DST-NRF PDP Doctoral Scholarships for Study in Universities of South Africa, South Africa

If you would like to study in Universities of South Africa, South Africa and pursue Full Time Postdoctoral Program in Areas should be aligned with the Grand Challenges as identified in the Ten Year Innovation Plan of the DST, namely: Space Science and Technology; Human and Social Dynamics; Farmer to Pharma; Energy; and Climate Change you can avail DST-NRF PDP Doctoral Scholarships which is being offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF).

This is a Postdoctoral Program Merit Based Scholarship and students are eligible from South African Students to apply for the same. Only Few such award is being offered and the deadline for application is 29-Apr-16.

This Scholarship will offer you:-

  • The PDP Doctoral students will receive a tax free scholarship of R180 000 p.a. (one hundred and eighty thousand rand per annum). Doctoral scholarships are tenable for up to three (3) years subject to satisfactory annual performance.
  • The value of the PDP Postdoctoral Fellowship shall be R350 000 p.a. (three hundred and fifty thousand rand per annum) in the 2016/17 financial year and shall be subject to employee taxes. All Postdoctoral fellows must enter into a three-year fixed term employment contract with the host institution for 03 Years.

Inter Scholarshipsis pleased to provide you with the following information which has been updated recently:

Name of Scholarships: DST-NRF PDP Doctoral Scholarships
Scholarship is offered by: the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF)
Scholarship Offers:
  • The PDP Doctoral students will receive a tax free scholarship of R180 000 p.a. (one hundred and eighty thousand rand per annum). Doctoral scholarships are tenable for up to three (3) years subject to satisfactory annual performance.
  • The value of the PDP Postdoctoral Fellowship shall be R350 000 p.a. (three hundred and fifty thousand rand per annum) in the 2016/17 financial year and shall be subject to employee taxes. All Postdoctoral fellows must enter into a three-year fixed term employment contract with the host institution.
Duration of Reward / Grant: 03 Years
Education Field: Areas should be aligned with the Grand Challenges as identified in the Ten Year Innovation Plan of the DST, namely: Space Science and Technology; Human and Social Dynamics; Farmer to Pharma; Energy; and Climate Change.
Education Level: Postdoctoral Program
Based on: Merit Based
Scholarship is open for: Universities of South Africa, South Africa
Students are eligible from:  South African Students
Number of Awards / Scholarships: Few
Important Dates: Open Date: Not Available
Last Date: 29-Apr-16
Who is Eligible?: In order to apply for scholarship, applicant must follow the given criteria:-

  1. Only bona-fide South African citizens or permanent residents may receive a PDP Doctoral Scholarship or Postdoctoral Fellowship;
  2. To be awarded a PDP Doctoral Scholarship the individual must have obtained his/her master’s degree no more than five (5) years before commencement of doctoral studies. In the case of female candidates that are returning to postgraduate studies after a period of absence from research due to family responsibilities, this criterion may be waivered.
  3. To be appointed as a PDP Postdoctoral Fellow, the individual must have obtained his/her doctoral degree no more than five (5) years before commencement of the PDP Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the case of female candidates that are returning after a period of absence from research due to family responsibilities, this criterion may be waivered.
  4. Permanent employees of public Research Institutions, Science Councils or National Facilities may not hold a PDP scholarship or fellowship.
Important Information: Contact eMail Id: [email protected]

Notes from Inter ScholarshipsAdvisory:

To apply for the above scholarship / award / grant you should submit the following documents and should possess the following:

Only one Lead Applicant need apply per institution. Applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF. Student scholarships will be released to the host institution upon receipt of the following documents:

  • NRF Scholarship Agreement completed by the student;
  • Proof of Registration completed by the institution’s grants office;
  • Copy of the student’s Master’s certificate;
  • Copy of the student’s identity document; and
  • Student-Supervisor Agreement that specifies amongst other matters, the expectations, deliverables and responsibilities of both parties with respect to the student-supervisor relationship.

Postdoctoral fellowships will be released to the host institution upon receipt of the following documents:

  • The three year fixed-term employment contract with the host institution;
  • Copy of identity document;
  • Proof of completion of the Doctoral degree;
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship and Fellowship agreement; and
  • Memorandum of Agreement between the Research Fellow and Mentor.

Once all the information has been received by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the assessment of the submitted documents is complete, you will be informed about your selection in the same.

If you are looking for more information about DST-NRF PDP Doctoral Scholarships you are requested to visit the following page: http://www.nrf.ac.za/content/dst-nrf-professional-development-programme-pdp-call-2016

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