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Posted on the February 3, 2017 under Travel Awards

Travel Awards – CLOSED

Whitehead Scientific Travel Awards

Travel bursaries are available for researchers in life sciences.

Apply now, if you plan to attend a scientific conference, meeting, course, or overseas lab visit before February 2018.
Whitehead Scientific will be awarding 15 Travel Awards of R7,500 each, supporting students from institutions all around South Africa!

Closing date: 10 March 2017
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Who can apply?

  • Full time post graduate students, registered for an MSc or PhD
  • Post graduate students or post docs with no more than 3 years postdoc experience
  • Applicants must be studying and resident in South Africa. Applicants are not required to be South African citizens.
  • Students must be studying a life science subject such as biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology
  • Applicants may not apply if they have won an award within the last 3 years

How to apply?

  • Get a motivation letter from your Supervisor. Motivation letters must be uploaded with your application
  • Complete the online application form, here
  • Applications and motivation letters must be submitted before the closing date (10 March 2017)
  • Every applicant will receive an email to confirm the receipt of their application within a few days after applying (note that this is not an automated email)
  • Applicants may be requested to provide a certified copy of their ID

Closing date:
10 March 2016

Announcement of winners:

  • Travel Award winners will be announced approximately 2-3 weeks after the closing date
  • All applicants will be personally notified via email on the success of their application, thereafter winners will be announced publicly
  • Travel Awards will be paid upon the receipt of proof of registration for the conference and flights confirmed

For enquiries:
Lauren de Swardt
Whitehead Scientific Marketing Co-ordinator
Tel: + 27 21 944 6460

Apply for the WhiteSci Travel Award now!
Supporting the future of scientific research in South Africa.

Kind Regards,
The WhiteSci Travel Awards Team