Kirstenbosch Scholarship for 2018/19

27 October 2017 - 4:30pm

B-Tech: Horticulture (2018-2019)

The Kirstenbosch Scholarship was established in 1966 to enable suitably qualified candidates to aid in the preservation of the indigenous flora of South Africa.

The B-Tech research project identified for the 2018-2019 scholarship is “Investigating hybridization of plant species and seed longevity in storage in the ex situ collection at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.” Please refer to the attached document for more detail

Prospective candidates with a special aptitude for botany and research work connected with indigenous flora, in possession of a National Diploma in Horticulture and with provisional acceptance from a university towards B-Tech (Horticulture) studies in 2018, are invited to apply. The scholarship is only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with national equity targets.

The value of this Scholarship is R80 000 per annum (to cover living expenses), plus accommodation at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden at a minimal fee. Tuition fees will be paid separately.

The person, to whom an award of a Scholarship is made, shall be bound to enter into an agreement between himself/herself and the South African National Biodiversity Institute and will be based at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town.

Note that the South African National Biodiversity Institute will not bear the cost of the successful candidate’s transport to and from his/her present place of residence and Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, at commencement and termination of the Scholarship.

Each application is to be accompanied by a standard application form (attached hereto), a letter of application (stating why you should be considered), certified copies of ID and academic record/transcript and highest qualification, two letters of academic reference, proof of provisional acceptance and a one-page project outline.

Closing date: 27 October 2017.

Applications should be submitted to:

The Secretary
The Institute of Environment and Recreation Management (Africa)
Subject: Kirstenbosch Scholarship

Successful candidates will be notified before the end of November 2017.

27 October 2017 - 4:30pm
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