The Radio Astronomy Techniques and Technologies (RATT) invites high-flying students looking to get involved in radio astronomy, MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array to apply for postgraduate bursaries for 2019 Closing date for applications: 1 October 2018.
Please see this webpage for more information on potential research areas and projects.
Bursaries are now available for 2019. Funding levels are linked to SARAO bursary levels. As a guideline, for 2018 these were:
- Honours (1 year): R131 000
- Masters (2 years duration): R119 000 p.a., plus R24 000 one-off equipment grant, plus R26 500 p.a. travel grant
- Doctoral (3 years duration): R136 000 p.a., plus R36 000 one-off equipment grant, plus R32 000 p.a. travel grant
The bursaries are renewable on an annual basis subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Priority for funding will be given to South African citizens and permanent residents, followed by candidates from the SKA Africa partner countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia). Candidates from the rest of the world will be considered on an exceptional basis only.
Applicants should prepare the following documents: a motivational letter (including the applicant’s background and intended subject of study), detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of all academic transcripts, and details of three referees.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof O. Smirnov, email@example.com. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to have their referees e-mail their reference letters to the same address at a later date.