Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Research Funding

DOCTORAL & POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FUNDING

The BANKSETA invites all qualifying candidates to apply for the Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Funding 2021/22 academic year.

The BANKSETA has identified a need for the funding of Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research studies pertinent to the broader banking and inclusive banking (microfinance) sector. Doctoral/Post-doctoral students must be nominated by the Employer where the student is employed. BANKSETA will evaluate the application based on the importance of the research to the banking and inclusive banking sector and will approve/decline applications and allocation of funds.

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The BANKSETA invites all qualifying candidates to apply for the Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Funding 2021/22 academic year.

The PhD funding window opens on 26th April 2021 and closes on Monday 7th June 2021. 

Please note that all applications should be emailed to doctoralapplications@bankseta.org.za and cc sifisom@bankseta.org.za and madeleinep@bankseta.org.za

The closing date and time for all applications on Monday 7th June 2021 at 23h59.

Please take note of the documents attached to this invitation relating to this funding window:

Annexure A:  This document must be read in conjunction with the BANKSETA Funding Window Guidelines Document which specifies the BANKSETA requirements for all applicants of funding windows.  The purpose of this document is to indicate what the specific criteria is for the different funding windows.

Requirements

Sub-ProgrammeEligibility CriteriaEvaluation Criteria (must score at least 60%)Allocation Criteria
SUBPROGRAMME 3.20: PhD and Post-Doctoral Funding• Doctoral / Post-Doctoral students who have been nominated by the employer where the student is employed.

• University lecturers in the fields of financial services, education, entrepreneurship, mathematics and related fields.

• Lecturers from public TVET colleges and Universities of Technology who want to complete their doctoral studies by completing their dissertation in the field of financial services, education, entrepreneurship, mathematics and related fields.

• This funding window is open to both employed and unemployed applicants.
• Relevance to Banking Sector / SETA – 60%

• Other documents relating to the application – 40% (i.e. Approved research topic, proof of registration, ID copy, motivational letter, endorsement letter, etc.)
Cap of R70 000 per learner

Additional Documentation to accompany the application are listed on the last page of the application form. Your application will be considered incomplete if some of the supporting documents are not attached.

NB: The higher educational institution with be given preference to enter into MOA with BANKSETA, only in rare circumstances will the employer (where applicable) be part of this process.

Documentations to accompany the application:

  1. A copy of the ID
  2. Transcript of Masters’ results (First year applicants).
  3. Proof of registration for 2021 academic year.
  4. A copy of the Research Proposal that has been approved and proof of approval by the HE Institution
  5. A letter (maximum 2 pages) by the applicant explaining how your potential PhD research would contribute to interest of the financial services sector and the South African economy as a whole.
  6. A letter (maximum 1 page) from company or higher education institution endorsing applicant.
  7. A signed Progress Report if applying for funding for subsequent years of study
  8. Doctoral Re-Application Progress Report Form 2021
  9. Doctoral and Post-Doctoral  Application Form 2021
  10. Discretionary Grand Funding Window Guidelines 2021

Additional Documentation to accompany the application are listed on the last page of the application form. Your application will be considered incomplete if any of the supporting documents are not attached.

NB: The higher educational institution with be given preference to enter into MOA with BANKSETA, only in rare circumstances will the employer (where applicable) be part of MoA process.