Bursary Info 2016/17*


AEON / Iphakade / Inkaba yeAfrica 2016 Renewal Funds/Bursaries are available for approved 2016 Inkaba/Iphakade projects within the following Research Themes of Inkaba yeAfrica:  The Science > Phase III (2013- 2016/7) > Heart of Africa / Margins of Africa / Living Africa

Depending on available funds for the 2015/17 year consideration might be given to new Higher Degree students

Please consult these Themes, and apply per applicable sub-project, indicating the sub-project number as required on the online Registration Form.  Before re-application, potential candidates have had to ascertain a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Supervisor and submit their Research Proposal Outline with an official copy* of their 2016 Registration Form (incl. 2015 - 2013 Proof of Graduation).  Please make sure to study the guidelines under Bursary Applications 2016/7 (Resources tab > Capacity Building) OR as e.mailed to you on 26 January and 8 February 2016 respectively.

* NB: 2016 Proof of Registration PDF - MUST be on your Institute's Official Letterhead + stamped + signed please!  DST Auditors will NOT acknowledge you as a Postgraduate Student on their AEON grantholder programmes Iphakade / Inkaba yeAfrica.

 


 

NRF's Human Capacity Programme (HCP) manages student and graduate support programmes.  Efforts are made to ensure that honours, masters and doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows extend their learning and research training. The Student and Postdoctoral Support (SPS), sub-programme manages the implementation of strategic projects, bursaries and scholarships programmes with the aim of developing and increasing skilled human resources in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and in Social Sciences and Humanities, in line with the NRF Vision 2015 - see http://hicd.nrf.ac.za/

  • Student and Postdoctoral Support (SPS) - Programmes within SPS include:

The NRF Freestanding Scholarships and Fellowships

Prestious and Equity Scholarships/Fellowshps

Innovation Scholarships/Fellowships (incl. Postdoctoral)

Scarce Skills Development Fund Scholarships/Fellowships

DAAD/NRF Joint In-country Scholarships

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Scholarships (RSES)

Doctoral Studies in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DSEE)

Grantholder-linked Bursaries eg. AEON, Inkaba yeAfrica, !Khure Africa

African Origins Platform (AOP)

Space Science and Technology (SSDF)

Professional Development Programme (PDP)

Sabbatical Grants for Completion of Doctoral Degrees and

Strategic projects

  • Internship Programme - the Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation (DST-NRF) Internship Programme provides unemployed graduates with experiential learning and an opportunity to enhance workplace competencies (skills training) by participating in research and other training opportunities at various host institutions.

 


NRF Freestanding Scholarships

- deadline for Applications:  beginning of August 2015 / to apply online - http://hicd.nrf.ac.za

Background

The NRF offers financial support to students at Honours, Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral level. These bursaries and fellowships are made available to outstanding students in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). In addition, financial support to students through grant-holder linked bursaries is available, through which researchers are able to nominate their own students for funding (like Inkaba yeAfrica and !Khure Africa as managed by AEON - http://www.aeon.org.za - the Africa Earth Observatory Network based in Port Elizabeth - ref. Prof. Maarten de Wit -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (based in Pretoria (east), close to the NRF and DST on the CSIR Campus).
 
Target groups

The bursaries offered through the programme are targeted to eligible and successful postgraduate students.

 
Objectives

  • To maintain and increase the quality of highly qualified postgraduates in South Africa
  • To increase mobility of such postgraduate students
  • To increase, through diverse funding, freedom of choice for postgraduate students in selecting their fields of research, supervisors, and higher education institutions; and
  • To offer international research exposure to post graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in institutions abroad.

NRF Freestanding, Scarce Skills and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Call 2015

- deadline : Applications:  beginning of August 2015 / to apply online  - http://hicd.nrf.ac.za/

Background

The NRF Freestanding, DHET Scarce Skills and DST Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship is a DST funding instrument that works towards building a strong knowledge economy across all sectors of the population, to drive innovation that will improve the lives of ordinary South Africans. The innovations that emerge from the research conducted by the programme’s Fellows will also boost the country’s standing in the international scientific community.

This fellowship programme supports fellows conducting research in innovation areas to build and strengthen the Postdoctoral culture.

The programme encourages researchers to conduct their research in South Africa and to create opportunities for them to travel abroad to conferences, workshops and laboratories, by providing a contribution towards the costs of international travel. The fellowship takes a 360-degree approach to supporting the researchers.

An annual Postdoctoral Research Forum gives them the opportunity to present their work, and to discuss concerns and suggest alternative approaches to maximising the postdoctoral research experience. For more information on the forum, visit the postdoctoral website at www.nationalpostdocforum.co.za

Target groups

The programme is working towards building a complement of researchers that will redress the imbalance of skills, with the targets of:

  • 80% Blacks
  • 65% Females

 Objectives

  • To leverage innovation in universities through funding
  • To enable world-class experience in strategic and applied research
  • To expand transformation initiatives through equity and career growth opportunities
  • To attract young scientists and professionals of the highest calibre to influence innovation through research.
  • Applicants must apply online and access more information at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application procedure set out in the call document.

NRF Contacts for Enquiries:

Ms Shumani Masia
Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Tel: 012 481 4148 / E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ms Sindi Kayi
Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Tel: 012 481 4166  /  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms Zikhona Lose
Professional Officer : Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Tel: 012 481 4365  /  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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