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A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
Project: Invertebrate diversity in the East and West Kleinemonde estuaries
The successful MSc candidate should have a solid background in coastal, river or estuarine ecology. The research will involve both field collections and laboratory analyses. Only those students eligible to be registered for an MSc at Rhodes University, Makhanda, Eastern Cape, will be considered. The candidate is expected to write a project proposal and apply to the NRF and Rhodes University for an MSc bursary. The study will commence in early 2023.
Rhodes University5/24/2022

Online Course in Science Communication

Starts 18 July 2022

Stellenbosch University offers a 6-week online course in science communication to help guide researchers and communication professionals navigate the dynamics and trends in science communication and public engagement with science. Since 2015, about 500 scientists and science communicators have completed this course successfully. The course is designed for scientists who want to enhance their ability to integrate public communication and engagement as a part of their research activities, as well as for science communication professionals eager to enhance their professional experience and network. The course is presented by Dr Marina Joubert, a pioneer of science communication practice and research in South Africa, with input from local and international guest speakers.

Stellenbosch University6/15/2022
NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship
Online information session on 16 May 2022, 10h00-12h00.
Scholarship applications close on 8 July
Gain study and research experience in South Africa and Germany with the NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship!
Benefits of the NRF-DAAD In-Country Scholarship for masters and doctoral students:
Fully funded scholarship for postgraduate studies in South Africa
Mobility grant for a short-term research visit of 3 - 6 months to Germany
Participation in one of six interdisciplinary summer schools on offer in Germany
Participation in an annual networking conference in South Africa hosted by the DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg
NRF, DAAD7/8/2022
Applications are invited for DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for 2023. Successful students will be funded either at Full Cost of Study or Partial Cost of Study. Full details here. Scholarships are intended to support honours, master’s and doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The NRF minimum academic requirement for postgraduate funding is 65%. All continuing students who are eligible for a second or third year of funding must submit a Progress Report and not a new application.
Applicant closing dates:
Honours: 20 November 2022
First-time Master’s: 08 July 2022
First-time Doctoral: 08 July 2022
Master’s and Doctoral Extension Support: 15 August 2022
DSI, NRF11/20/2022