Maize Trust Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
Maize Trust Bursary South Africa
ABOUT THE COMPANY – MAIZE TRUST
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 bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for Postgraduate (master and Doctoral) studies, within the maize industry.
Fields of study may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural Meteorology
- Agricultural Writers
- Conservation Agriculture
- Data Science
- Demand Planner
- 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
- Plant Virology
- Precision Agriculture
- Seed Applied Technologies
- Soil Microbiology
- Soil Science
- Weed Science
- another related field
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 instalment to be paid in January 2023.
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’s 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 Maize Trust Bursary conditions, policies and procedures
- You must agree to the terms of the Legal Undertaking (Section E) on the application form
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MAIZE TRUST BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online at; Maize Trust Bursary Application 2023
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 the 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
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 L|L Agricultural Services (the Maize Trust’s bursary administrators) directly:
Tel: 012 807 3958
Contact page: https://agrimanage.co.za/contact-us/
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