deadline: 30th April 2018



Individual Fellowships (IF)

 WHO CAN APPLY?

This action is for experienced researchers from across the world. Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.

WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?

All research areas can be funded. MSCA Fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines – from physics to linguistics, and from health-sciences to mathematical modelling.

WHAT THE FUNDING COVERS

The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organisation, usually a university, research centre or a company in Europe.

HOW DO I APPLY?

You submit a research proposal, including your CV. The proposal is written jointly with your chosen host organisation(s).​ click read more to apply:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:45





The Schwarzman Scholars Application is Live!

 

We are excited to announce that the Schwarzman Scholars application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available. We look forward to meeting another outstanding group of talented, young leaders from across the globe.The importance of our mission, to build greater understanding between China and the rest of the world, couldn’t be more evident today. The third class of 142 Schwarzman Scholars will matriculate at Tsinghua this August with 40% of the cohort coming from the United States, 20% from China, and 40% from the rest of the world.

The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts – successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead and produce results in their fields and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives.​

The U.S./Global application opened April 16th and will close at 11:59PM on September 27, 2018. (The deadline for candidates who hold passports from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao is May 31st.

To apply now click read more:





NRF-Nuffic South-African Doctoral Scholarships

In recognition of the long standing collaboration between South Africa and the Netherlands in education and research, and with the ambition to strengthen postgraduate training while enhancing sustainable collaboration between South African and Dutch higher education institutions (HEIs), an agreement was signed in 2017 between the NRF and Nuffic (Netherlands organisation for internationalisation in education represented locally in South Africa by Nuffic’s Netherlands Education Support Office.

Doctoral scholarships will be provided for South African citizens and permanent residents to study full-time in the Netherlands (i.e. single site mode). Institutional level agreements between Dutch HEIs and Partner Institutions in South Africa to enable full-time joint doctoral degrees will also be supported (i.e. split site mode)​

Call closes: 14 May 2018

Closing date for applicants submitting applications in the single site mode is also 14 May 2018

To apply click read more: 






NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2019 in the following categories:

·       DST- NRF- Freestanding Postdoctoral Fellowships;

·       DST- NRF- Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships; and

·       DST- NRF- DHET - Scarce Skills Development Fund: Postdoctoral Fellowships

The application deadline for applicants is Friday, 11 May 2018.  Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. 

For more information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the attached Framework and Application and Funding Guide. 

Designated Authorities (DAs) at the Research Offices of the different Institutions have until Wednesday, 24 May 2018 to validate the applications.  Institutions must set their own internal closing dates, so as to enable internal validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF.

Should you require further assistance, please contact an NRF contact person listed below:

Mr Malose Ledwaba - Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD). Telephone: 012 481 4236. E-mail: Malose.Ledwaba@nrf.ac.za

Ms Zodwa Mahlangu - Liaison Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA) Telephone: 012 481 4114.  E-mail: Zodwa.Mahlangu@nrf.ac.za

University Contact Person

Mr Kirk Haupt- Designated Authority (UWC): Telephone: 021 959 2039. E-Mail: khaupt@uwc.ac.za

Kindly advertise this call within your institution, Faculties and Departments

Link to Framework NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Click read more for application and guidelines 



AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy 2018

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy to be held in Trieste, Italy, from 20 to 24 August 2018.​

Deadline: 9 April 2018




The Global Young Academy (GYA)

The GloSYS Africa Survey is aimed at early career researchers in and from Africa with either a Master’s or PhD degree earned within the last ten years. They are looking for researchers within and outside Academia in any discipline to share their experiences. You can personally contribute to helping them improve the research environment in Africa by completing the short survey (available both in English and in French) and by sharing the survey widely via your professional and social networks. GloSYS is on Facebook and Twitter and you can help by sharing the survey there. Click on read more for survey.



BACHELOR AND MASTER STUDENTS FROM SOUTH AFRICAN PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

 2 grants in total are available for award.

The applicants should submit:

1. A fully signed learning agreement (by the applicant, the sending and the receiving institution). I attach the form.

2. Transcript of records (in case of Master students, two transcripts of records: one for Bachelor studies, and another for the Master courses already taken)

3. Motivation letter (in free format)

4. One recommendation letter to be sent directly by their referee to me by email at coordinacion@a-4u.eu before 22 March 2018 deadline.

5. Support letter (issued by International Office, coordinator of Erasmus+ mobilities or a person responsible), which indicates the average mark of the transcript/s of records, and confirms that the applicant has at least B1 level of English.​




Mandela Rhodes scholarships

 Mandela Rhodes Foundation

These aim to build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa by enabling students to pursue their postgraduate degree at a recognised South-African university or tertiary institution. Scholarships include funds for tuition, accommodation, meals, and travel for up to two years.

Closing date: 15 Apr 18  

Click Here




Mwalimu Nyerere scholarship programme

 

African Union

This encourages the participation of young female African postgraduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Scholarships are tenable for up to three years and cover tuition, travel, equipment allowances and a monthly stipend of USD 500.

Closing date: 30 Apr 18 ​ Click Here





Would you like to study abroad at Leiden University?

 

Exchange students:

Exchange students come to Leiden University as part of a reciprocal exchange programme with a partner university. Participating students do not pay tuition fees to Leiden University, but remain registered with, and pay tuition to, their home university. Exchange students must be nominated by their home university. ​




TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme

 

Postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, can go on a ‘Cooperation Visit’ lasting three months to an institute in Germany.


Hosting Countries: Germany

Eligible nationality: Sub-Saharan African countries

Minimum degree heldPhD

Duration: 3 months

Deadline:31 March 2018​




External Bursaries for 2018 academic year

 

The City of Cape Town will be offering bursaries for full-time studies at approved tertiary institutions to those persons residing in the greater Cape Metropolitan Area. Candidates who are registered for an undergraduate/postgraduate (PG) degree/diploma in one of the approved City of Cape Town scarce skills fields of study in 2018 are encouraged to apply.

A list of the approved fields of study may be viewed at the listed municipal offices, all libraries as well as on the City’s websites.

Closing Date: 16 February 2018





Scholarships for Studies in China, Russia, Sweden and Hungary

Chinese Government Scholarship

Deadline of applications 7 March 2018

Russian Government Scholarship

Deadline of applications 16 February 2018

Swedish institute study Scholarship

Deadline of applications 15 January 2018

Hungarian Government Scholarship

Deadline of applications 16 February 2018




Exchange opportunities for PG Students and Staff to University of Vallodolid, Spain

We are very glad to let you know that the 1st Call for Applications within the framework of the International Credit Mobility (2017-2019) project with the University of Valladolid (Erasmus+ KA107-36589) has been issued. 

Deadline for applications is February 28th, 2018 (23:59 Central European Time CET)

The call is open to all Postgraduate students and staff.​

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us sending an email to ka107.erasmusplus@uva.es and copy Division for Postgraduate Studies at lholtman@uwc.ac.za (also for UWC specific queries).

Applicant's Guide with all the information to apply for the opportunities Click Here​






PhD candidates can apply for a 2018 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship

Applications are open for 2018 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, enabling PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The applicant’s home university must have an institutional or departmental link with the proposed UK university. These scholarships are offered through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). Applications close on 15 February 2018.​





Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

Applications are now open for fully-funded Master’s scholarships hosted by nine ACU member universities in 10 Commonwealth countries, including Bangladesh, Jamaica, and Rwanda. The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a living allowance and a return flight, and are open to citizens of any Commonwealth country. Find out more about the host universities, available courses and how to apply here. Applications close on 11 March 2018.




Africa PhD Fellowship Program

Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google Africa PhD Fellowship Program has been created to support and recognize outstanding students pursuing or looking to pursue PhD level studies in computer science and related areas. The Google Africa PhD Fellowship program for 2018 is now open for application until 11:59pm GMT on Friday 19th January 2018. Review the steps below to learn more about how the Fellowship works, eligibility requirements and the application process​. Apply Here​







Study in Italy - Padova International Excellence Scholarship Programme

How to apply: you can apply for the scholarship directly when completing the application form of the chosen Degree Course 

When to apply: online applications are now open and close on 28 February 2018. 




NRF FREE-STANDING MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2018

Note:


Please read through the instructions BEFORE making an enquiry (pgschool@uwc.ac.za  or 021 9592039)

Please complete all compulsory sections by the 30 January 2018. ​






The Ada and Bertie Levenstein Bursary for Masters Studies for 2018

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) invites applications for a Bursary to study for a Masters degree in the:

Medical/Health Sciences
Natural Sciences, 
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary research related to the above fields

The closing date for the above bursaries is the 30 January 2018.


The Steering committee will approve the selections and the final approval will be communicated to successful grantees by the end of February 2018.​








VARIOUS FULLY AND PARTIALLY FUNDED INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND STUDY  OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE

Please click on the read more:







Call for Applications: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2019-2020

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue a Masters or Doctoral degree at a United States university in any subject (excludes studies that require contact with patients).  Grants are awarded for two years towards one degree – Masters or Doctorate (renewable each year).  Students are selected through a rigorous application and interview process and receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing and health insurance to a comprehensive pre-departure Orientation and re-entry session.

 
Applications open for 2019-2020 to begin study in the United States from August 2019. Apply between December 1, 2017 – April 22, 2018.
 
Application Link: Click Here
 
Eligibility
  • Be a SA citizen (Non-SA citizens are required to apply in their country of citizenship, even if they are resident in SA)
  • Have a four-year bachelors degree, a three-year bachelors degree plus honors year, or a four-year B-Tech degree when applying for Masters
  • Have a Master’s degree when applying for a Doctoral degree
  • For Non-Degree studies: Must be registered for PhD with a South African university
 
What do we look for in our applicants?
  • Academic excellence
  • Required scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for each specific field of study
  • Clearly written study objectives
  • Demonstrable ambassadorial skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of South African culture,
  • Experience and interest in extracurricular and community activities,
  • Evidence of ambition and leadership potential, and
  • A desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning.​





MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Non-European students

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Sciences Po aims to support 120 talented African students through their studies and to offer the next generation of leaders a world-class social science education, so they can go on to become changemakers in their home countries.

Over six years (2017 - 2022), the Scholars Program will fund:

  • 20 scholarships to complete the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts programme, Africa specialisation
  • 40 scholarships to complete a Master's programme at one of our seven graduate schools
  • 60 scholarships reserved for Mastercard Foundation Scholars studying at other partner universities and who would like to attend Sciences Po Summer School.


Harvard University Scholarships 2018 (Fully Funded)


Harvard University is offering scholarships for undergraduat and graduate international students to help them attend Harvard. To create a more diverse community in campus, the Harvard University scholarships are being offered to not hinder the financial limitation of many international students from attending one of the best universities in the world. over the years, many international students have received Harvard University scholarships and became very successful after they have graduated.​

The application for both Masters and PHD program opens in September. However, the admission deadline differ for different areas of study. The most common application deadlines are December 1, December 15, or January 2. Check with the department of your field of study for spercific deadlines for your field of study.​





New Zealand Development Scholarship and Commonwealth Scholarship 2019

Subjects that can improve the social and economic development of your country.

Priority Sectors:

Agriculture development

Renewable energy​


Applications open in early 2018 for studies beginning in early 2019. Read application dates for more information. It is recommended that potential applicants start preparing early due to the long application process.​




Australia Awards 2018

·         Agricultural Productivity
·         Extractives
·         Public Policy

Applications open: 1st September 2017
Closing Date: 15th January 2018




Australia Awards 2019

Priority areas are:

·         Agricultural Productivity
·         Extractives
·         Public Policy (education, public health, trade, public financial administration, infrastructure, road safety and social policy)
Applications will also be considered in the following sectors:
·         Climate Change
·         Environmental Management
·         Water Management
·         Gender Studies
·         Social Development​
Closing Date: 15 December 2017





Chevening Scholarship 2019

Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.​​

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships are closed. They will reopen in August 2018 for opportunities to study in the UK in 2019/2020.




Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology​

For more information on the scholarship and how to apply Click Here

For information on the programme and how to apply for admission: ​Click Here

Closing Date: 2nd January 2018

DST-NRF INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME​

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment. This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in acquiring work experience in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the provinces stated​

Closing date for submitting applications: 14 November 2017


For Advert Click Here

For Application link Click Here



NRF Honours and final year B Tech Block Grant Bursaries for 2018

The National Research Foundation (NRF) awards bursaries to students pursuing full-time, Honours’ and final year B Tech studies at South African public universities. The Freestanding and Innovation bursaries are funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Scarce Skills and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Pipeline bursaries are funded by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the National Skills Fund (NSF).​

Internal Closing Date: 10 January 2018

Applicant’s Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Designated Authority Closing Date: 16 February 2018

Application and Funding Guide NRF Honours and final year B Tech 2018

Framework NRF Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries 2018

For Application link Click Here​

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UWC IPUMS-DHS Training Description

Division for Postgraduate Studies invites you to a workshop on: IPUMS-DHS a powerful new resource to access Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data:

The Workshop

IPUMS-DHS is a powerful new resource to access Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data, the primary over-time source of information on women and children's health in African countries. Despite DHS' incredible value, barriers have limited the use of this data for comparisons across countries and over time: the need to download and merge a multitude of files, many containing thousands of variables; the difficulty of determining which variables are included in each sample; inconsistent question wording across years, and dispersed documentation. IPUMS-DHS eliminates these barriers, making analyses of DHS data across time and countries dramatically easier, and paving the way for sophisticated and powerful new studies in many research domains.  


 Date: 3 November 2017

Time: 13h00 to 16h30

Venue: CLC Computer room Ground Floor Life Sciences Building, UWC 





HartRAO Laser Ranging bursaries 

The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for two postgraduate bursaries, commencing during late 2017 / early 2018. Successful applicants must be able to commence with their Masters or Doctoral studies during 2018. Applicants must have obtained their qualifying degree after 2012, or must have been actively involved in some relevant activities since / while obtaining their degree.​  

Closing date for applications: 15 October 2017






DST–CSIR INTER-BURSARY SUPPORT PROGRAMME

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.

Opening date: Monday, 14 August 2017

Closing date: Friday, 29 September 2017​ ....   

                                                               

DHET - International Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of scholarship opportunities currently available for South African students to undertake studies, research and exchanges in other countries. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) coordinates several such scholarships, while others are managed by other international, national and provincial departments or government agencies. Scholarships are for South African citizens and require a commitment to return to South African upon completion of studies.​ 

Please refer to the read more link for available scholarships and opening and closing dates




ERNST & ETHEL ERIKSEN TRUST

Study Grants for Masters and Doctorate Degrees

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.

Applications 2018

Opening: 1 August

Closing: 30 September

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.​​


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DST-NRF INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME INVITATION TO HOST INTERNS IN 2018/2019​

The DST-NRF Internship Programme 2018/2019 call is open until 19 September 2017.  If you are able to host an intern in your research unit I would like to ask that you provide the information below as the application will be done from a central place for the 2018 call as per the revised rules of the DST-NRF internship programme.

In order to add you as a mentor you must have a profile on the NRF database and I will need the following from you as soon as possible so that I can load you as a potential mentor.  The DST-NRF has the final decision on who is finally allocated interns. 


Please click here is see all the information requested









​2nd Call for Applications - Erasmus+ KA107-24005 - University of Valladolid. Deadline: 06/10/2017 (23:59 CET)​

 

We are very glad to let you know that the Second Call for Applications within the framework of the International Credit Mobility project with the UVa (Erasmus+ KA107-24005) has been issued. As you know, the deadline for applications is October 6, 2017 (23:59 CET).




The 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application is now open!​

We are looking for demonstrated leaders between the ages of 25-35 years old, who are doing innovative work in the areas of Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership or Public Management to apply for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.  Finalists will spend six weeks in the U.S.  July-August 2018 at different U.S. universities exploring issues of leadership in the above areas along with 700 of their peers from all over sub-Saharan Africa.  Join a continent-wide and global alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges. Applications are due by October 11 2017. Learn more about the fellowship here:  ​







 

Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) 2nd Call Scientific Events/ Travel Grants 2017​

In a globalised world, the internationalisation of research is imperative for the competitiveness of any country. While international collaboration has always been an intrinsic part of the research and innovation (R&I) endeavour, the forces of competitiveness and globalisation are accelerating the scope, pace and importance of cross-border R%I, strengthened by dircted partnerships both within and outside of South Africa.

Applications 2017

2nd Call Open: Now

Closing: 24 October 2017      




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