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Posted on the February 11, 2013 under Travel Awards

WhiteSci Travel Award: Travelling bursary applications closed

Travelling bursaryNeed a travelling bursary?

Whitehead Scientific is offering travelling bursaries to researchers who plan to attend a scientific conference, meeting, course, or overseas lab visit.

Apply now, if you are a researcher in molecular biology, cell biology or immunology and plan to attend a scientific meeting before February 2014.

Whitehead Scientific will be awarding 10 Travel Awards of R5,000 each, supporting students from institutions all around South Africa!

From this year, we will be using the Travel Award Scheme as part of our enterprise and socio economic development commitments. Therefore we would like to encourage more applications from designated groups in support of building capacity in science in South Africa, across all of our communities. Our new application forms include an optional addendum requesting information on race and gender and this information may be subject to audit.

Who can apply?

  • Full time post graduate students, registered for an MSc or PhD Post-docs with less than 2 years post-doc experience
  • Resident in South Africa
  • Students must be studying in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology or immunology

How to apply?

  • Download the WhiteSci Travel Awards application form, here
  • Application forms must be completed by Student and Supervisor
  • Send your completed form to Lauren de Swardt ( before the closing date
  • Every applicant will receive an email confirmtion on the receipt of their application

Closing date:

19th March 2013

Award 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 award winners will be announced publicly
  • Award winners need to be registered for the conference they wish to attend and flights confirmed before the travelling bursary will be awarded


Download your WhiteSci Travel Award application form now!

Supporting the future of scientific research in South Africa.

Please contact Lauren de Swardt for further information or with your completed application form.

Kind Regards,
The WhiteSci Travel Awards Team