South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) are working in partnership with TWAS to advance science in developing countries through the NRF-TWAS Doctoral Fellowships, thus, applications are currently being invited from all interested and qualified candidates who wish to further their studies in South Africa
Universities will set their own internal cut-off dates for applications and applicants must abide by those dates.Table of Content
TWAS The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. Through three decades, TWAS's mission has remained consistent: Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world; Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology; Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation; Encourage scientific r... read more
Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria: TWAS-NRF Doctoral programme:
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME:
Application for acceptance at South African Institutions
Applicants must contact institutions in South Africa or potential supervisors to obtain a placement into the doctoral research training programme. For details of recognised HEIs and other Public Research Institutions click here.
Application for evaluation of foreign qualifications from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Applicants must have all foreign qualifications (obtained from non-South Africa universities) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Proof that at least the applicant has submitted his/her qualification for evaluation at SAQA must be submitted with the application, failing which the application will be rejected.
Applicants are advised to start this process early to allow time for processing. Information on the process can be accessed by logging on to www.saqa.org.za. On the SAQA website, navigate to Service – Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications – General Information. Applicants must strictly adhere to all the instructions and provide all applicable documents to avoid delays and rejection of applications. Applicants are advised to courier all application documents to SAQA directly.
Submitting your application
Applicants must apply for the NRF – TWAS Doctoral Fellowship for 2021 by accessing the link: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/ on the NRF Online application system
On accessing the link, please follow the detailed guidelines in the step -by-step “Application and Funding Guide for 2021 academic year”. You can see or download the guide at the bottom of this page.
Remember to submit your application upon completion.
No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your electronic application as early as possible.
TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11, 34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240 314, Fax: +39 040 2240 689
E-mail: [email protected]
National Research Foundation, South Africa
Ms Thandeka Mthethwa
Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: 012 481 4163
Email address: [email protected]
For more details, visit TWAS-NRF Website