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Scholarship for Africans at University of Cape Town in South Africa 2014

Ray Pahl Fellowship for Africans in Urban Studies at University of Cape Town in South Africa, 2014

scholarship cape townThe Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), a charity associated with the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research offers fellowship for Africans in urban studies at University of Cape Town in South Africa. The Fellowship is open to any scholar of recent postdoctoral standing who is a citizen of an African country (excluding the Republic of South Africa). The stipend for 2014 is ZAR 325,000 inclusive of a settling-in allowance. The application deadline is 31 July 2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is provided in the field of Urban Studies at African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level at African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Scholarship Provider: The Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), a charity associated with the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility: -The Fellowship is open to any scholar of recent postdoctoral standing who is a citizen of an African country (excluding the Republic of South Africa) and who would find the ACC a congenial work environment for intellectual reflection, scholarly engagement and debate, and writing. Preference will be given to scholars whose work relates to cities of the global south, and to Africa in particular.
-Candidates must have an excellent educational record, showing outstanding performance in undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses and research degrees.
-have been awarded a PhD at the time of application but not more than 5 years ago.
-have research expertise in the field of urban and regional studies as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published or forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals.
-have demonstrable ability to present research findings effectively to fellow professionals at national and international conferences or in professional research seminars.
-have a coherent plan of research for the duration of the Fellowship, which can either be the development of doctoral work or an entirely new topic which promises to make a valuable contribution to the field of urban and regional studies.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of any Africa country excluding the Republic of South Africa ( Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this Fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), a charity associated with the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, wishes to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow, for the calendar year 2014. The Fellowship will be based in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town and is for a period of twelve months.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for a period of twelve months.

What does it cover? The stipend for 2014 is ZAR 325,000 inclusive of a settling-in allowance. This sum excludes one economy-class return airfare between Cape Town and the Fellow’s home, which will be reimbursed by FURS.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Short listing and appointing procedures will be conducted in August / September 2013.

How to Apply: Applications must include:
-A formal letter of application, including a statement of your availability in the 2014 calendar year, and the names of at least two academic referees who you have requested to support your application with confidential letters of reference submitted independently.
-an up-to-date cv, including publications.
- a clear, officially certified copy of degree certificates.
- a one-page outline of your PhD research.
- a two-page outline of the research you propose during the Fellowship.
- an e-email address for acknowledgement of safe receipt by ACC.
-Applications and letters of reference should be sent electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July 2013.

GreenMatter Scholarship for South Africans 2014

GreenMatter Fellowship for South Africans in Biodiversity and Responses to Climate Change, 2014

Each year, GreenMatter offers fellowship for South Africans. Under this fellowship programme two types of bursaries are awarded i.e. postgraduate bursaries available for master and doctoral study and professional development awards for priority skill professionals e.g. short courses or attending a conference. This fellowship is offered for up to a maximum of two years for master’s and three years for PhD. The theme for 2014 fellowship is Biodiversity and Responses to Climate Change. 4th August 2013 is the application deadline.

Study Subject(s): The theme for the Fellowship in 2013-2014 is Biodiversity and Responses to Climate Change, and the associated issues and risks around: Biodiversity and Water Security, Biodiversity and Food Security and Biodiversity and Social Change/Innovation.
Course Level: Postgraduate bursaries are awarded for pursuing master’s and doctoral study and Professional Development awards are available for priority skill professionals e.g. short courses or attending a conference.
Scholarship Provider: The three founding partners of the Fellowship are the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust, the Lewis Foundation and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), three organisations that share the mission of contributing to the conservation of South Africa’s natural heritage. Other supporters of the Fellowship include the Harry Crossley Foundation, in partnership with the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, and the CATHS SETA, in partnership with Rhodes University. The Fellowship funds are administered by Nedbank Private Wealth.
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility: Postgraduate Bursaries: To apply under this programme you must be:
-A citizen of South Africa
-Normally resident in South Africa
-In possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
-Seeking funding for a full or part-time Masters or doctoral programme at a South African higher education institute
-Pursuing a field of study aligned to GreenMatter’s priority areas.
Professional Development Awards: To apply under this programme you must be:
-A citizen of South Africa
-Normally resident in South Africa
-Currently employed in a role aligned to GreenMatter’s priority areas.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of South Africa can apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The GreenMatter Fellowship is designed to connect a community of outstanding Biodiversity champions and leaders, to support their professional development and positively profile their work and the Biodiversity sector. It affords participants the opportunity to fully engage in tackling biodiversity issues through their study and career paths, alongside peers who share in their commitment.

Duration of award(s): GreenMatter will provide funding for up to a maximum of two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends on satisfactory progress, assessed on the basis of academic reports submitted to Canon Collins Trust every semester.

What does it cover?
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Postgraduate Bursaries: with a value of up to 50% of average costs, per academic year. Average costs are calculated in view of living expenses, study fees, research equipment, research costs and travel opportunities. In addition GreenMatter will provide mentorship, careers guidance and a platform for engaging in learning networks.
-Professional Development Awards: with a cash value of up to R30,000 towards a specific professional development opportunity and supported by exposure to cross-sectoral dialogues, networked mentoring opportunities and access to other leading thinkers and practitioners.

Selection Criteria: Your application will be assessed on the basis of the information given in the application form. Following criteria will be applied:
1. Relevance in terms of the focus theme, detailed above: All applicants need to articulate how their research field or study area relates to 2014 focus theme of Biodiversity and Responses to Climate Change. We favour applicants who can describe why their chosen institution and course choice fits with their ambitions to make a difference in the sector.
2. Relevance in terms of priority skills: Applicants are expected to demonstrate how their field of expertise and/or research topic aligns with the priority skills listed above. If you are applying for the Lapalala Wilderness Award, please also ensure you have explained how your proposed research fits with the specific focus area outlined above.
3. Leadership Competencies: Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they have developed their leadership skills in the workplace, academia or in their personal life. Priority will be given to those who can describe an occasion/s in which they have used their skills to formulate a shared vision or strategy, build strategic relationships and networks, support peers and mentor others, and/or deliver results that have led to innovation and step changes. GreenMatter places a great deal of emphasis upon the leadership potential of individuals and may require awardees to contribute to the Fellowship by mentoring others or providing peer support.
4. Academic Record and References: Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second-class (merit) undergraduate or Honours degree and excellent references.

Notification: Trust will be interviewing shortlisted applicants by telephone in October. Trust will let you know the outcome of your application in November.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. You will find full instructions online when you start a new form. It must be neat and easy to read. Please do not type in block capitals. You will receive a confirmation when you submit your form. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete and accurate before submitting your application online. If you require technical assistance regarding the form, you can find links to this on the online application form, for any other questions you can email greenmatter-at-canoncollins.org.uk. The following supporting documents must be included and should be uploaded in the documentation section of the online form. Please make sure the documents are labelled accordingly.
• Reference letters form two referees
• Proof of South African citizenship
• Certified academic transcripts
• Certified degree certificate
• Thesis proposal if applicable
• Proof of registration if you are already studying the course for which you are seeking funding.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications close on 4th August 2013 for study commencing in 2014.

 

ACT Scholarship Programme 2014

Artsand CultureTrust

Sponsored by the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, the ACT Scholarships Programme is aimed at learners in their final year of secondary education who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts.

Individuals between 18 and 25 who are not considered to be professional and who are not registered for an undergraduate course during the year of participation are also eligible.

Participants are required to demonstrate competence in three disciplines – acting, singing and dancing – with exceptional talent in at least one. Auditions for the final round will be held in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

Selected finalists must be available for the final round, which will take place from the 24th of September to 1 October 2013. ACT will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for finalists.

Three performing arts Scholarships to the value of R 150,000, R 105,000 and R 60,000 will be awarded and winners will be at liberty to select their preferred performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution.

Scholarship Programme Accenture 2014

accenture

Accenture is accepting applications for its 2014 Scholarship Programme until 15 August, 2013. Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd administers an independent Education Trust, established for the purpose of supporting students with strong academic ability across selected disciplines, and who have limited access to financial resources. Selected candidates are awarded a full scholarship that enables them to continue their education at one of South Africa’s premier tertiary institutions.

Applications will only be considered from students who wish to major in one of the following disciplines at one of the universities listed below.

 

Degree courses

- BSc in Computer Science + Honours

- BCom or BSc in Informatics or Information Systems + Honours

- BCom or BSc in Information Technology + Honours or BIT

- BEng or BSc (Eng) in Computer

- BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electrical (Light Current)

- BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electronic

- BEng or BSc (Eng) in Information

- BEng or BSc (Eng) in Industrial

Universities

- University of Cape Town

- University of Johannesburg

- University of KwaZulu-Natal

- University of Pretoria

- Rhodes University

- University of the Western Cape

- University of the Witwatersrand

SAWISE Scholarship Women 2014

Two SAWISE scholarships are available:
Please note that these are ONLY for females and ONLY for 4th year [e.g. BSc (Honours) or equivalent] of study at tertiary level.
1. SAWISE Angus Scholarship.
2. SAWISE Hope Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria include for SAWISE Angus Scholarship include:
i. A sub-Saharan black female.
ii. Must have achieved 70% or above grade average in her subject of study.
iii. Only for studies at Honours level (or 4th year equivalent e.g. in engineering).
iv. In any field of science and engineering.

Eligibility criteria for SAWISE Hope Scholarship include:
i. A South African female student.
ii. Must have achieved an academic average of over 65%.
iii. Only for studies at Honours level (or 4th year equivalent e.g. in engineering).
iv. In any field of science and engineering. Medical fields are also included.
v. Candidates must exhibit outstanding personal qualities and a strong desire to make a contribution to their respective fields and to society at large.
vi. Must be studying at one of following institutions: University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Witwatersrand, and University of the Western Cape.
Click here to find out more about how you can help fund the SAWISE Hope Scholarship.

Applications for these scholarships must include hard copies of the following:
1. Curriculum vitae.
2. An official academic transcript (record).
3. A letter of motivation (~350 words).
4. A certified copy of your ID.
5. For the Angus Scholarship, a completed application form.

Please note – only hard copies of the documents will be accepted and these should be mailed to: P.O. Box 34085, Rhodes Gift, Cape Town, 7707 to arrive before 30 November.

SA WISE Scholarship for African Women 2014

ANGUS-SAWISE Scholarships in Science and Engineering for African Women
Undergraduate Degree

Deadline: 30 November (annual)
Study in: Africa

SA WISE
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) is a dynamic association for all those who support the idea of strengthening the role of women in science and engineering in South Africa.

SA WISE aims to strengthen this role by inter alia:

  • raising the profile of women scientists and engineers
  • highlighting and addressing problems faced specifically by women in these fields
  • lobbying for the advancement of women in science and engineering
  • providing leadership and role models for young people wishing to enter the fields of science and engineering

An important function of SA WISE is to improve communication among women scientists and engineers, with e-mail being the preferred medium of communication. Members are encouraged to send ideas and information to SA WISE. SA WISE also maintains contact with other assocations of women in science and engineering world-wide.

Why does South Africa need women in science and engineering?
Africa, including South Africa has a critical shortage of trained technological people. In 1980 North America had 2679 scientists and engineers involved in reserach and developement per million population; Latin America had 251; Africa had only 49. In 1993, the USA had 7600 people per million involved in R & D, Japan had 7300. No figures are available for Africa. Increasing the number of technologically trained people, both men and women, is essential for development.

Also critical for development is the role of women in society. Women have the greatest influence on the next generation, they set the standards for health and hygiene and they form the majority fo the agricultural labour force. Educate a women and you educate the next generation. Girls in Africa should be encouraged to take science subjects, not only those girls who might pursue a scientific or technological career, but also those who would then be enabled to apply scientific concepts in their daily lives. Taking science subjects should not only be seen as a vocation but as a means to develop the scientific and technological culture necessary for development.

Women are the greatest resource any country has. Providing encouragement and opportunity for girls and women in science and engineering is one the most powerful ways of harnessing this resource for the development of the country

Brief description:

Each year the Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) awards the Angus Scholarship, to a Sub-Saharan black woman graduate with 70% or above grade average in her subject of study. The scholarship is awarded for 1 year of tertiary study at Honours level (or 4thyear level of study) in any field of science and engineering. The successful applicant should become an active member of SAWISE.

Host Institution(s):

Not specified.

Field of study:

Science and Engineering

Number of Awards:

One scholarship is awarded each year.

Target group:

Women from Sub-saharan Africa.  South African applicants will be given preference.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship is awarded for 1 year of tertiary study at Honours level (or 4th year level of study). Contact the provider for more information.

Eligibility:

Contact the scholarship provider for more information.

Application instructions:

Application deadline is 30 November annually.

Contact information:

SAWISE Scholarships committee
P O Box 34085
Rhodes Gift
7707

Enquiries:
Prof. Jacquie Greenberg
Jacquie.Greenberg@uct.ac.za

Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Anusuya.Chinsamy-Turan@uct.ac.za

 

Scholarship for Students to Study in UK 2014

Scholarship for Developing Countries Students to Study at Oxford University in UK
Ioma Evans-Pritchard/Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries Students to Study at Oxford University in UK
Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to learn African Studies.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing master’s programme.
Scholarship Provider: Oxford University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship candidates must:
• Be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country,* and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
• Have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
• Be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families are able to pay for them to study in the UK;
• Be willing to return to their home country as soon as their award comes to an end (the Commonwealth Commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to progress from Master’s to PhD study and strict conditions will apply).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Awards are open to students from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Scholarship Description: As part of the development of African and Interdisciplinary Studies, St Anne’s College is offering the Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in conjunction with the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme and the African Studies Centre. The Scholarship will cover the full university and college fees and a maintenance allowance for a suitably qualified student applying for the MSc African Studies.
What does it cover: The Scholarship will cover the full university and college fees and a maintenance allowance.
Notification: Results will be announced by the end of April 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by email and post.

SA Medical Student Bursary 2014

The SAMA Medical Student Bursaries
The SA Medication Association is offering two medical education bursaries per annum which is intended to support South African citizens who live in South Africa and attending medical school in South Africa. The bursaries will only be used to fund study in the medical field i.e. pre-graduate studies towards a MBChB or equivalent degree.

A pre-graduate bursary in the amount of R20,000 will be offered per annum from the first to the fourth year of study and will be paid into the student’s account at the University. The bursary will be non-exclusive (i.e. if the student obtains additional bursaries, this bursary will continue).

It is envisioned that the continuation of this bursary will be conditional upon the continued pass rate of the student, and will terminate should the student fail.

An additional pre-graduate bursary in the amount of R20 000 will be offered to a deserving student, who is already studying towards a MBChB or equivalent degree, and has good academic records, but finds that due to financial pressures he/ she may be unable to continue his/ her studies. The bursary will be paid into the student’s account at the University. The bursary will be non-exclusive (i.e. if the student obtains additional bursaries, this bursary will continue).

It is envisioned that the continuation of this bursary will be conditional upon the continued pass rate of the student, and will terminate should the student fail. If a suitable candidate was not found, the second bursary will also be offered to a first year student.

A person who has been selected to receive the bursary and who subsequently takes leave from medical school will be permitted to continue receiving the bursary provided that the person continues to meet eligibility criteria and academic achievement standards. The bursary will not be paid during a period of leave of absence from school.

Eligibility Criteria

- Only SA citizens will qualify.
- Historically disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Copy of letter of acceptance into an approved South African medical education program. This can be conditional pending final acceptance.
- Individuals who are presently in medical school programs in South Africa who meet eligibility criteria may apply for the bursary for the period remaining in their education.
- Scholarship-holders are allowed to hold supplementary bursaries, grants or emoluments with unlimited values.
- If the applicant does receive supplementary funding during the duration of the scholarship, this will need to be declared to the SAMA Bursary Committee

Selection Criteria

-Applications are assessed based on potential and academic performance:
-From the eligible applicants, two new students each year will be approved according to their ability to meet the following selection criteria:
-Academic merit
-Potential for excellence for those belonging to historically disadvantaged groups
-Leadership qualities
-Previous prizes and awards

Recommendation of referees

-Method of payment
-Payment will be made directly to the medical school at the University.
-Once approved for a bursary, a medical student will be paid the full amount of the bursary in January of each year or as soon as possible thereafter.
-Payment for the second and subsequent years of study will be made only after submitting proof of successful completion of the previous year of study and proof of enrollment in the next sequential year of study.

Applications are only accepted between 1 August and 30 September each year.

Completed applications must be in English and must be received before or on 30 September of the relevant year.

Applications must include:

-Full name, address, telephone and email contact information
-Copies of documents to demonstrate South African citizenship (e.g. copy of ID or passport photograph page, birth or citizenship certificate).
-A resume outlining education and volunteer experience. Maximum length – 2 pages.
-Copy of letter of acceptance to a South African medical school.

Complete applications with copies of all required documents, must be received at the following address:

The SAMA Medical Education Bursary Committee

P O Box 74789

Lynnwood Ridge

0040

Email: karlienp@samedical.org

Scholarship Programme 2014

Accenture: Scholarship Programme 2014

We are accepting applications for our 2014 Scholarship Programme until 15 August, 2013. Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd administers an independent Education Trust, established for the purpose of supporting students with strong academic ability across selected disciplines, and who have limited access to financial resources. Selected candidates are awarded a full scholarship that enables them to continue their education at one of South Africa’s premier tertiary institutions.
Applications will only be considered from students who wish to major in one of the following disciplines at one of the universities listed below.

Degree courses:
BSc in Computer Science + Honours
BCom or BSc in Informatics or Information Systems + Honours
BCom or BSc in Information Technology + Honours or BIT
BEng or BSc (Eng) in Computer
BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electrical (Light Current)
BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electronic
BEng or BSc (Eng) in Information
BEng or BSc (Eng) in Industrial
Universities:
University of Cape Town
University of Johannesburg
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of Pretoria
Rhodes University
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand

Applications must be sent to:
The Accenture (SA) Education Trust
P O Box 1587
Kelvin
2054

2014 Pharmacy Bursary

Pharmacy Bursary

Application

Job Title Pharmacy Bursary Application
Job Type Classification Intern
Location – Town / City All regions
Department Pharmacy
[ ] Job Advert

(Apply Online)
-This implies you register on the Dis-Chem Database. Browse for Jobs- then click on the bursary.

Position Overview
Dis-Chem Consolidated have established a reputation in the market as an employer of choice. Its bursary scheme aims to attract B.Pharm students who have what it takes to become part of an exciting team.

Key Outputs
Promoting the use and selling of ethical medication
Preventative, pro-motive, curative and rehabilitative health care
Determine formulae and ingredients needed to fill prescriptions
Advisory and Information Service

Competencies
Passion for customer service excellence
Organized and reliable
Team player with good people skills
Working knowledge of Unisolve an advantage
Coaching and Managing of pharmacist assistant an advantage
Able to work retail hours (weekends)
Ability to present and communicate information effectively
Ability to analyse and interpret numbers and data

Qualifications & Experience
The bursary will only be awarded to South African Citizens and will only be considered if the applicant has a valid South African ID number.
The bursay will be subject to official certified confirmation of the student’s 1st and 2nd year-end results. Consequently, Dis-Chem gives preference to 3rd year students and appplicants with an exceptional academic record and who also participate in extra curricular activities.
Benefits & Remuneration Market Related Remuneration
Mentorship from leading SA Pharmacists
[ ] Equity Statement

All applicants will be considered, with the understanding that Dis-Chem pursues the South African legislative employment equity guidelines.
Please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants.
Dis-Chem reserves the right to terminate or suspend any form of employment with the group based on misrepresented or untruthful information provided through this application process.