Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for 2015 at the department of Science and technology in South Africa, and applications are submitted till 8 August 2014. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is offering innovation postdoctoral fellowships for South African citizens and permanent resident non-South African citizens based at public research institutions in South Africa. The value of the award is R305 000 which includes R255 000 stipend for living expenses, R50 000 contribution towards research costs. In addition fellows may apply for a travel grant and the values are: R25 000 for local travel allowance and up to R50 000 allowance for international travel. Fellowship-holders who wish to access the travel grant must complete a travel grant application form provided by their university postgraduate office/research office for consideration by the NRF. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | South Africa
Level: Postdoctoral Research Programme.
Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in following fields: Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Engineering, Computer science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematical Sciences, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology and Medical sciences. Fellows pursuing research in Social Sciences and Humanities are also supported.
Deadline: 8 August 2014.
Funded By: The Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship is targeted for South African and non-South African citizens.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Known
‣ Scholarship covers: Postdoctoral Fellowships will cover value of the award is R305 000 which includes R255 000 stipend for living expenses, R50 000 contribution towards research costs. In addition fellows may apply for a travel grant and the values are: R25 000 for local travel allowance, and up to R50 000 allowance for international travel. Fellowship-holders who wish to access the travel grant must complete a travel grant application form provided by their university postgraduate office/research office for consideration by the NRF.
‣ The Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship funding instrument is part of the Innovation Bursary Scheme (IBS) funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
‣ The scheme is managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) through a contractual agreement with the DST.
‣ The National Research and Development Strategy of 2002 identified the need for a new generation of scientists to underpin the central thrust of innovation.
‣ In response, the DST commits an annual investment towards the development of postdoctoral fellows under the programme called the Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship.
‣ 30% of recipients may be foreign citizens including applicants from the SADC region
‣ Applicants should have obtained their PhD within the last 5 years.
‣ Full time employees of Higher Education Institutions are not eligible to apply.
‣ All NRF scholarships awards should be held as primary funding towards the research study.
‣ Fellowships must not be held simultaneously with a fellowship from any other government or NRF administered source.
‣ Fellowship-holders are allowed to hold non- binding supplementary grants or emoluments to half the value of the NRF award or should the host university have an institutional capped value, the award can be supplemented to the university capped value for the level of study.
‣ Fellowship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.
‣ Fellowship- holders will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average during the year of study and may be remunerated for these duties, provided that they are reimbursed at a rate not exceeding the standard institution’s tariff for services rendered.
‣ The award of an Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship will be based on past, current and potential academic performance.
‣ Selection criteria will include academic merit, research potential, leadership qualities and previous awards, various prizes and honours. In addition to the above criteria, the award will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal.
Notification: A list of successful candidates will be published on the NRF website as soon as the internal NRF approval processes for the award are finalised.
‣ Applicants are required to apply online.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 8 August 2014.
‣ 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.