WO Neitz Memorial Scholarship
Wilhelm Neitz Memorial Scholarship in Parasitology for postgraduate study abroad
The late Prof. Anna Verster, whose entire professional career was devoted to Veterinary Parasitology, repeatedly expressed concern that financial constraints might prevent young South African parasitologists from studying abroad. Under the stipulations of her will, the Wilhelm Neitz Memorial Trust (Who was Dr Wilhelm Neitz?) was created to assist South African nationals or permanent residents for post-graduate study in parasitology (not only in the veterinary field) at institutions abroad. The following students have received the award:
2020: Not awarded
2019: Not awarded
2018: Not awarded
2017: Thomas Morris
2016: Luther van der Mescht (SU)
2015: Not awarded
2014: Not awarded
2013: Nina du Toit (SU)
2012: Not awarded
2011: Not awarded
2010: Not awarded
2009: Kerry Hadfield (UJ)
2008: Not awarded
2007: Courtney Cook (UJ)
2006: Not awarded
2005: Maryke Coetzee (UJ)
Honours, master's, doctoral and post-doctoral study will qualify. As the amount available will not cover the total costs of study abroad, it is imperative that applicants should seek other sources of funding, e.g. NRF bursaries.
Applications should include the following:
A curriculum vitae
A certified academic record, including undergraduate studies
Detailed outline of the field of study or research project
Letter of support by employer or most recent academic supervisor
Details of how the proposed study will be financed.
Applications should be addressed to:
Prof Sonja Matthee
Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology
Private bag X1
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4777
The trustees are the President of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (ex officio) and one of the lecturers in Parasitology at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (nominated by the Dean). The decision of the Trustees is final, and no correspondence concerning the decision will be entered into. The Trustees reserve the right not to award the Scholarship if, in their opinion, the applications do not warrant it. Payment will only be made when proof is furnished of acceptance by a tertiary education institution abroad.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.