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Call for ALC Scholarships Support 2019 Program

The CSIR National Laser Centre is putting out a call to invite applications for the African Laser Centre scholarship support program.

The following documents are attached for your information and convenience:

  1. Call announcement for the ALC scholarship 2019 program.
  2. Application form for ALC Scholarships in 2019.
  3. Student annual progress report for 2018

Please note that the call closes op Friday 26 October 2018. No late submissions will be considered.

Please note that existing scholarship holders needs to submit a continuation application. No continuation funding will be allocated is a continuation application is not received.

All submissions must be made electronically to nlcrentalpool@csir.co.za

For more information, please contact Hardus Greyling (hgreyling@csir.co.za) or Mr. Thomas du Plooy (tiduplooy@csir.co.za) at the CSIR National Laser Centre.

Good luck with you submissions!

Announcement Pdf

ALC Application form 2019

Student Annual Progress Report

Lecturer in Photonics/Structured Light.

The Structured Light laboratory based within the School of Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has an available lecturer post in experimental photonics emphasising on Structured Light.

A PhD in optics/lasers/photonics, with experience in quantum optics, structured light, metrology; strong knowledge of spatial light modulators, Labview and Matlab, good computational and experimental skills; and a record of research publications and contribution to the field. Experience in structured light for metrology, quantum entanglement or quantum imaging; experience in working in applied, industrial and/or commercial projects are advantageous, together with post-doctoral working experience, undergraduate teaching experience and a record of postgraduate supervision.

Lecturers are expected to pursue research, teach and participate in the administration of the School, Faculty and University.

External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform and submitting applications. Internal applicants are invited to apply directly on the Wits Self-service. Applicants are to submit a cover letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating research and teaching experience, NRF rating (if available), a research proposal and teaching portfolio, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document and the names and email addresses of 3 referees.

For further information, see the flyer or contact the Head of School, Professor J.P. Rodrigues, email: Joao.Rodrigues@wits.ac.za.

DEADLINE: 10 September 2018

Claude Leon foundation postdoctoral fellowships

The flagship educational initiative of the Claude Leon Foundation is the Postdoctoral Fellowship programme in the sciences, now in its twentieth year. The main goal of the programme is to help build research capacity in South African universities and research institutions. The Foundation funds both South African and foreign postdoctoral scientists in Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences to increase the volume and quality of research output, develop and transfer technical skills, and generally enhance the research culture in South Africa

Applications for fellowships are considered on a competitive basis and are open to all South Africa’s tertiary institutions. The awards are for two years and from 2017 are valued at R275,000.00 per year; fellows can also apply for relocation costs from abroad, and support for international conference attendance. Since its inception the Foundation has spent approximately R165 million on the programme and supported over 535 postdoctoral fellows. The largest beneficiaries of the programme to date have been the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Witwatersrand and Pretoria. For more information, see the flyer or go the site.

DEADLINE: 31 May 2018

NRF freestanding scarce skills postdoctoral fellowships

The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are pleased to announce the call for fellowship applications for 2019.

Applicants should apply to undertake postdoctoral research (i) on a research project that is different from the Doctoral research; (ii) located in a different department from that where the Doctoral training was undertaken; or (iii) at a different institution to that where the previous study was undertaken, as fellowships will preferably be awarded to individuals that will be expanding their research training on a new project and/or institution.

For more information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the framework as well as the application and funding guide.

DEADLINE: 2 May 2018