Applications are invited for the NRF–TWAS postdoctoral fellowship programme available for scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa). TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years. 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 application deadline is 2 October 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to scientists for postdoctoral research programme at research institutions in South Africa.
Scholarship Provider: National Research Foundation (NRF) and TWAS
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa
Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-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 have obtained a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
apply for the fellowship within five (5) years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-be a regular employee in a developing country (other than South Africa) and hold a research assignment there;
-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;
-proof of knowledge of English is preferable, if language of instruction was not English;
-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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: These postdoctoral fellowships are available for the nationals of developing country or Africa (other than South Africa): Afghanistan, Guatemala, Palau, Albania, Guinea, Palestine, State of, Algeria, Guinea-Bisau, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Guyana, Paraguay, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, Peru, Argentina, Honduras, Philippines, Armenia, Hong Kong, SAR, Qatar, Aruba, India, Romania, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Iran, Islamic Rep., Samoa, Bahamas, Iraq, Sao Tome and Principe, Bahrain, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Jordan, Senegal, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Belize, Kenya, Seychelles (Transitional), Benin, Kiribati, Sierra Leone, Bhutan, Korea, Dem Rep., Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait, South Sudan, Brunei, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Lebanon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lesotho, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Suriname, Burundi, Libya, Swaziland, Cabo Verde, Macedonia, FYR, Syrian Arab Republic, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Cameroon, Madagascar, Tajikistan, Central African Republic, Malawi, Tanzania, Chad, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, Maldives, Timor-Leste, China, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Marshall Islands, Togo, Comoros, Madagascar, Tonga, Congo, Dem. Rep, Mauritania, Tunisia, Congo, Rep., Mauritius, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mayotte, Turkmenistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Tuvalu, Cuba, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Uganda, Djibouti, Moldova, Ukraine, Dominica, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, Montenegro, Uruguay, Ecuador, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mozambique, Vanuatu, El Salvador Myanmar, Venezuela, Eritrea , Namibia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nepal, Western Samoa, Fiji, Nicaragua, Yemen, Rep., Gabon, Niger, Zambia, Gambia, The, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Oman, Ghana and Pakistan.
Scholarship Description: TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years. They are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years.
What does it cover? 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.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply:
-Application for acceptance at South African Institutions: Applicants must contact institutions in South Africa or potential supervisors to obtain a placement into the postdoctoral research training programme. An official letter of acceptance must be obtained from the potential host institution and/or supervisor.
-Application for evaluation of foreign qualifications from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA): Applicants are advised to courier all application documents to SAQA directly.
-Submitting your application: Applicants must apply for the NRF – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for 2016 by accessing the NRF Online application system and please attach the required documents in one PDF file in the following order:
-Official acceptance letter from host institution;
-Certified copies of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates;
-Letter of release from employer in home country;
-English Language Proficiency Academic test if available; and
-SAQA evaluation certificate if available.
-Should you not follow the guidelines for attaching the necessary documents, your application will not be considered.
-Remember to submit your application upon completion.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 October 2015.
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