SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship South Africa 2021 – 2022

SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SANBI

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) was first established in 2004 in accordance with the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act under the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

SANBI’s main aim is to conduct research and decimation of information pertaining to biodiversity as well as contribute to the country’s management of biodiversity resources. SANBI is also responsible for partaking in ecosystem rehabilitation and restoration. This ensures that the country’s National Botanical and Zoological gardens enhance the country’s biodiversity for educational and entertainment purposes.

ABOUT THE SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

SANBI is inviting postgraduate students to apply for the Joan Wrench Scholarship, for the 2022 academic year.

The Joan Wrench Scholarship programme is open to students pursuing Honours, Masters, and Doctoral (or its equivalent NQF levels) studies, in the following projects/ fields which are relevant to SANBI’s mandate and identified as a priority:

For more information on the above fields, view the SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship Projects (.docx)

ABOUT THE SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The Joan Wrench Scholarship, first established in 2018, aims to recognise successful academic achievement in the youth as well as provide them with the financial means to embark on practical training/ postgraduate studies within biodiversity fields. The scholarship is aimed at candidates who would like to make a difference and will be awarded in line with the national equity targets.

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The following are the scholarship values per programme. The funding will cover both living expenses and university fees whilst the project running expenses will be covered separately.

 

All students must independently apply for university programmes, thereafter, the scholarship will be awarded once they have secured a placement in a post-graduate programme and have provisional acceptance from academic supervisors (please note, at least one of these supervisors must be from SANBI.) The majority of the research projects, as well as field sites, will be within the Western Cape and primarily, Kirstenbosch Gardens.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP

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):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must complete the SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship cover sheet
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

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Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: students@sanbi.org.za and students.sanbi@gmail.com
(Insert the words “Joan Wrench Kirstenbosch Scholarship studentships” in the email subject line).

SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP NOTES

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SANBI JOAN WRENCH SCHOLARSHIP

30 September 2021 (at 16:00).
(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 scholarship programme, please contact SANBI directly:
Contact Person: Dr Ferozah Conrad
Email: f.conrad@sanbi.org.za

Contact Person: Rene’ du Toit
Email: r.dutoit@sanbi.org.za

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