Fuchs Doctoral Scholarships – 2013

01 August 2013 @ 08:03 - 08:02


August 1, 2013
08:03 AM - 08:02 AM
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Liezel Strydom

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:

  • Academic achievement/excellence: minimum requirement of a Masters degree, passed with distinction or 75% average
  • Economic merit: preference will be given to economically deprived applicants

 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.

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