100 Postgraduate Scholarship for Science Grads (Master's, Doctorate & Post-doctorate) in ARC Institutes, South Africa 2012

100 Postgraduate Bursaries for Science Grads (Master's, Doctorate & Post-doctorate)

School : ARC Institutes

Level: Master's, Doctorate & Post-doctorate


Funded by:The Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Deadline: 07 September 2012

Beneficiaries : Open to young Internationals Scholars

Key words: ARC, South Africa , Master, Doctorate, Post-doctorate


  • The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a Research and Development Institution of excellence in South Africa, which operates within the National System of Innovation.
  • With its Professional Development Programme, the ARC intends to develop capacity within candidates through exposure to research, development methodologies and research management in an agricultural research environment.
  • Young, dynamic science graduates are invited to apply for a significant number of bursary opportunities with the ARC.
  • If successful, you will be based for the duration of your studies at one of the ARC Institutes, depending on your discipline and mentor.
  • You will work under mentorship on projects prescribed by the ARC, and will be registered for Master’s, Doctorate or Post-doctorate studies.
  • If applicable, you may be expected to attend some courses at the university concerned. This call is for studies that will commence in January 2013.


To be considered for a bursary, you should:

  • Have a BTech/BSc Honours, Masters or Doctorate in a discipline suitable for the areas of research indicated in the table below
  • Have evidence of significant academic achievement in previous studies
  • Seek a long-term career in agricultural research
  • Be able to appreciate diversity and facilitate change
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and good professional conduct
  • Be proactively involved in your own career development
  • Be completely dedicated to the mentorship process
  • Be able to cope with pressure and to interact effectively in sensitive situations.

Study Fields

  • Plant Sciences(Agronomy/Crop Science ,Plant Physiology,Weed Science,Conventional Plant Breeding,Conventional Plant Breeding,Horticulture,Post-Harvest and Plant Pathology and Biochemistry ,Food Sciences ,Nematology,Viticulture ,Entomology,Biosystematics,Crop Protection: Biocontrol , Integrated Pest and disease Management).
  • Soil Sciences and Engineering(GIS,Earth Observation ,Soil and Water,Soil Surveying ,Agrometerology).
  • Animal Sciences(Sero-diagnosis of Bacterial Disease ,Food Safety,Reproductive Physiology/ Animal Science,Animal Breeding and Genetics ,Meat Sciences ,Animal Nutrition, Range land and Pasture Science , Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Immunology,Molecular and Classical Virology,Classical Parasitology and Entomology ).
  • Biotechnology(Statistical Genomics in Plants and Animals ,Metagenomics,Proteomics and Metabolomics,Bioinformatics ,Genome Engineering and Novel Crop Development in Plants,Molecular Breeding in Plants, Molecular Pathology in Plants and Animals ,Biofuels and Renewable Energy.
  • Technology Transfer(Agricultural Extension,Agricultural Economics,Statistics, Mathematical Statistics , Biometry )
  • Applications should include a detailed statement of interest and a detailed CV (including certified copies of certificates, academic records, supporting documents, nationality and the details of 3 contactable academic referees).
  • The relevant documents should be forwarded to Ms Lorraine Molope at the ARC-Central Office, PO Box 8783, Pretoria 0001, or hand delivered at the reception at the ARC Building at 1134 Park Street, Hatfield or faxed to (012) 430-5814.

Application method: Electronically

  • Applications can also be submitted electronically to Nebreska@arc.agric.za

The closing date for applications is 7 September 2012.

  • The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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For informal enquiries, please contact:

  • Email : Nebreska@arc.agric.za

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