SKA South Africa/ SARAO Bursaries 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – SKA SA/ SARAO

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) (previously known as “SKA SA”) is managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
SARAO will soon be known as the creators of the biggest multi-radio telescope ever constructed, which will produce science that provides a greater understanding of the universe. The SARAO will be collocated in Africa and Australia, with the African one being built in South Africa and 8 other countries in Africa.

Construction of the SARAO is planned to commence at the start of 2019, it should have a total collection area of 1 km2 and initial observations are scheduled for 2022. The project is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED

SARAO have 3 funding opportunities for academically deserving students.

 

Bursaries will be awarded to students who are studying (or wish to study) one of the following qualifications
Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant

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Doctoral and Masters

Research Project Proposals for Doctoral and Masters:

 

Bursaries are renewable each year, based on satisfactory academic performance.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):
Undergraduate and Honours applicants:

Doctoral and Masters applicants:

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARIES

Applications must be done online at; https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

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You will be required to register an account before you can log in and apply.
 

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 be disregarded):

 

CLOSING DATES

8 August 2021.
(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 SKA SA/ SARAO directly:

Undergraduate and Honours Block Grant:
Contact Person: Annah Mashemola
Email: amashemola@ska.ac.za
Tel: 011 442 2434

Research Project Proposals for Doctoral and Masters/ Doctoral and Masters Bursary:
Contact Person: Loyiso Gura
Email: lgura@ska.ac.za

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