Students

To date, about 600 (2014) students have benefited from SKA South Africa bursaries and scholarships, including many students from other African countries.

arrow Bursaries, Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The South African SKA project offers postgraduate bursaries, grants and fellowships to students who excel in their studies and are interested to join research teams at the cutting edge of technology.

arrow Research Chairs
The SA Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation aims to strengthen science and engineering in SA by attracting and retaining excellence in research and innovation at South African universities. Five research chairs relevant to the SKA project are currently funded.

arrow Research Projects
Approved Research Projects for SKA SA Masters and Doctoral Bursary Students for 2017.

arrow NINE Programme 2017
The National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) programme aims to train and mentor participants in the full STEM spectrum of Radio Astronomy using bi-lateral partnerships.

arrow Big Data Africa Summer School 2017
The Big Data Africa Summer School aims to introduce fundamental data science tools and techniques to talented young science graduates across a range of disciplines, who have an interest to develop their skills and knowledge in working efficiently on extremely large datasets in any research environment.

Did you know?

The SKA South Africa Project, including the MeerKAT telescope, is one of the biggest science and engineering projects in South Africa.

The SKA therefore represents an unrivalled opportunity for the development of very high level skills and expertise in Africa. This will allow Africa to be a significant contributor to the global knowledge economy.