PhD Scholarships for South African Students at Swiss University, 2018

SAMRC
Research
Study in:South Africa
Expired
Deadline: 15 December 2017

The SAMRC invites South African citizens or permanent residents for PhD scholarships at a Swiss university or an institution affiliated to a Swiss University. The scholarship will be awarded for research to be conducted in the research field of Public Health and biomedicine.

The South African Medical Research Council is a para-statal medical research organisation in South Africa. The current president is professor Anthony MBewu. It is a member of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Scholarship Description:

Applications close: December 15, 2017
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing research programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Public Health and biomedicine.
Scholarship Award: The value of the scholarship will cover all expenses living costs per annum. Travel expenses to Switzerland and to South Africa or as agreed will be covered by the SAMRC. This will be stipulated in a contract to be signed between the Scholar and the SAMRC.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: South African students are eligible to apply to apply.

Entrance Requirements: The PhD Scholarships will be awarded for research to be conducted in the research field of Public Health and biomedicine. The scholarships are tenable in Switzerland, funding is for a 12 month (or up to 36 months for PhD scholarships only) as a tax-free scholarship for full-time study. Please see Annexure A concerning the scholarship guidelines.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

Applicants can respond to the RFA in one of two categories:

 Category 1: These are applicants who are currently registered for PhD at South African universities. The applicants should have a planned or existing research projects with researchers based at institutions in Switzerland. The scholarships can allow them to spend a significant part of their time and research work in Switzerland but not less than 12 months and not more than 36 months. For this category, the applicants should provide the following:

For the Swiss Application:

  • Signed FCS application form (typed and printed) with photo (Annexure 2).
  • A full CV with list of academic publication
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A complete research proposal (max 5 pages, signed), using exclusively the FCS research proposal form (Annexure 3)
  • A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to support and supervise the research.
  • 2 confidential letters of recommendation from two different professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the FCS reference form – originals in sealed envelopes only for the 1st set) (Annexure 4)
  • Signed Medical Certificate (Annexure 5)
  • A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) as the chosen Swiss university confirming that she/he is willing to support and supervise the research (Annexure 6)
  • Two copies of the applicant’s passport (main page with personal data). Dual nationals add copies of both passports.

For research fellowship in addition: A short CV of the academic mentor at the home institution.

For PhD scholarships at doctoral schools: A proof that the applicant is being considered for admission. Except: EPFL: accepted admission required. A support letter from a host processor is required in any case additionally

For acceptance by SAMRC

  • An abridge CV
  • Ethics clearance (if available)
  • Certified SA ID document
  • Certified academic certificates
  • Half page letter of motivation for funding
  • A statement of support for application from SA research supervisor if applicable
  • Signed and completed SAMRC application form

Category 2: These are applicants who are currently not registered for PhD in South Africa or Switzerland. The applicants may or may not have a planned or existing research projects with researchers in Switzerland. If the applicant does not have any links with Switzerland, the SAMRC would assist in finding a suitable collaborator using its networks. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow the recipient to spend full-time study at selected universities or institutions in Switzerland in the field of health and/or clinical research. For this category, the applicants should provide the following:

For acceptance by SAMRC

  • PhD proposal, if applicable
  • Ethics clearance (if available)
  • Abridged CV
  • Certified SA ID document
  • Certified academic certificates
  • Half page letter of motivation for funding
  • A statement of support for application from SA research supervisor if applicable
  • A statement of support for application from Swiss researcher or collaborator who will act as a host, if applicable.
  • Signed and completed SAMRC application form

For the Swiss Application:

  • Signed FCS application form (typed and printed) with photo (Annexure 2).
  • A full CV with list of academic publication
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A complete research proposal (max 5 pages, signed), using exclusively the FCS research proposal form (Annexure 3)
  • A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to support and supervise the research.
  • 2 confidential letters of recommendation from two different professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the FCS reference form – originals in sealed envelopes only for the 1st set) (Annexure 4)
  • Signed Medical Certificate (Annexure 5)
  • A copy of the letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) as the chosen Swiss university confirming that she/he is willing to support and supervise the research (Annexure 6)
  • Two copies of the applicant’s passport (main page with personal data). Dual nationals add copies of both passports.

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