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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
UCT Science Faculty PhD Fellowship - deadline extended

Extended Deadline 31st January 2019

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology invites applications for a University of Cape Town, Science Faculty PhD Fellowship for 2019. 


Criteria and eligibility for a Science Faculty PhD Fellowship

  • Excellent academic record
  • Completed Masters degree in appropriate field of research
  • Open to all local and international students
  • Doctoral Research proposal and identified supervisor(s) in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Preference will be given to students who are new to UCT 

Value
The total value of the Science Faculty PhD Fellowship is R330 000 spread over three years to be paid according the following guidelines.

  • The maximum component for running expenses is restricted to R60 000 in total, with a limit of R30 000 per annum.
  • The maximum component for a bursary is restricted to R110 000 for any one year.
  • The value of the Science Faculty PhD fellowship will be reduced pro-rata if an applicant receives more than R200 000 in bursary/scholarship funding in any one year.

The intention is to favour those who are new to UCT, have a good academic record, an academically strong proposal with evidence of original planned research, a realistic time frame for completion of the thesis within three years and appropriate supervisor(s). 

Research Areas
The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology conducts basic and applied research that is of economic, medical, environmental and social importance to Africa. The research areas include evolution, environmental adaptation, health and disease of humans, animals and plants, involving pathogens such as protozoa, viruses and bacteria, biotechnology and biopharming. 

Application procedure
Applicants should contact academic staff in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology whose research is of interest to them and identify a Supervisor and Research Project.  Applicants should complete sections 1 to 4 of the application form and submit an electronic copy, together with a CV, and a copy of academic record to Ms Ghakiema Salie via email (Ghakiema.Salie@uct.ac.za), by 31st January, 2019
Letters from two referees supporting your application should also be directly emailed to Ms Ghakiema Salie by 31st January, 2019.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
UCT Science Faculty Doctoral Equity Scholarship

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology invites applications for a

University of Cape Town Science Faculty Doctoral Equity Scholarship

Criteria and eligibility for a Science Faculty Equity Doctoral Scholarship

Academic excellence

  • Completed Masters degree in appropriate field of research
  • Open to Coloured or Black African South African students
  • Doctoral Research proposal and identified supervisor(s) in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Value:

The total value of the Science Faculty Doctoral Equity Scholarship is R360 000 spread over three years to be paid according the following guidelines.

  • The maximum component for running expenses is restricted to R60 000 in total, with a limit of R30 000 per annum.
  • The maximum component for a bursary is restricted to R120 000 for any one year.
  • The value of the Science Faculty Doctoral Equity will be reduced pro-rata if an applicant receives more than R200 000 in bursary/scholarship funding in any one year.
     

Research Areas

The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology conducts basic and applied research that is of economic, medical, environmental and social importance to Africa. The research areas include evolution, environmental adaptation, health and disease of humans, animals and plants, involving pathogens such as protozoa, viruses and bacteria, biotechnology and biopharming. 
 

Application procedure

Applicants should contact academic staff in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology whose research is of interest to them and identify a Supervisor and Research Project.  Applicants should complete sections 1 to 4 of the application form and submit an electronic copy, together with a CV, and a copy of academic record via email to Ms Ghakiema Salie  (Ghakiema.Salie@uct.ac.za), by Jan 15, 2019. 
Letters from two referees supporting your application should also be directly emailed to Ms Ghakiema Salie by Jan 15, 2019.

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