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The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; 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 2018.

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 ( 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 2018 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. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) of South Africa will provide a subsistence allowance of ZAR3500 (South African Rands) [about US$295 at the current rate] per month 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 at ( and Ms. Palesa Motsoeneng at ( of the DST (South Africa).

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 The Guidelines may please be read carefully before making 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 studied by the prospective applicants.

The last date for submitting application for the Fellowship is 30th March 2018.

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