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2014 HSRC- NRF Labour Market Research Scholarships for Honours and Masters in South Africa

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The HSRC in conjunction with the National Research Foundation (NRF) is offering Labour market research scholarships for studies at Honours and Masters level. The scholarship will provide financial support to full-time registered postgraduate students in the fields of labour markets economics, education economics and information management/systems. Only bonafide South African citizens with an undergraduate or honours degree are eligible for this scholarship. The applications will close on 16 September 2013 for 2014 year. 

About Scholarship: The Education and Skills Development Programme (ESD) of the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) have been commissioned by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to undertake research on the interface between Labour Markets and Post School Education and Training. As part of the programme to develop human capacity, the HSRC in conjunction with the National Research Foundation (NRF) will provide financial support to full-time registered postgraduate students in the fields of labour market economics, education economics and information management/systems. 

Study: The following areas of study will be supported under this programme: Labour markets economics, Human capital or education economics and Information management or systems.

Course Level: The scholarship will be granted for studies at Honours and Masters Level.

Scholarship by: Human Science Research Council (HSRC) and National Research Foundation (NRF)
Location: 
South Africa 

Eligibility: The following eligibility criteria listed below applies:
-Scholarships are open to only bonafide South African citizens with an undergraduate or honours degree.
-Applicants that already hold a degree for the level to which they are applying are not eligible.
-Full time employees of Higher Education Institutions are not eligible to apply.
-All NRF/HSRC scholarship awards should be held as the primary funding source.
-Scholarships must not be held simultaneously with a bursary/ scholarship from any other government, NRF or NRF administered source.
-Scholarship-holders are allowed to hold non- binding supplementary grants or emoluments to half the value of the NRF/HSRC award or the award can be supplemented to the university capped value for the level of study.
-Scholarship-holders must not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the award.
Scholarship-holders will be allowed to undertake a maximum of 12 hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstrations duties per week on average during the year of study and may be remunerated for these duties, provided that they are reimbursed at a rate not exceeding the normal institution tariff for services rendered.

Scholarship Open for: South African students can apply for the scholarship. 

Value: Awards are given at Honours and Masters level as indicated below:
Honours Scholarships- R 60 000 p. a. and Masters Scholarships- R 100 000 p.a. 

Selection Criteria: The award for the scholarship to a student will be based on past, current and potential academic performance. Selection criteria will include academic merit, promise of research ability, leadership qualities, and previous awards, various prizes and honours. In addition to the above criteria, the award of the scholarship will be based on the feasibility and merit of the applicant’s research project proposal. 

Apply: Applications must be submitted through an online application process to the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Deadline: The closing date for submitting applications is 16 September 2013.

Further Information: http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=204

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