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Molecular and Cell Biology Department Scholarships

  • MSc position with Dr Ramona Hurdaya

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified South African BSc Hons graduates for an MSc position in the 2020 academic year, under the supervision of Dr. Ramona Hurdayal (Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town).

    Requirements

    • BSc Hons Degree in any relevant life sciences discipline (Immunology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, and Genetics).
    • Skills in immunology, molecular and cell biology, flow cytometry, cell-culturing and BSL2-level practices will be advantageous.
    • Candidate must be willing to perform research in/and handling of mouse models, following suitable training and authorization with the South African Veterinary Council (funded by the supervisor).

    Fellowship: UCT Research & Innovation-funded student bursary is available for the first year (2020) of study and subject to renewal for 2021 contingent on satisfactory progress by the student.

    Project focus: Understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells in human leishmaniasis using a mouse model of infection.

    Interested candidates should send their CV, academic record, letter of interest containing details of at least two referees to Dr. Ramona Hurdayal: ramona.hurdayal@uct.ac.za no later than February 21st 2020.
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  • EDP Honours Fellowships available at the Dept Molecular and Cell Biology

    Closing date: 24 February 2020

    The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of Cape Town, through its Equity Development Programme, will offer BSc (Hons) Scholarships to the value of R25 000 each to students who are citizens of SADC countries.  In this call, awards will be given to students who can demonstrate a financial need due to the fact that they have not been able to attract other bursaries/scholarships and have no other demonstrable form of income.  The awards are given on a merit basis and are intended to support those who will conduct research within MCB and furthermore have an interest in making their careers in higher education. The conditions of acceptance of this award are as follows: 


    Conditions of award

    • MCB EDP scholarships are only available to students who have registered for full-time study in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town in 2019. 
    • The students are allowed to hold other awards, if received after the application for this award, but the maximum total funding allowable is R80 000. 
    • The scholarship will be paid in a single instalment at the start of the academic year and following proof of registration. The funding will be contingent on successful completion of the Honours techniques course. Should the candidate fail the course, the funding must be returned to the MCB EDP program. 


    Award of the fellowship is subject to the following Conditions

    1. I can demonstrate no alternative sources of funding upon submitting this application. 
    2. I will undertake to let the Committee know if I am offered other bursaries/scholarships/fellowships and give evidence of the amounts involved. 
    3. I demonstrate commitment to the running and well-being of the Department of MCB
    4. If   I do not abide by the Conditions of this award I will refund the full amount received during the tenure of my Fellowship.

    Applications should be emailed to the Chair of the EDP committee, Prof. Jill Farrant (jill.farrant@uct.ac.za) by Friday 24th February, 2020.

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  • EDP MSc/PhD fellowships available at the Dept Molecular and Cell Biology

    AWARD NO 22 - APPLICATION REFERENCE – MCB-EDP3 2020

    Closing date for applications: Friday 24th February 2020

    The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of Cape Town, through its Equity Development Programme, offers MSc and PhD Scholarships to students who are citizens of a SADEC country.  In this call, awards will be given to students who can demonstrate a financial need due to the fact that they have not been able to attract significant other bursary/scholarship funding and have no other demonstrable form of income.  The awards are given on a merit basis and are intended to support those who will conduct research within MCB and furthermore have an interest in making their careers in higher education. The awards are outlined individually below.

    Applications are sought from excellent Honours and Masters graduates intending to initiate studies for the Master's or Doctoral degrees in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of Cape Town. Students will be selected on the basis of financial need and excellence. The conditions for the award can be found below. Go to the Departmental website (http://www.mcb.uct.ac.za) for information on the research interests of the Department.

    Values/Tenure for students initiating studies

     
    Value of MSc Bursary R 45 000.00
    Maximum level of additional Bursary allowed R 70 000.00
       
    Value of PhD Bursary R 70 000.00
    Maximum level of additional Bursary allowed R 100 000.00

    Application by letter, including a full CV, academic records, a statement of research interests and additional funding attracted and/or applied for; the names and addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be an academic, should be submitted. The name of the Academic within the Department who will supervise the work must be indicated. 

    Application to be submitted by 24 February 2020 by email to Prof. Jill Farrant (jill.farrant@uct.ac.za)

    Conditions of award

    • MCB EDP scholarships are only available to students who have registered for full-time study in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town in 2019. 
    • The students are allowed to hold other awards, if received after the application for this award, but the maximum total funding allowable is as stated above. 
    • The scholarship will be paid in a single instalment at the start of the academic year and following proof of registration. 

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(page updated 11 February 2020)

For post-doctoral opportunities, please visit the MCB vacancies page.