Deadline:

31 July 2019

Location:

South Africa

(Fully Funded)

Description

SAAO PRIZE SCHOLARSHIP 2020

The SAAO Prize Scholarship is a prestigious annually awarded scholarship offered to a top African student to work on a PhD project supervised by researchers at the SAAO. The scholarship is for a 3-year PhD registered at a South African university and the student will be required to spend a minimum of 60% of their time at the SAAO.

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Projects Offered:

  • Mass Loss, Pulsation and Atmospheric Mixing in Intermediate Mass Stars
    Supervisors: John Menzies (jwm@saao.ac.za), Patricia Whitelock (SAAO and UCT; paw@saao.ac.za) : Project details
  • 3D Simulations of Stellar Interactions
    Supervisor: Shazrene Mohamed (shazrene@saao.ac.za): Project details
  • Planetary and substellar companions to Planetary nebulae and other post-AGB stars
    Supervisors: Brent Miszalski (brent@saao.ac.za) and Rajeev Manick (rajeev@saao.ac.za): Project details
  • Transients in the LSST Era
    Supervisors: David Buckley (dibnob@saao.ac.za), Patrick Woudt (UCT; pwoudt@ast.uct.ac.za), and Brian
    van Soelen (UFS; VanSoelenB@ufs.ac.za): Project details
  • Vertical structure evolution of spiral galaxy disks using optical and near-infrared
    integral field spectroscopy
    Supervisors: Matthew Bershady (mab@saao.ac.za): Project details
  • Design, development and commissioning of a fibre slit-mask integral-field unit for
    SALT prime-focus spectrograph
    Supervisors: Matthew Bershady (mab@saao.ac.za): Project details

You are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss the project before applying. Contact scholarship@saao.ac.za if you have further queries.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • astrophysics, or a closely related area (ideally with some astronomy background).

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA,  COMOROS.

  • The scholarship is currently open to South Africans or citizens of other African countries 

Program Period

3 Years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The scholarship is currently open to South Africans or citizens of other African countries who hold, or are studying towards, an MSc degree in physics, astrophysics, or a closely related area (ideally with some astronomy background).
  • must be ready to register for a PhD at the start of the 2020 academic year (typically the end of February 2020).
  • You are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss the project before applying. Contact scholarship@saao.ac.za if you have further queries.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Stipend of R180,000 per year .The scholarship will cover tuition and a generous stipend for living expenses. Additional support for conference travel and equipment will be provided.

How to Apply

First Step:

Send your CV, motivation letter, academic transcript to scholarship@saao.ac.za and arrange for 2 reference letters to be sent to the same address by the closing date.

Second Step: for more information contact scholarship@saao.ac.za

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This Scholarship Published by:
Abdel Haliem Abass/ Egypt

Reviewed by “ Ahmed Hussein / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team