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DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)

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icon Science and Technology, Human and Social Dynamics, Pharmacy, Energy and Climate Change

Open to South African citizens or permanent residents.

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icon 29 Apr 2016

icon Partial Funding, R180 000 - R350 000 p.a depending on the applicant

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Details about DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)

DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is offered for PhD, Post Doc degree in the field of Science and Technology, Human and Social Dynamics, Pharmacy, Energy and Climate Change . You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 29 Apr 2016. This scholarship is provided by National Research Foundation and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, R180 000 - R350 000 p.a depending on the applicant . This scholarship is open for: Open to South African citizens or permanent residents..

  • Deadline: 29 Apr 2016
  • Scholarship value: Partial Funding, R180 000 - R350 000 p.a depending on the applicant

Eligibility criteria for Doctoral or Postdoctoral supervisors

  • Should be listed as a supervisor within the block grant application.
  • Candidate must be holding a part-time or honorary academic position at a South African public university.
  • Candidate should be holding a full-time permanent position as a researcher at the host institution or should hold a contract position as a researcher for the full duration of the Block Grant.
  • Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree and experience in postgraduate supervision.

Eligibility criteria for PDP Doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows

  • The candidate should have received his/her master's degree and the master's degree should not be more than five years old. For the female applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies after a certain period of absence will have flexibility.
  • For a PDP Postdoctoral Fellow, the candidate should have received his/her doctoral degree and the degree should not be more than five years old. For the female applicants who are applying for postgraduate studies after a certain period of absence will have flexibility.
  • Full-time employees of public Research Institutions, Science Councils or National Facilities may not hold a PDP scholarship or fellowship.

Updated on: 18 Mar, 2017

Source : National Research Foundation
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More about National Research Foundation

The NRF was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities. As an entity of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the NRF promotes and supports research through funding, human resource development and the provision of National Research Facilities in all fields of natural and social sciences, humanities and technology. The NRF provides services to the research community especially at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Science Councils, with a view to promote high-level human capital development. The NRF aims to uphold excellence in all its investments in knowledge, people and infrastructure.

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  2. When is the deadline of DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)?

    The deadline of DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is 29 Apr 2016

  3. For which degree is DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) offered for?

    DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is offered to PhD, Post Doc degree

  4. For which field is DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) offered for?

    DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is offered for Science and Technology, Human and Social Dynamics, Pharmacy, Energy and Climate Change

  5. Who can apply for DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)?

    DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is open for: Open to South African citizens or permanent residents.

  6. Who is offering DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)?

    DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) is offered by National Research Foundation

  7. What is the funding covered in DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP)?

    DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) Covers Partial Funding, R180 000 - R350 000 p.a depending on the applicant

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