Conditions governing the Carl & Emily Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships and Application Process Guidelines
ELIGIBILITY: The Carl Fuchs and Emily Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships are available to post-graduate students who have already, or] intend to register for Doctoral studies at a local South African university/university of technology only (and not for any studies abroad).
FIELDS OF STUDY: The two scholarships are awarded bi-annually, in any academic field of study/Doctoral program formally registered with a South African university. The Foundation annually invites applications from the various faculties at all local Higher Education institutions and the scholarships are then awarded for studies in the following/ensuing academic year.
SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: R100 000 per annum for each of the two scholarships.
TENURE: Each scholarship is awarded for a period of 2 years, of which the second round is payable at the discretion of the Foundation and subject to satisfactory academic performance (based on the submission of a progress report and as motivated/substantiated by the Promoter of the student). Any extension thereafter is at the sole discretion of the Foundation.
SELECTION CRITERIA: Only South African citizens may apply and the scholarships are awarded based on the following selection criteria:
LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: Applicants must also be willing to be interviewed by a selection panel (typically during November of the year preceding the studies), during which qualities of academic insight, leadership, communication skills and the merit of the proposed study/research project will be assessed.
CONDITIONS: The scholarship is awarded for full and/or part-time Doctoral studies and candidates may either be at the commencement (but already accepted/enrolled), or at a more advanced stage of their studies/research. Applicants will also be required to enter into an agreement, confirming his/her undertaking to apply the benefits of their studies/research outcomes as part of a career based in South Africa for a minimum period equal to the tenure of the scholarship. Any academic outcomes/seminars/publications/ papers should acknowledge the support obtained from the Fuchs Foundation and a final, bound copy of the student's thesis should be submitted to the Foundation upon the degree being conferred.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Application forms are annually distributed to the various Deans of Faculties at local Higher Education institutions and in addition, they are also available from local universities' Post-graduate Student Aid/Financial Assistance/ Bursary/ Scholarship Offices. The correctly and comprehensively completed application form should be accompanied by a photograph, a formal academic record of all previous studies, two confidential (separately sealed) referee reports, confirmation of acceptance for the Doctoral study/program and an Executive Summary of the proposed research project/study.
CLOSING DATE: The closing date for applications is 13:00 on Friday, 4 October 2013 and no late applications will be considered. Applications should be submitted by mail directly to:
Doctoral Scholarships, The Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation
P O Box 1910, Halfway House, 1685.