Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science at University of Free State in South Africa, 2015


Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science at University of Free State in South Africa, and applications are submitted till 20 March 2015. University of the Free State is awarding a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Horticultural Science within the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences (Agricultural Building, Fakulteits Road). This fellowship is for a full-time position for two years (2015-2016) depending on research progress. The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum: R220 000 fellowship plus R30 000 running expense (non-taxable). Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | South Africa

Level: Full-time Research

Field(s): Horticultural Science within the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences (Agricultural Building, Fakulteits Road).

Deadline: 20 March 2015.

Funded By: The Directorate Research Development of the University of the Free State and Sandvetpecans, South Africa

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science is targeted for South African and foreign nationals.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: One postdoctoral fellowship is available.

Scholarship Duration: This fellowship is for a full-time position for two years (2015-2016) depending on research progress.

Scholarship covers: The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum: R220 000 fellowship plus R30 000 running expense (non-taxable).

Description

The University of the Free State invites applications for a Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science in the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

This postdoctoral opportunity is jointly funded by the Directorate Research Development of the university and Sandvetpecans, South Africa.

This fellowship is for a full-time position for two years (2015-2016) depending on research progress. The fellowship will be tentable in the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences (Agricultural Building, Fakulteits Road) at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.

The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum: R220 000 fellowship plus R30 000 running expense (non-taxable). The commencement of the fellowship is from 1st April 2015.

Eligibility

‣ Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science are open to South African and foreign nationals for full-time research at the University if the Free State.

‣ PhD (must have graduated within the last five years)

‣ To enable outstanding doctoral graduates to obtain experience in industry related micro-propagation and molecular biology research.

‣ Research and innovation at a higher education institution.

‣ Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicants’ academic achievements, publication outputs and research potential.

‣ Successful applicants may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.

‣ Successful applicants must be able to relocate to the University of the Free State during the tenure of the award. This is a residential fellowship: the successful applicant is required to spend 80% of his/her postdoctoral period at the University of the Free State.

Scholarship Application Method 

Requirements for Free State Postdoctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science application: 

  • Motivation letter, articulating the applicant’s career ambitions and scholarly motivation, as well as details of her/his major scholarly/ academic accomplishments to date.
  • Full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a list of all research publications.
  • 1-2 page proposal detailing the proposed postdoctoral research.
  • Full transcripts of academic record.
  • Copy of Doctoral degree certificate.
  • Copy of ID document (copy of passport in the case of non-South African applicants)
  • The successful applicant will be required to publish at least 3 articles per year in DHET / IBSS / ISI – accredited journals.
  • Further information can be obtained from, and applications submitted to, Dr GM Coetzer.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 20 March 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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