Details about SANBI Biological Invasions Bursaries
SANBI Biological Invasions Bursaries is offered for Masters, PhD, Post Doc degree in the field of Projects relevant to one of SANBI's ISP focus areas (Detection, post-border risk assessment, and eradication planning). You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 31 Oct 2015. This scholarship is provided by South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the value of this scholarship is Full Funding, Scholarship cover living expenses and university fees . This scholarship is open for: Open to all South African citizens.
- Degree: Masters, PhD, Post Doc
- Provided by: South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
- Deadline: 31 Oct 2015
- Scholarship value: Full Funding, Scholarship cover living expenses and university fees
About the Scholarship: Bursaries are available to conduct research on specific aspects of managing invasions as part of the Department of Environmental Affairs funded South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Invasive Species Programme (SANBI ISP). Projects will be considered providing they are relevant to one of SANBI ISP’s focus areas (detection, post-border risk assessment, and eradication planning). Before submitting an application read Wilson et al. 2013 South African Journal of Science (available free at http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2013/20120111). If you are unsure whether a project qualifies please contact us before submitting an application.
Eligibility: Candidates must be pro-active, enthusiastic, and interested in doing excellent research that will help improve our understanding and management of biological invasions. Student bursaries are only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with national equity targets, but unsuccessful and ineligible bursary applicants may be considered for support with project running costs if their projects are closely aligned to SANBI ISP’s focus areas. Post-doctoral research bursaries are open to anyone who has completed their PhD in the last five years. Honours students need to apply to a university honours programme themselves and the bursary is conditional upon them securing their position in such a programme. Project running expenses are covered separately to the bursaries and vary depending on the project. Funds are only available to students and post-docs registered at universities in South Africa.
Value and Duration: Bursaries are to cover living expenses and university fees
- Honours/4th year undergraduate: R 60,000 p.a. for 1 year
- Masters: R 105,000 p.a. for 2 years*
- Doctoral: R 135,000 p.a. for 3 years*
- Post-doctoral: R 240,000 p.a. for 2 years
Application Procedure: Each application is to be accompanied by a standard bursary application cover sheet (attached below). Applications must include a full CV; certified copies of ID and academic record; two letters of academic reference; an agreement from a prospective academic supervisor; a one-page project outline for Honours applications; and a two-page project outline for Masters, Doctoral, and Post-doctoral applications. Send all documents to [email protected] with “SANBI ISP bursary application” in the subject line.