Maize Trust Bursary 2019 – 2020

About Maize Trust Bursary

The Maize Trust was created in August 1998 to serve the South African grain industry. It was formed after the closure of the Maize Board, acquiring the remaining assets of that Board. The Trust provides financial support for institutions and organisations with programmes that focuses on market and production related research. Another objective of the Trust is the acquisition, adaptation and distribution of market information for the local maize industry.

Maize Trust Bursaries

Maize Trust invites students to apply for bursaries to further their studies for postgraduate qualifications.

Maize Trust bursary is valued at R78 334 per year for MSc students and R94 817 per year for PhD students. Bursary recipients will be required to work in the South African maize industry for a period equivalent to the bursary awarded.

The following study fields are required for the Maize Trust bursary:

  • Plant breeding
  • Plant physiology
  • Biometry
  • Agronomy (particularly important)
  • Weed science
  • Soil science
  • Soil microbiology
  • Food sciences (relevant to the crop industry)
  • Plant entomology
  • Plant nematology
  • Plant pathology
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant biochemistry
  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Livestock sciences
  • Pasture sciences
  • Agricultural meteorology

For further details of the Maize Trust bursary scheme, please review the following:

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • Full time students of Masters and Doctoral studies towards qualifications mentioned above
  • Maize Trust approved thesis topic
  • Maize Trust and university approved mentor for the study programme

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the Maize Trust Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
  2. Attach certified copies of the following documents together with the completed application form:
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae
    • Complete most recent academic records
    • Short summary of the intended thesis
    • South African ID
  3. Submit the complete application to: [email protected]

Opening & Closing Date

 31 January annually 

Contact Details

c/o L&L Agricultural Services
Address: Grain Building 477 Witherite Street THE WILLOWS 0184
Post: P.O. Box 74626 LYNNWOOD RIDGE Pretoria 0040
Tel: +27 (12) 807 3958/4191
Fax: +27 (12) 349-8707
Email: [email protected]

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