Bourses de recherche Afrique du Sud 2019 : Doctoral Fellowships – TWAS-NRF


Type de bourse
Bourse de Recheche
Pays
Afrique du Sud
Niveau d'études
Doctorat
Date début de candidature
01 avr. 2019
Date fin de candidature
31 juill. 2019

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Bourses de recherche Afrique du Sud 2019 : Doctoral Fellowships – TWAS-NRF

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are working in partnership with TWAS to advance science in developing countries through two doctoral fellowships: the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships and the NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships.

Opening date of this fellowship: 1 April 2019.

Closing date of this fellowship: 31 July 2019.

 

Programme Details

  • TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a maximum period of three years. They are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences.
  • TWAS-NRF African Renaissance Doctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a maximum period of three years. They are awarded to scientists from Africa (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue PhD research in the natural sciences.
  • NRF will provide travel to and from South Africa, a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • The language of instruction will be English.

Eligibility:

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

TWAS-NRF Doctoral programme:

  • be nationals of a developing country* (other than South Africa);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in South Africa or any developed country;
  • must be a maximum of 35 years of age by 31 December of the year of application;
  • must have obtained an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • must have proof of evaluation of all foreign qualifications (obtained from non-South African universities) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) or proof that the applicant has submitted his/her qualifications to SAQA for evaluation. Failure to submit proof will result in the application being rejected;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • provide an official letter from a host South African institution, department or laboratory and motivation from the applicant’s host;
  • meet the following requirements of the English Language Proficiency Academic test: IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); or TOEFL (paper) 575 (TWE 4.5); or TOEFL iBIT (min. 20); or Cambridge minimum 58,
  • present a detailed research project that must be registered and approved by the host institution and provide a letter of support from the prospective host supervisor;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

*The list of 151 eligible developing countries is available in the Framework document you may download at the bottom of the page.

TWAS-NRF African Renaissance Doctoral programme:

  • be nationals or permanent residents from Africa (except South Africa);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in South Africa or any developed country;
  • must be a maximum of 35 years of age by 31 December of the year of application;
  • must have obtained an MSc degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • must have proof of evaluation of all foreign qualifications (obtained from non-South African universities) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) or proof that the applicant has submitted his/her qualifications to SAQA for evaluation. Failure to submit proof will result in the application being rejected;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • provide an official letter from a host South African institution, department or laboratory and motivation from the applicant’s host;
  • meet the following requirements of the English Language Proficiency Academic test: IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); or TOEFL (paper) 575 (TWE 4.5); or TOEFL iBIT (min. 20); or Cambridge minimum 58,
  • present a detailed research project that must be registered and approved by the host institution and provide a letter of support from the prospective host supervisor;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR BOTH DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES:

Stage 1:

Application for acceptance at South African Institutions

Applicants must contact institutions in South Africa or potential supervisors to obtain a placement into the doctoral research training programme. For details of recognised HEIs and other Public Research Institutions click here.

  • Applicants must provide an official letter from their host South African institution, department or laboratory and motivation from the applicant’s host. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the respective institution to apply for acceptance. In addition, it is also the responsibility of the applicant to secure a supervisor for the study;
  • The research project must be registered and approved by the host institution (a letter of support from the prospective supervisor must be attached to the application.

 

Application for evaluation of foreign qualifications from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Applicants must have all foreign qualifications (obtained from non-South Africa universities) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Proof that at least the applicant has submitted his/her qualification for evaluation at SAQA must be submitted with the application, failing which the application will be rejected.

Applicants are advised to start this process early to allow time for processing. Information on the process can be accessed by logging on to www.saqa.org.za. On the SAQA website, navigate to Service – Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications – General Information. Applicants must strictly adhere to all the instructions and provide all applicable documents to avoid delays and rejection of applications. Applicants are advised to courier all application documents to SAQA directly.

 

Stage 2:

Submitting your application

Applicants must apply for the NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowship/  TWAS-NRF African Renaissance Doctoral Call for 2019 by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ on the NRF Online application system (kindly select the « Masters and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-time Studies for 2020 » which includes the TWAS-NRF PhD programme).and follow the steps below:

On accessing the link, please follow the following instructions:

  • Individuals that are not registered on the NRF Online system, must first register by selecting the ‘new registration’ option and complete all sections.
  • Once a profile has been created, login using your passport number and password.
  • Select “My Applications”.
  • Select “Create Application”.
  • Select the call for which you are applying: NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowship Call for 2020.
  • Select “Apply now”.
  • Complete all relevant sections of the application form
  • Remember to complete all compulsory sections of the application as incomplete applications will not be considered for support by the NRF. Please follow the step-by-step directions supplied in the Funding Guide.
  • Remember to submit your application on completion.

Please see the step-by-step guidelines in the « Application and Funding Guide » you can downlaod at the bottom of this page.

Please attach the required documents (please see the Application and Funding Guide for complete details):

  • Certified copy of the Passport;
  • Official acceptance letter from a South African university;
  • Certified copies of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates;
  • English Language Proficiency Academic test if available; and
  • SAQA evaluation certificate or proof of application for the evaluation.

Should you not follow the guidelines for attaching the necessary documents, your application will not be considered.

 

Remember to submit your application upon completion.

The deadline fot applications is 31 July 2019.

No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your electronic application as early as possible.

  • The call for applications where you will find the programme details, eligibility criteria, required documents and certificates as well as the online application form will only be available once the call opens. Applicants must be aware that NRF and TWAS will not accept applications submitted by any other means except via the online application portal.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered as will applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Contact the university postgraduate or research office for queries related to institutional processes and deadlines
  • Queries concerning the call for applications to the TWAS-NRF Fellowships programmes should be directed to the contacts below:

 

CONTACT DETAILS

TWAS Fellowships Office

ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy

Tel: +39 040 2240 314, Fax: +39 040 2240 689

E-mail: fellowships@twas.org

 

National Research Foundation, South Africa

For Programme related enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kgaugelo Molepo: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4148.
Email Address: kgaugelo.molepo@nrf.ac.za

Ms Zethu Ntsoane: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4105.
Email Address: zethu.maseko@nrf.ac.za

For SASAC related enquiries, please contact:

Mr Nelson Komane: Professional Officer – HICD. Telephone: 012 481 4219.
Email Address: nelson@nrf.ac.za

For Grant related enquiries, please contact:

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

For Reviews and Evaluation related enquiries, please contact:

Mr Martin Tjatji: Professional Officer – RE. Telephone: 012 481 4126.
Email Address: martin.tjatji@nrf.ac.za

Dossier de candidature

Informations de contact

Tél
+27 (0)12 481 4000
Email
info@nrf.ac.za
Site web
www.nrf.ac.za/


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