DST-NRF Professional Development Program (PDP Program): The Department of Science and Technology (DST) alongwith the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the DST-NRF Professional Development Program (PDP) block grant for 2016.

 Eligibility criteria for PhD or Postdoc supervisors

  • Should be listed as a supervisor within the block grant application.
  • Candidate must hold a part-time or honorary academical position at a South African public university or institution.
  • Candidate should hold permanent position as a researcher (or equivalent) at the host institution or may hold a contract position (researcher) for the duration of the Block Grant.
  • Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree and an experience in postgraduate supervision.

Eligibility conditions for PDP Doctoral students and Postdoc

The candidate should hold master’s degree

  • Master’s degree should not be obtained more than five years at the time of grant application.
  • Flexibility will be given to female applicants who are applying after a certain period of break.
  • For a PDP Postdoc Fellow, the candidate should hold a doctoral degree
    • Degree should not be more than 5 years old.

Further Information: Any quarries regarding the requirements or application procedure, please contact below:

Mr Sello Raseruthe
Project Leader – Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
E-mail: sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za

Mr Mduduzi Tshabangu
Professional Officer – Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Email: mduduzi.tshabangu@nrf.ac.za

Mrs Melissa Govender
Professional Officer – Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
E-mail: melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za

——Quick Overview———
Organization 1.      Department of Science and Technology (DST)

2.       National Research Foundation (NRF)

Level PhD, Post Doc
Country India
Subject areas Science and Technology; Pharmacy, Energy and Climate Change; Human and Social Dynamics,
Salary As per Norms (R180 000 – R350 000 p.a depending on the applicant)
Eligibility Open to South African citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline 29/04/2016
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The Lead Applicants from the host institution must apply through the NRF Online application system

Weblink –  https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

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