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Foundational Biodiversity Information program in South Africa, 2020

Foundational Biodiversity Information program in South Africa, 2020

If you have a dream of studying in South Africa with a funding program, then what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply to the Foundational Biodiversity Information program for the year 2020.

The study award is available only for South African citizens and permanent residents. Applicants must register at a South African public university in 2020 on a full-time basis and may be based at any public research institution in South Africa.

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The Foundational Biodiversity Information Program (FBIP) is a long-term program to generate, manage and disseminate foundational biodiversity information. They give the knowledge to improve decision-making, service delivery and create new economic opportunities. The DST provides core funding as part of the Global Change allocation.

Application Deadline: January 28, 2020

Brief Description

University or Organization: The Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme
Department: Department of Science and Technology
Course Level:
Postgraduate Studies
Award:
R120,000
Access Mode:
Online
Number of Awards:
NA
Nationality:
Domestic students
The program can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility

Eligible Countries: Domestic students are eligible to apply.
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded to study in postgraduate studies degree offered by the university.
Admissible Criteria: Eligibility criteria for applicants applying for Honours, Masters & Doctoral studies:

  • The bursaries are open to South African citizens and South African permanent residents.
  • Applicants must register at a South African public university in 2020 on a full-time basis and may be based at any South African public research institution including Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Science Councils and National Research Facilities.
  • Individuals who will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing Honours, Masters or Doctoral studies may not apply.
  • Students who are registering for the second year of their Masters or Doctoral studies will be eligible for one year of funding in the case of Masters or two years of funding in the case of Doctoral studies. Students registering beyond these time frames are not eligible for these FBIP bursaries.
  • Students who will already have a postgraduate bursary from NRF or another state-funded organization are not eligible to apply for these bursaries. Students who will hold another bursary from a non-public source for their studies may be considered, depending on the bursary value.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To take advantage of this program, aspirants need to download FBIP call for programmes 2020 and email at [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: For the opportunity applications, applicants need to provide Full CV, Certified copy of a South African Identity Document, Academic transcript showing marks for courses studied, a certified copy of highest qualification, Letter of motivation, Statement of acceptance and support from their prospective supervisor / Head of Department.
  • Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Benefit

  • The university will provide 6-12 Honours bursaries at R60,000 each (funding for one year), 6-12 Masters bursaries at R90,000 per year for a maximum of two years, Doctoral bursaries at R120,000 per year for three years.
  • The bursary allocation is intended to cover registration fees and / or living expenses. Project supervisors are expected to cover the running costs of projects.

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