South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Prize Scholarship 2020 (Up to R180,000)

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Prize Scholarship 2020 (Up to R180,000)

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Applications are open for the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Prize Scholarship 2020. The SAAO Prize Scholarship is a prestigious annually awarded scholarship offered to a top African student to work on a PhD project supervised by researchers at the SAAO.

The scholarship is for a 3-year PhD registered at a South African university and the student will be required to spend a minimum of 60% of their time at the SAAO. The scholarship will cover tuition and a generous stipend for living expenses. Additional support for conference travel and equipment will be provided.

Funding

  • Up to R180,000 per year (plus support for tuition, equipment and travel).

Eligibility

  • Open to South Africans or citizens of other African countries;
  • Applicants should hold, or are studying towards, an MSc degree in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related area (ideally with some astronomy background), and must be ready to register for a PhD at the start of the 2020 academic year (typically the end of February 2020).

Selection Criteria

  • The selection criteria will be academic merit, motivation, aptitude for research, transformation considerations, and results of the interview.

Application

Send your CV, motivation, academic transcript to scholarship@saao.ac.za and arrange for 2 reference letters to be sent to the same address by the closing date.

For more information, visit SAAO Prize Scholarship.

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