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5 x MSc bursaries; 13 Honours bursaries Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/01/2017
Company Name South Africa National Biodiversity Insitute
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Directory Entry : Conservation and Ecology Jobs in South Africa with...The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) leads and coordinates research, and monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. The institute provides knowledge and information, gives planning and policy advice and pilots best-practice management models in partnership with stakeholders. SANBI engages in ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, leads the human capital development strategy of the sector and manages the National Botanical Gardens as 'windows' to South Africa's biodiversity for enjoyment and education.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The bursaries are offered to South African citizens registering at any national
institution in 2017. Bursaries will be awarded according to equity (40%), academic record (30%) and relevance of proposed project to the FBIP focus (30%). Successful applicants will be expected to carry out projects in taxonomy, DNA barcoding, generation of species occurrence records / data or the application / use of such data in addressing questions relevant to global change or the bioeconomy.


  • Honours: R60 000/year for one year
  • Masters: R80 000/year for maximum two years

The bursary allocation is intended to cover registration fees and / or living expenses. Project supervisors are expected to cover the running costs of projects.


Applicants are requested to visit the SANBI website (www.sanbi.org/jobs and opportunities)
for the Application Cover Sheet which must be completed. Applicants are also required to submit the following documents: 

  • Full CV
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of academic marks for courses
  • Certified copy of highest qualification           
  • Statement of acceptance from supervisor/Head of Department
  • Project out-line (1-2 pages)   

Please name each document clearly and send with the cover sheet to students@sanbi.org.za  

Subject: “FBIP bursary application”. Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31 January 2017

Once SANBI has notified the successful applicants they will be expected to register
at the university where they will be studying, and to request the university to nominate them on the NRF system for the bursary.

The bursary will be awarded to the student by the NRF through the university which
will administer the payment of the bursary to the student.


Prof Michelle Hamer – M.Hamer@sanbi.org.za; 012 8435017 / 082 8037222 or

Dr Lita Pauw – L.Pauw@sanbi.org.za; 012 843 5113

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these bursaries. If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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