Monday, 30 June 2014

NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on Minerals Processing & Beneficiation: Call for Applications for 2015

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; www.namstct.org) has initiated a new Joint NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on Minerals Processing & Beneficiation jointly with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of South Africa [www.dst.gov.za] and is pleased to invite applications for the same for the year 2015. The Fellowship is aimed at providing opportunity to the scientists and technologists from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre for affiliation with MINTEK, South Africa (www.mintek.co.za) for a period of three months to address the skills gap in the minerals beneficiation value chain and to get exposed to minerals processing technologies and undergo in-service training attached to the existing MINTEK programmes. This training programme will provide direct and indirect benefits to the Fellows from the member countries of the NAM S&T Centre and the host country, South Africa, through creation of networks and exposure to new developments in mineral processing and beneficiation.
Under this scheme, twenty Fellowships are available for the year 2015 each for a maximum duration of three months. The sending country or the candidates themselves will have to arrange for their international travel to and from South Africa. DST (South Africa) will provide a subsistence allowance @ of US$300 per month, in South African Rand, for meals and out-of-pocket expenses in South Africa for the duration of the Fellowship. Accommodation will also be covered by the host country.
Applications recommended by the parent institutions of the interested scientists, technologists and engineers may be submitted in the relevant format by email directly to Mr. Selby Modiba / Ms. Palesa Motsoeneng of DST, South Africa at their email addresses Selby.Modiba@dst.gov.za; Palesa.Motsoeneng@dst.gov.za.
In matter of selection, the decision of DST, South Africa shall be final which will also send the Fellowship Award Letters to the selected applicants. All applicants are required to seek administrative clearance from their respective parent organisations. Copies of the guidelines for the Fellowship and the application form are attached (also available at the Centre’s Website www.namstct.org). The Guidelines may please be read carefully before making the application.
The last date for submitting application for the Fellowship is 31st August 2014.
You are earnestly requested to please widely disseminate this announcement to the concerned scientists, researchers, minerals processing professionals, research institutions, and industry in your country.


If you are interested, please contact acle@mubs.ac.ug

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