DSI-CSIR Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

DSI-CSIR Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

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DSI-CSIR Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DSI & CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), established in the year 1945, is a premier and central research and development organisation in South Africa. The CSIR is Africa’s biggest research and development organisation, which covers approximately 10% of the whole African African R&D budget.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is committed to encouraging socio-economic development in South Africa, by way of research and innovation. The DSI seeks to accomplish groundbreaking science and ensure the well-being of all South Africans, through the various Programmes and entities they work with.

ABOUT THE DSI-CSIR BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are inviting students to apply for the DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support (IBS) programme, for the 2023 academic year.

The IBS postgraduate bursary will be awarded for studies in the following Thematic Research Focus Areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Biotechnology (Biopharming, Bio-processing and Bio-catalysis)
  • Composites
  • Health
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) – (Bioprospecting research, product and process development)
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity etc)
  • Photonics (free space communication, fibre-optics, laser welding and optics)
  • Titanium (manufacturing elements)

The bursary will also cover Honours, 4th year Engineering or Postgraduate Diploma studies in:

  • Biotechnology and related majors
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Engineering and related majors (Electrical and Computer, Electronic, Metallurgical, Aeronautical Engineering, etc)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, etc)
  • ICT (Information Systems, Information Technology, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, GIS, etc)
  • IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
  • Physics
  • Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics or Mathematical Statistics

Inter-Bursary Support (IBS) programme was established by the DSI in order to support capacity development in key and priority areas, as identified in key departmental strategies. The bursary is supported by the CSIR, with the aim of supporting the development of skills in these areas.

MORE ABOUT THE CSIR BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The bursary value will be determined by the level of study:

  • Honours, 4th year Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma students will receive cover up to R100 000 per annum.
  • Masters students will receive cover up to R120 000 per annum.
  • Doctoral students will receive cover up to R140 000 per annum.

Bursary recipients will also receive a once-off laptop allowance of R10 000.

MORE ABOUT THE CSIR BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION & IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 2 months of the closing date – if you do not receive any feedback by 4 October 2022, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the DSI-CSIR Bursary.

Candidates must download and read the following documents before applying:

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DSI-CSIR BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to meet all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards one of the postgraduate qualifications listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a degree that is aligned to specific thematic research areas and research themes/ technology streams
  • You must be studying or registered to study at a public university in South Africa
  • You must find a suitable supervisor and ensure that the supervisor supports your application
  • You must NOT be employed on a full-time basis
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities and students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Honours applicants: you must NOT be older than 28 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% for all major subjects in your final year of undergraduate study
  • Masters applicants: you must NOT be older than 30 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% for all major subjects in your Honours level or final year of a 4-year degree
  • Doctoral applicants: you must NOT be older than 32 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% at the Masters level

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DSI-CSIR BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at; DSI-CSIR Bursary Application 2022

All applicants will receive an email confirmation after their application has been received.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document, if a South African citizen (certified copy)
  • Passport and proof of permanent residency, if an international student (certified copies)
  • University degree certificate (certified copy)
  • Full university transcript/ record (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of university application or registration (on institutions letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation letter from your Supervisor, if a Master’s or Doctoral applicant
  • Admission letter showing full-time registration, if available (successful applicants will be required to submit this)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE THE DSI-CSIR BURSARY

4 August 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the CSIR IBS team directly:
Contact person: Justice Komane
Email: hcd-interbursary@csir.co.za

or Excel@Uni (the administrators for this bursary)
Email: support@auraams.app

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