2014 PhD Bursary: Biological Invasions

Title: 2014 PhD Bursary: Biological Invasions
Organisation: SANBI
Location: South Africa
Application deadline: 1 November 2013 at 16h30
Website/full details: 2014 PhD Bursary: Biological Invasions

Description4 x MTech (running costs for appropriate BTech projects available). Bursaries are available to conduct applied research on invasions as part of the Department of Environmental Affairs-funded Invasive Species Programme (ISP) within the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

Projects need to be aligned with SANBI’s ISP focus of detection of new invaders, post-border risk assessment, and eradication planning. For more details of the programme’s goals and the types of projects that would be funded see Wilson et al. 2013 South African Journal of Science (available free athttp://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2013/20120111). 


Candidates must be pro-active, enthusiastic, and interested in doing excellent research that can make a difference. Prospective students and their proposed supervisors should consult with ISP regional co-ordinators to develop projects (your application should include a two-page project outline):

  • Western Cape
Ernita van Wyk
  • Free State
Dan’Sile Cindi
  • KwaZulu-Natal
Reshnee Lallla
  • Eastern Cape
Kanyisa Jama
  • Gauteng
Bongani MashelePeter Shisani P.Shisani@sanbi.org.za

MTech Bursary Values:

  • Those in employment: academic fees + running costs
  • Full time students: R60,000 p.a. (to cover living expenses and academic fees) + running costs

Project running expenses will be negogiated based on the project. Bursaries are available only to South African citizens with preference given to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.