Maize Trust Bursary South Africa 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – MAIZE TRUST
Maize Trust Bursary South Africa | The Maize Trust, established in 1998, was formed after the Maize Board closure, with the main aim of promoting the maize industry of South Africa.
The Trust provides the maize industry with financial support, to organisations and institutions that conduct a production and market-related research programmes.
The Trust also provides funding for assimilation and circulation of market information, as well as increases market access for the maize industry’s benefit.
ABOUT THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Maize Trust is inviting students to apply for their postgraduate bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for Master (MSc) Doctorate (PhD) studies, within the maize industry, including the following fields:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Food Sciences (relevant to the crop industry)
- Livestock Science
- Molecular Biology
- Pasture Science
- Plant Biochemistry
- Plant Breeding
- Plant Entomology
- Plant Nematology
- Plant Pathology
- Plant Physiology
- Soil Microbiology
- Soil Science
- Weed Science
Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the Maize Trust Bursary.
MORE ABOUT THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & PAYMENT
The value of the bursary will depend on the level of study:
- MSc/ Masters by Dissertation students will receive funding up to R99 750 per annum, for 2 years.
- PhD/ Doctoral Research students will receive funding up to R131 250 per annum, for 3 years.
Bursary funds will be paid out according to the submitted and approved progress reports by the bursary recipient and their supervisor, with the first installment to be paid in January 2024.
MORE ABOUT THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION
Once students have graduated, they must work within the maize industry of South Africa, for a duration of time equal to that of the bursary received.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to partake in telephonic interviews. Successful applicants will be notified within 8 weeks of the application closing date – if you do not receive any feedback within this time frame, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification relevant to the South African maize industry
- You must be studying or enrolled to study at a tertiary institution recognised by the Maize Trust
- You must NOT be in receipt of any other funding or bursary awards (unless agreed to by the Trust)
- You must intend on conducting a dissertation/ thesis on a topic that has been approved by the Maize Trust
- You must be willing to work within the South African maize industry after completing your studies
- You must have read and agreed to all of the bursary conditions, policies and procedures (on the application form)
- You must agree to the terms of and complete the the Legal Undertaking form of the bursary (Section I on the application form)
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
Download and complete the Maize Trust Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Maize Trust Bursary.
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 or Passport (certified copy – not older than 3 months old)
- Colour ID photo
- Curriculum Vitae
- Proof of tertiary registration and fee statement (on institutions letterhead) (if not yet available, please submit these documents after being registered)
- Full tertiary academic record, including latest results (on institutions letterhead)
- Details of proposed research, including: working research title, description of research and gantt chart
- Motivational letter to support your application, including: details of your academic abilities, financial need and future career goals
Applications must be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “MT BURSARY” in the email subject line).
CLOSING DATE FOR THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
30 September 2023.
(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 Agri Manage Solutions (the Administrators of The Maize Trust) directly:
Contact person: Marna Booyens
Please do NOT contact Canon Collins if this scholarship has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here
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