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Postgraduate Research Scholarships, South Africa

The objective of the PRF Postgraduate Research Scholarships is to provide deserving students with the opportunity to obtain a Masters degree, that will enable them to make a contribution to high quality scientific research in the supply or utilisation of protein in animal nutrition, or both. The subject of study for the Masters degree must fall within the broad framework of the mission, vision and goals of the PRF. Doctoral scholarships will also be considered if the subject of study is deemed to be of a high priority to the PRF.The scholarship is open to citizens of the Republic of South Africa who have qualified for admission to a Masters or Ph D degree at a recognised tertiary institution.

The successful candidate must conduct an approved research project under the leadership of a recognised supervisor at the university concerned. The project may be used towards the fulfilment of the requirements for the postgraduate qualification. A formal contract must be signed by both parties.Candidates should submit PRF scholarship applications to their university administration, and the names of those who have applied for the first time should be listed in priority sequence by the University. Applications from those candidates selected by the university are then submitted to the PRF. Selected candidates may be requested to attend a personal interview, costs of which are carried by the PRF.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 September,2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

POLIS International Research Scholarship 2011-2012, UK: Politics and International Studies

POLIS is offering one fees plus maintenance and one fees only scholarship to Home/EU students taking a POLIS PhD programme. POLIS is also offering one fees only scholarship to international students taking a POLIS PhD programme. Small amounts may also be awarded as partial fee waivers to excellent candidates who have arranged funds from other sources but who still have a small shortfall. This part of the budget is managed on a case-by-case basis; in previous years we were able to help several outstanding students to enrol in the School.  Please ensure that you use the space provided on the form – attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded.  In order to be eligible to apply for one of the above POLIS Postgraduate Research Scholarships, applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number.  Applications without a valid University Banner ID number will be rejected. To apply for a place on a research degree programme
Eligibility: Applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the School’s minimum English language requirement, which is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual component below 6, or 240 on computer-based TOEFL (580 on the paper-based version), with 4.0 on the essay rating (4.0 on the Test of Written English associated with the paper-based version), or 94 on TOEFL iBT, with minimum scores of 20 in listening, 23 in reading, 23 in speaking and 24 in writing, or a PTE Academic score of at least 64 (with not less than 60 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Victoria PhD Submission Scholarships

Application form available here. Full regulations can be downloaded here. (Requires Acrobat Reader)

History or background of award
By facilitating full concentration upon their studies, it is meant to enable students already enrolled for several years to bring their research to a successful completion. Students currently enrolled part-time are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants, supervisors and Heads of School are encouraged to carefully consider the timing of applying for these awards.

Purpose of award
The purpose of this scholarship is to support doctoral students in the final three months of their research.

Selection criteria
* All Victoria PhD candidates, full-time or part-time, who are not currently recipients of a Victoria PhD Scholarship, a Jacob Joseph Scholarship, or any other award paying a living stipend are eligible to apply.

* Part-time candidates must change their enrolment to full-time and commit themselves exclusively to their research.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, which shall include an assessment of the applicant’s ability to complete the dissertation within the specified timeframe.

Number of awards offered

$5,000 living stipend per three-month
period of tenure, and an enrolment
fee contribution of $1,000.

Tenure of award
Three months. Recipients are expected to submit within one month of the completion of the tenure.

Closing dates for applications
There will be a selection round every
two months

How do students apply?
Application forms can be obtained from the top of this page or from:
The Scholarships Office
10 Kelburn Parade
Victoria University
Ph 463 5557

Decision makers
The award of the scholarships shall be made by the Scholarships Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Scholarship recipients will be required to sign the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Contract. The Head of School [or Programme] and primary supervisor will also sign the contract indicating that they are aware of the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

All applicants must provide
* a report of the progress made on their dissertation to-date (including draft chapters);
* a detailed timeline and plan for the tasks to be accomplished in the three month period requested;
* letters of endorsement from their supervisors and Head of School fully and unconditionally supporting the predicted outcome of completion within the specified timeframe.

Additional information
No paid work may be undertaken during the tenure of this scholarship.

Who else has information about this award?
It is important that your supervisor supports the timeframe you put forward. If you submit, suspend or withdraw prior to the final payment you may be asked to reimburse the Scholarships Office for part of this award.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04)463 5557