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NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on “Minerals Processing & Beneficiation”: Call for Applications for 2019
The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; www.namstct.org) is pleased to invite applications from suitable candidates for the Joint NAM S&T Centre – DST (South Africa) Training Fellowship on ‘Minerals Processing & Beneficiation’ for the year 2019.
This Fellowship scheme was initiated in the year 2015 with an aim to 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 as well as 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 (20) Fellowships are available for the year 2019 each for a maximum duration of three months (12 August to 1 November 2019). The sending country, or the candidates themselves, will have to arrange for their international travel to and from South Africa. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa will provide free Accommodation and a subsistence allowance @ of ZAR3500 (South African Rands) per month for the duration of the Fellowship.
In matter of selection, the decision of DST (South Africa) will 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 submitting the application. Attached also please find a document which gives the details of programme format and topics to be covered, project work, and various other general information which may also be seen by the prospective applicants.
The last date for submitting application for the Fellowship is 30 April 2019.
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.
With kind regards,
AmitavaBandopadhyay, Ph. D.
Centre for Science & Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre),
Core 6A, 2nd Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)
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