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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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HONOURS FUNDING 2020

Closing Date: Friday 24th January 2020


 

  1. Candidates must be between 18 – 26 years of age
  2. The candidates need to be completing a postgraduate degree (Honours/Postgraduate Diploma/LLB – not Masters/PhD etc.)
  3. The approved fields of study are:
    1. Commerce/Auditing/Economics/Financial Management/Quantitative Finance/Statistics/Data Science/Mathematics/Finance/Tax
    2. Agricultural Sciences/Environmental Sciences
    3. Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology
    4. Law
  4. Proof of admission will suffice or you may attach proof of registration if possible
  5. Preference will be given to students who are financially needy and/or the ‘missing middle’
  6. Funding will cover tuition fees, books, accommodation and a monthly living allowance
    1. Funding can only be used to top-up existing scholarships
  7. Shortlisted candidates must avail themselves for an interview (around the end of January/beginning February 2020).

 

Please complete the attached application form and follow the steps outlined.

 

Closing date: 24 January 2020

 

TOMORROW TRUST CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENT APPLICATIONS

Physical Address: Tel (During Office Hours ONLY):

2nd Floor, Old Trafford 4, Isle of Houghton, (011) 447 7707

36 Boundary Road, Houghton

Email: stacey@tomorrow.org.za Fax: 086 416 8823

Please contact us should you have any queries regarding our application process or other conditions of acceptance. 

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Please see call below for the Ruth First Scholarship 2020-21 at Durham University in the UK. Note that it is only available to applicants from southern Africa to take a one-year taught Masters course. It is particularly targeted at people who have played a leading role in community, charitable or voluntary work.

The application deadline is 4 March 2020. The online application form is accessible at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/finance/funding/bursaries/scholarships/ruthfirst/  

Applications are invited for the 2020-21 Ruth First Scholarship at Durham University in the UK. This is the longest-running scholarship for African students in the UK, established in 1964 and later named after the anti-apartheid campaigner Ruth First, who worked at Durham in the 1970s.

The Scholarship is available to applicants from southern Africa to take a one-year taught Masters course at Durham University. It is particularly targeted at people who have played a leading role in community, charitable or voluntary work. The application deadline is 4 March 2020.

For information about the Scholarship and how to apply, go to:

http://community.dur.ac.uk/ruthfirst.trust/apply.htm

The online application form is accessible at:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/finance/funding/bursaries/scholarships/ruthfirst/

The form will go live on 8 January 2020.

Applicants must apply online both for the Ruth First Scholarship and for a place at Durham University. Only one scholarship is awarded per year.

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Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship

Supporting the next generation of African researchers working on peace, security and development

 

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

The doctoral dissertation research fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation research costs of up to US$15,000 on a topic related to peace, security, and development. This program also offers two workshops each year to help fellows to further develop and strengthen their research, engage key literature in their fields, embark on fieldwork-based research, and develop their capacity for scholarly writing, including academic publications.

Eligibility:

All applicants must:

  • be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country
  • be enrolled and working towards a PhD in an accredited university, or affiliated to an institution in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
  • have a fully developed doctoral dissertation research proposal approved by a graduate school/program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Uganda.

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

The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Thematic Priorities:

The program features a thematic focus on peacesecurity, and development in order to renew basic research agendas and strengthen interdisciplinary social science research capacity addressing these issues. 

The program encourages innovative research on peace, security, and development topics, moving the boundaries of scholarship and research by exploring concrete linkages between these themes. We envision supporting a diverse set of projects seeking to shed light on a range of economic, political, social, conflict and peacebuilding processes using evidence-based research.

Some projects, we hope, will examine large-scale phenomena and others small-scale social processes. The strongest projects typically will explore connections across these scales. Some research projects will rigorously explore elements of governance, civil society, human rights, peacebuilding mechanisms/institutions and processes, and rule of law. Others will explore root causes of conflict, human insecurity, emerging trajectories and forms of conflict, insecurities, and human mobilities. Above all projects should advance important fields of study and social science knowledge.

For additional on information on previously supported projects, please visit our fellows’ pages

Please see the following list of prospective issues that are considered relevant to Next Gen fellowships:

  • Causes and drivers of conflict
  • Institutional and local approaches to conflict prevention, management and resolution
  • National and Regional approaches to peace, security and development
  • Identity and conflict
  • Gender, youth, conflict, peace and security
  • Conflict, peace and human mobilities
  • Histories, Arts and Cultures of conflict and peace
  • State-Society relations
  • Economic and Humanitarian perspectives to conflict and peace
  • Democracy, human rights and development
  • Post-conflict development, reconstruction and reconciliation
  • Law, peace agreements and transitional justice
  • International justice and war crimes
  • Law and constitutionalism
  • Natural resource governance and development
  • Climate Change, conflict, peace and security
  • Globalization and emerging insecurities
  • Peace education
  • Media, conflict, peace and security

Application Process:

All applications must be submitted using the online application portal.

Strong proposals will offer clear and concise descriptions of the project and its significance. Proposals should display thorough knowledge of the relevant social science literature that applicants will engage and the methodologies relevant to the project. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that all proposed activities are feasible and can be completed in a timely manner. All proposals will be evaluated for these criteria by an independent, international committee of leading scholars from a range of social science and related disciplines. 

Fellows must be willing to attend two workshops sponsored by the SSRC each year that are intended to help early-career faculty engage in scholarly reflections, research and writing. We anticipate awarding up to 45 fellowships in total across all categories each year.

Deadline:

The next application deadline is January 10, 2020. 

Award decisions will be announced in May 2020, and all Next Gen funded research must take place between July 2020 and July 2021.  All research must be completed within a continuous six to twelve month period.  Additional information on eligibility, the application process, and award details can be found in our Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For inquiries or technical questions pertaining to the online application portal, please contact SSRC staff from the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program: nextgenafrica@ssrc.org

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Please see attached call for the overseas conference grant applications from the Postgraduate Student Funding Office. Note that only 2nd and 3rd year PhD students who intend to present a paper or poster at a conference may apply. Completed application forms must be returned to postgradfunding@sun.ac.za on or before the respective closing dates.

 

Kind Regards,

Postgraduate Office (PGO)

Stellenbosch University

 

 

Beste kollegas

 

RE: US Doktorale Reisbeurse vir konferensiedeelname

 

Sluitingsdatums:

 

·         1 December 2020 vir konferensiesiklus Januarie tot April 2020.

 

·         1 Maart 2020 vir konferensiesiklus Mei tot Augustus 2020

 

·         1 Julie 2020 vir konferensiesiklus September tot Desember 2020.

 

Die Nagraadse Kantoor bedryf ‘n beperkte fonds om 2de of 3de jaar doktorale studente met hul kostes vir internasionale konferensiebywoning buite Suid-Afrika te ondersteun. Die Overseas Conference Grant (OCG) is nie ‘n volbeurs nie en dien as aanvulling.

 

Hiermee word u vriendelik versoek om aangehegte kennisgewing onder die aandag van u  2de en 3de jaar PhD studente te bring wat dalk ‘n voorlegging by ‘n konferensie gaan lewer. Dié toekenning word op kompeterende basis toegeken.  

 

U word vriendelik verwys na aangehegte Voorwaardes en Bepalings en ook die aansoekvorm.

 

Vriendelike groete

 

Dear Colleagues

 

RE: SU Doctoral travel grants for conference participation

 

Closing dates:

 

·         1 December 2019 for conference cycle January to April 2020

 

·         1 March 2020 for conference cycle May to August 2020

 

·         1 July 2020 for conference cycle September to December 2020

 

The Postgraduate Office has limited funding available for conference attendance for doctoral students in their 2nd or 3rd year. The Overseas Conference Grant (OCG) is a supplementary award to attend an international conference outside of South Africa to present a paper or poster.

 

Kindly bring this notice to the attention of your 2nd and 3rd year PhD students who intend to present at a conference. This grant is awarded on a competitive basis.

 

Kindly refer to attached Terms and Conditions document as well as the application form.

 

With kind regards

 

 


 

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VLIR-UOS scholarship for the Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

The preregistrations for the VLIR-UOS scholarship for the Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management for 2020-2022 are now open!

More info on our website: http://www.oceansandlakes.be/node/28

Deadline of the application: 1 February 2020

Thanks for forwarding this message to interested applicants!

Hear about the story of a few of our VLIR-UOS alumni in the video below (made in celebration of 20 years VLIR-UOS, December 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TffqPWqSWqo


 

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​NRF bursaries

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It will reflect on the nrf website soon. Keep checking!​

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Masters Applications: NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for full-time studies - 2020​


The 1 Call application (Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills and DAAD programmes)for Masters scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Internal Closing Date:    28 June 2019

Areas of Support:

Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas*.  See table below for Broad disciplines supported for Masters scholarships:

 

Accounting

 

Actuarial Science

 

Agricultural Sciences

 

Astronomy

 

Auditing

 

Bioinformatics*

 

Biotechnology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Climate Change*

 

Computer science

Demography
Drug Discovery and Development*

 

Earth Sciences

 

Earth Observation*

 

Ecology

 

Economic Sciences

 

Education

 

Engineering

Environmental Sciences

 

Financial Management

 

Functional Genomics*

 

Geology

Global Change, Society and Sustainability*

 

Health Sciences

 

Information Science

 

Information Systems

Indigenous Knowledge Systems*

 

Law

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

Marine Sciences*

 

Medicinal Plant *

 

Medical sciences

 

Nanotechnology*

Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*

 

Palaeosciences*

 

Polar Science*

 

Physics

 

Renewable Energy*

Social Science and Humanities

 

Space Science*

 

Statistics

 

Transportation Studies

 

Tourism

 

Applicants NOT Eligible:

·         Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Masters qualification cannot apply for a Masters scholarship).

·         Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

  • Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.
  • Students pursuing a Masters who commenced their degree before 2019 .

Where to apply:

https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

​Internal Closing Date:    28 June 2019

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.​

www.nrf.ac.za
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Doctoral Applications: NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for full-time studies - 2020​

The 1 Call application for Doctoral scholarships are open to South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at South African public universities in 2020 on a full-time basis only.

Areas of Support:

Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas*.  See table below for Broad disciplines supported for Doctoral scholarships:​

 

Accounting

 

Actuarial Science

 

Agricultural Sciences

 

Astronomy

 

Auditing

 

Bioinformatics*

 

Biotechnology

Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Climate Change*

 

Computer science

Demography
Drug Discovery and Development*

 

Earth Sciences

 

Earth Observation*

 

Ecology

 

Economic Sciences

 

Education

 

Engineering

Environmental Sciences

 

Financial Management

 

Functional Genomics*

 

Geology

Global Change, Society and Sustainability*

 

Health Sciences

 

Information Science

 

Information Systems

Indigenous Knowledge Systems*

 

Law

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

Marine Sciences*

 

Medicinal Plant *

 

Medical sciences

 

Nanotechnology*

Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*

 

Palaeosciences*

 

Polar Science*

 

Physics

 

Renewable Energy*

Social Science and Humanities

 

Space Science*

 

Statistics

 

Transportation Studies

 

Tourism

 

Types of Doctoral Scholarships:

 

Category on Application form

 

NUFFIC

the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education

OTHER

Including Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills and DAAD programmes

 

SASAC

Southern African Systems Analysis Centre- for research using systems analysis methodology

 

TWAS

The World Academy of Sciences

Internal Closing Dates

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.

 

 

 

31 May 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

Citizenship

South African citizens or permanent residents with a South African ID number, although South African citizens will be prioritised

 

South African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationalsSouth African citizens and permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationalsCitizens and permanent residents from developing countries in and outside Africa. South Africans are not eligible to apply.
Applicants NOT eligible

Not hold this scholarship concurrently with any other NRF or South African/Netherlands government scholarship

 

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Applicants may not be living, studying or working in South Africa at the time of application.

 

Applicants who were previously employed or studying towards a degree or undertaking research in South Africa, and have returned to their country of origin but have been in their country of origin for less than two (2) years are not eligible to apply.

 

Applicants must be thirty five (35) years of age or younger on the 31st of December of the year of application for the Doctoral scholarship.

 

Already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying (e.g. Individuals with a Doctoral qualification  cannot apply for a Doctoral scholarship)

 

Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.

 

Individuals that are on Sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave) may not apply.

 

Students pursuing a Doctoral degree who commenced their degree before 2018

Where to applyhttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.zahttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.zahttps://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

 

Internal Closing Dates

*NO Applications submitted after this date will be processed as the applications will be reviewed/scored internally, before submission to the NRF.

 

 

 

31 May 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

 

 

 

18 June 2019

*Each of these programmes have different eligibility criteria as well as specific required documentation (please refer to the Framework Document).

PLEASE NOTE: A capped limitation of ONLY 160 Doctoral applications can be submitted to the NRF.​

 

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For 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students

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A general link to SA bursaries to check out: 

 http://www.zabursaries.co.za/​

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