2015 Post doctoral Fellowship in Horticultural Science Ongoing in South Africa

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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). The closing date for the application is 20 March 2015.

Study Subject(s): Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded in the field of Horticultural Science within the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences (Agricultural Building, Fakulteits Road).
Course Level: Fellowship is available for full-time research at the University of the Free State.
Scholarship Provider: The Directorate Research Development of the University of the Free State and Sandvetpecans, South Africa
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility:
-Fellowships 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 Open for International Students:
Fellowship is open to South African and foreign nationals.

Scholarship Description: The University of the Free State invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship 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.

Number of award(s): One postdoctoral fellowship is available.

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

What does it cover? The value of the fellowship is R250 000 per annum: R220 000 fellowship plus R30 000 running expense (non-taxable).

How to Apply: Requirements
-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 Application Deadline: The closing date for the application is 20 March 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

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