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Bursaries, internships and other opportunities

 

This page shows you earth science related bursaries and opportunities for e.g. internships. The list is not complete of course, but rather should help you find out which bursaries or internships etc. are available. Where available, we provide information on eligibility and deadlines for application. There will surely be other possibilities not mentioned here, so be inspired and look around in the field of your interest. Good Luck!

Important: We only share the information here. We, as Department of Earth Sciences, do not provide these bursaries and internships, so make sure you follow the link and apply with the respective organisation, not with us! Also note that we share the information to the best of our knowlegde. Since the information comes from other sources, we do not take responsibility that the information is accurate and/or complete.  

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Bursary information from Stellenbosch University

A wide variety bursaries and loans for prospective students are available from the University, as well as from private institutions and companies. Detail information regarding bursaries and loans is stated in the Calendar, Part 2 that can be obtained in the same manner as application forms.​

Application forms can be obtained from:

  • Postal Address: Bursaries and Loans (Undergraduate), University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602

  • SU Client Services Centre, Tel: 021 808 9111, E-mail: info@sun.ac.za

  • Enquiries electronically:

Undergraduates: http://www.maties.com/bursaries-and-loans.html

Postgraduates: 

http://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-student-funding.html

https://www0.sun.ac.za/international/current-students/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-student-funding/ad-hoc-bursaries-and-scholarships.html

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External Bursaries, Prizes and Internships

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General link to SA bursaries to check out: 

http://www.zabursaries.co.za/​

 and Western Cape : 

https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/bursaries-internships-and-learnerships

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PhD: Internship - Doctoral Studentship: Earth Systems Science: Ocean and Climate

https://candidate.csir.co.za/psp/hr91prd_cgw/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=311653&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

 

MSC: Internship - Masters Studentship: Earth Systems Science: Ocean and Climate

https://candidate.csir.co.za/psp/hr91prd_cgw/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=311652&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1​​


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Applications are now open for the HB & MJ Thom bursary. This bursary is only open to South African citizens.

 

You can now apply to be funded through the HB & MJ Thom Bursary.

Requirements 

  • This bursary is for all fields of study.
  • Only for SA citizens
  • For Full-time Honours, Masters and Doctoral study. 
  • Good moral values
  • Positive post-matric leadership in the following fields: sport, cultural, academics, religion etc.

Although not a requirement for the award, the University will give preference to applicants who, in addition to the stipulated conditions, obtained a good academic record in their previous degree/studies.

Students from Universities which is not Stellenbosch University must submit an academic transcript.

How To Apply

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE APPLICATION FORM

Two testimonials verifying the criteria must accompany the application form. A CV should also accompany the application.

In order to comply with the requirements, the applicant needs to state 3 outstanding achievements in at least 2 of the following leadership categories, i.e. participation in SU student leadership structures, sport, participation in cultural activities/community involvement or leadership roles in religion.  

Opportunity Closing Date

Friday, 3 September, 2021 - 12:00

Company Offering the Opportunity

HB & MJ Thom

 https://www.careersportal.co.za/company/hb-mj-thom/bursaries-2021/hb-mj-thom-bursary?fbclid=IwAR1vri8eHzR2S-q0N44gunuE_joV5duIHGnU5_Pw7b6DXyCY4gxmVzt3ELQ

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National Research Foundation Scholarship Call 2022​

The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2022 academic year for full-time students not in salaried employment (contractual or permanent) while studying.

The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. The entry age requirement is 28, 30 and 32 years or younger for honours, master's and doctoral studies respectively, in the year of application, regardless of first year of registration. Successful applicants will be funded either at Full Cost Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS). The FCS funding will be awarded to South African citizens and Permanent Residents only, who are either financially needy (i.e., those whose combined household family income is less or equal to R350 000 per annum), living with a disability or exceptional academic achievers. However, the PCS funding will be awarded to 5% of international students including South African citizens and Permanent Residents who could not be funded under FCS but meet other minimum requirements for the NRF scholarship funding criteria. Scholarships are intended to support honours, master's and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

 
All new postgraduate students will be expected to apply on the NRF Online Submission System by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/.

Funding OpportunitySU Internal Closing datesContact person
First-time Masters Scholarships 17 June 2021

Rozelle Petersen

rnp@sun.ac.za

First-time Doctoral Scholarships (Including Nuffic (Split-site) Doctoral Scholarships)01 July 2021

Rozelle Petersen

rnp@sun.ac.za

SARAO First-time Masters and Doctoral Scholarships26 July 2021

Rozelle Petersen

rnp@sun.ac.za

SARAO Honours Scholarships03 August 2021

Tammy Abrahams

tammya@sun.ac.za

and

Nugent Lewis

nugent@sun.ac.za

Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral Studies23 August 2021

Rozelle Petersen (Freestanding students)

rnp@sun.ac.za

Shannon Faro (Grant-holder Linked students)

sbrooks@sun.ac.za

Dominique Meyer (Thuthuka Grant-holder students)

dominique@sun.ac.za

Honours General Scholarships

*1 September 2021 for students who must still undergo a financial means test;

1 November 2021 for the rest

Tammy Abrahams

tammya@sun.ac.za

and

Nugent Lewis

nugent@sun.ac.za

 

For more detailed information, please click here

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : NRF FREE-STANDING , INNOVATION AND SCARCE SKILLS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2022

 

Funding OpportunityDisciplines/Research topics/ThemesCategories to be funded as part of the fellowshipFundingEligibility /
Main Conditions

Internal Deadline

(for review and validation)

 

Free Standing Fellowship (in South Africa only)

 

·       Natural Sciences,

·       Engineering,

·       Technology,

·      Social Sciences,

·       Humanities      

  1. Stipend
  2. International travel
  3. Local travel
  4. Research Costs

v.    Host Contribution 

 

 

 

 

  1. R200 000
  2. R45 000
  3. R15 000 
  4. R50 000

v.    R15 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•       PhD should've been obtained within the last 5 years

•        South African citizens and permanent residents &

•        Outstanding international candidates from outside South Africa to undertake research in South Africa

•        Applicants who are currently still in progress should complete their doctoral degree by 31 December 2021

·       Awards must be taken up by June latest failing which, will be cancelled by the NRF.

 

(see Call and application form for further detail)

 

https://www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/framework-documents/bursaries-framework-documents

 

16 April 2021 
Scarce Skills Development Fund Programme

·        Management:

Financial Management

·       Financial sector:

Accounting, Auditing, Statistics, Actuarial Science

·        Biological sciences:

Biotechnology

·       Physical sciences:

Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Geology, Computer Science, Information Systems,

Chemistry

·       Engineering (all fields)

·       Sector specific: Agricultural Sciences, Transportation Studies, Tourism, Demography

 

 

 

  1. Stipend
  2. Research Costs
  3. International travel
  4. Local travel

v.   Host Contribution

 

 

 

  1. R255 000
  2. R50 000
  3. R50 000
  4. R25 000

v.  R15 000

 

 

 

  • PhD should've been obtained within the last 5 years

 

•        South African citizens and permanent residents only

•        Applicants who are currently still in progress should complete their doctoral degree by 31 December 2021

·         Awards must be taken up by June latest failing, which, will be cancelled by the NRF.

 

(see Call and application form for further detail)

 

https://www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/framework-documents/bursaries-framework-documents

 

16 April 2021 

Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·       Biotechnology,

·       Cellular and Molecular Biology,

·       Engineering,

·       Computer science,

·       Physics,

·       Astronomy,

·       Mathematical Sciences,

·       Nanotechnology,

·       Chemistry,

·       Earth Science,

·       Ecology

·       Medical sciences

·       Social Sciences

·       Humanities

  1. Stipend
  2. Research Costs
  3. International travel
  4. Local travel
  5. Host Contribution
  1. R255 000
  2. R50 000
  3. R50 000
  4. R25 000 
  5. R15 000

•        PhD should've been obtained within the last 5 years

 

•        South African citizens and permanent residents, foreign citizens from the African continent and other countries intending to undertake postdoctoral research in South Africa  

•        Applicants who are currently still in progress should complete their doctoral degree by 31 December 2021

·         Awards must be taken up by June latest failing which, will be cancelled by the NRF.

 

(see Call and application form for further detail)

 

https://www.nrf.ac.za/bursaries/framework-documents/bursaries-framework-documents

 

16 April 2021

Please note that the internal deadline date for the NRF call for postdoctoral fellowships has been extended to Monday 19 April 17h00

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The following documents should be attached to the application: (Please note that your application will not be considered  if the requested documentation is not attached) . 

 

  • Applicants must have obtained their PHD qualification within the last 5 yrs

 

  • A letter with a strong motivation by the applicant to remain at the same institution/department where you completed your PhD, with the same host if you do not intend taking up your research at another institution; This also applies to those who wish to remain with the current host/same department even if you completed your PHD with another host/department/university;

 

  • A letter from your host supporting your decision to remain at the same institution with the same host/supervisor/department; (This also applies to those who have taken up a fellowship at Stellenbosch University recently)

 

  • One PDF file including newly certified copies of your ID, masters, doctoral certificates & (passports for international applicants); Applications with uncertified documents will be rejected – there will be no requests afterwards to certify documents that are uncertified, due to time constraints for the selection process;

 

PS Documents from foreign applicants must be translated in English

 

  • If you are not in possession of the PhD qualification yet, a letter from your PhD supervisor confirming that you are currently completing your doctoral studies by no later than 31 December 2021;

 

  • An official acceptance letter from the host institution (signed, stamped and on an official letterhead). The letter should also include details of the availability of specialised equipment, infrastructure and resources to enable the fellow to conduct their research;

 

  • If you are a fellow with a disability, you must also upload a medical certificate in support of your disability; and

 

 

PS Information that should have been completed as part of the application, within the application form, but is submitted as an attachment will not be accepted by the NRF.

 

 

The following important notice from the NRF guidelines:

 

  • Institutions are only allowed to submit 30 applications;

 

  • Applications submitted must align with the following equity targets:
  • 80% South African citizens and permanent residents;
  • 80% Black (African, Coloured & Indian); and
  • 55% Female.

 

 

PS NO REQUESTS FOR EXTENSION TO SUBMIT LATE APPLICATIONS WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE ACCOMMODATED AND APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THE INTERNAL DEADLINE DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, SINCE THE NEW PROCESS INTRODUCED BY THE NRF REQUIRES FOR AN INTERNAL PROCESS OF EVALUATION TO BE ARRANGED AS WELL, BEFORE FINAL SUBMISSION TO THE NRF. THE STRICT TIMELINES THEREFORE UNFORTUNATELY DO NOT ALLOW US TO MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS FOR LATE SUBMISSIONS.  

 

 

 

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​NRF bursaries

 

Will reflect on the nrf website. Please checking there !​

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A general link to SA bursaries to check out: 

 http://www.zabursaries.co.za/​

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