Protein Research Foundation (PRF) Postgraduate Scholarship for South Africans

Protein Research Foundation (PRF) Postgraduate Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Animal Nutrition
Course Level: Graduate (masters, research, PhD)
Provider: Protein Research Foundation (PRF)
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
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 PhD degree at a recognised tertiary institution.

Evaluation (Selection criteria):
The scholarship is awarded on merit, and in the case of a PhD, according to the requirements of the PRF for the specific study.

Eligible groups
Citizens of the Republic of South Africa

Participating Institutions
Any recognised tertiary institution in South Africa (e.g. University of Capetown, South Africa)

Fields of study
Postgraduate Research on Protein for Animal Nutrition

Number of awards
Not specified, several many awards will be given

Sponsorship duration
For the Masters Degree it is two years and for the Doctorate three years.

The allocation of a scholarship in one year should not be regarded as a guarantee that this will be repeated in succeeding years. Scholarship allocations for succeeding years will be paid upon receipt of documentation from the academic supervisor that satisfactory progress was made during the previous academic year, as well as proof of re-registration of the candidate by the university.

Scholarship benefits
The total value of the scholarship will vary according to the length of the study i.e. whether masters or PhD.

The value of the scholarship is R35 000 per annum. This amount is paid directly to the candidate at the commencement of each academic year, following the receipt of adequate proof that the candidate has been accepted and is registered at the University for the year in question.

Method of Application
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. Applications are evaluated by the PRF at a meeting in October each year and the results of the selection procedure are made known directly after that meeting.

The application form may be downloaded from the University of Capetown website:

You may also download the PRF Scholarship Details(pdf) for complete and detailed information.

Completed applications must reach Ms. Erica Van Wyk at the Postgraduate Funding Office, 3rd Level, Otto Beit Building, Upper Campus by 20 September for onward forwarding to the PRF by 30 September 2010.

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.

>>Progress reports:
An annual progress report must be submitted by the academic supervisor, and the incumbent is requested to submit a final report in the form of a thesis on completion of the research. The PRF would appreciate being informed of papers emanating from the study that are published either in the scientific or popular press so that these can be placed on the PRF website for wider distribution.

For further details, please contact:

The Secretary
Protein Research Foundation
Telephone: 011-803 2579 /011-803 1894

Application Deadline: 20 September 2010
Open to International students: No (ONLY South Africans)

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