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SANSA Solar Physics Bursary 2022 : South African National Space Agency

Organisation : South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Scholarship Name : SANSA Solar Physics Bursary 2022
Applicable For : Post Graduate Students
Country : South Africa
Last Date : 30th May 2022
Website : https://www.sansa.org.za/bursaries/

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What is SANSA Solar Physics Bursary ?

South Africa needs an increase in science and engineering graduates if we are to effectively resource the country with necessary and scarce skills to achieve goals of the National Development Plan and ensure a successful and sustainable future for our citizens. SANSA provides post graduate degree bursaries to contribute to the national target for qualified post-graduates in science and engineering.

Related / Similar Bursary : ASSET Bursary Programme

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Scope of our projects:
How active can the sun be?
Activity on the Sun has a direct influence on thexvzspace environment near the Earth. We have been actively measuring solar activity throughout the space age, i.e. starting in the late 1970s. Some indicators of solar activity, such as sunspots, have been measured for hundreds of years. Those records show long stretches of very low activity, and some periods of high activity. The natural question is: “What are the limits of solar activity?” Using observations from the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), we can assemble a hyperspectral image of the Sun.

Every pixel in the image has a spectrum, and can be correlated to magnetic field information from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). What would a theoretical Sun composed of all quiet pixels do to the Earth environment? Perhaps more importantly, what is the maximum activity level of the Sun, and how would it impact space weather?

How does hydrogen emission from the Sun change over the solar cycle?
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and it makes the brightest emission line in the solar spectrum. The shape of the line is determined by conditions in the outer atmosphere of the Sun, which change on both long and short time-scales. The goal of this project is to see how the shape of one particular hydrogen line changes from year to year as the Sun becomes more active, and to correlate these changes to other indicators of solar activity.

Criteria For SANSA Solar Physics Bursary

The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are financial need, academic potential and career-oriented study programmes.

Please note the following:
** An SANSA Post Graduate Solar Physics Bursary application will only be considered if it has been completed properly and in full.
** Documents that accompany the application form must be uploaded and certified.
** Testimonial form must be completed by the supervisor and uploaded to the application form.

How To Apply For SANSA Solar Physics Bursary?

To Apply For SANSA Solar Physics Bursary, follow the below steps

Step-1 : Go to the above link
Step-2 : Click on “Apply Now” button
Step-3 : Select Criteria
Step-4 : Upload Required Documents
Step-5 : Click on Next button

SANSA Solar Physics Bursary Amount

For the 2022 academic year successful SANSA Post Graduate Solar Physics Bursary applicants will receive bursaries with values as stated below:
** Hons – R100 000 (one year).
** Masters – R120 000 per year for two years.
** PhD – R140 000 per year for three years.

Note:
Applicants may not hold a combination of bursaries that exceed these amounts. Should an applicant have another bursary of lessor amount, SANSA will consider providing a top-up amount to the student provided the student meets the criteria mentioned above. Support for continuing years is not guaranteed and will depend on satisfactory progress during the previous year.

What is the Last date of SANSA Solar Physics Bursary?

The completed application of SANSA Post Graduate Solar Physics Bursary must be submitted no later than 30 May 2022 if you want to be considered for a bursary for 2022

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