MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries 2023: Financial Aid for Master’s and Doctoral Studies

About MIT (Meat Industry Trust)
The members of the Meat Board took the initiative in 1996 to form what is now known as the Meat Industry Trust, abbreviated as MIT. This was done in preparation for the anticipated closure of the Meat Board in line with the change that was made to the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act no. 47 of 1996. The Trust was given R15 million and various assets as a donation by the Meat Board.

The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) is a perpetual discretionary trust, which means that it is entitled to fund various objectives that are of interest to the red meat industry. These objectives include the provision of bursaries for the purpose of advancing education in relation to the red meat industry and for the benefit of the red meat industry in general. Additionally, these objectives include the promotion of livestock welfare.

About the MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries 2023
MIT (Meat Industry Trust) is offering bursary programmes for candidates who are pursuing their Master’s or Doctorate studies for the upcoming academic year. The Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursaries are given out to students who are conducting research that contributes to the betterment of livestock welfare, production, manufacturing, processing, storing, or marketing of red meat or red meat products, and supports the development of human capital. This is in accordance with the terms of reference of the Meat Industry Trust, which state that the MIT is charged with contributing to the scientific advancement of the red meat industry in South Africa (SA).

The MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries are available for the following fields:

  • Health/Disease control/Toxicology/Bio-security/Welfare
  • Physiology/Growth/Reproduction
  • Hygiene/Product safety and quality
  • Rangeland/Pasture/Water
  • Production systems/Efficiency/Management
  • Environment/Climate
  • Transition agriculture in livestock production
  • Waste management
  • Consumer/Economics/Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics/Genomics/Breeding
  • Meat Science

The criteria that will be used to select candidates and decide who will receive the financial aid to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate degree are as follows:

  • Your academic merit
  • The scientific quality of your project proposa
  • Your contribution in the project and the expertise that is in line with the industry.

The scholarship is now worth a total of R60 00 per year when taken out in full. In the case of a Master’s degree, the intended total value of the bursary is a total of R120 000, which will be paid out over a period of two consecutive years; in the case of a Doctorate degree, the intended total value of the bursary will be a total of R180 000, which will be paid out over a period of three consecutive years.

The receipt of a bursary should not be viewed as a guarantee that the allocation will once again be made in subsequent years. Instead, receipt of the allocation will be contingent on providing evidence of progress, as confirmed by the Supervisor, in addition to re-registering at the tertiary institution.

Eligibility Criteria
Do you think you have what it takes to register for the MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries? Be sure to send in your application as soon as possible! But first, you will need to take a look at the programme’s eligibility criteria. These items will determine whether you’d make a great candidate or not. If you’d like to check your qualifications, be sure to take a look at the eligibility criteria below. If you’d like to guarantee a higher chance of success, it’s advisable that you meet all these times in the following list.

The MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries Eligibliity Criteria are as follows:

  • Citizens of South Africa who meet the requirements to register for a Master’s or Doctoral program
  • The candidate is required to be a full-time student who is not currently working in any capacity
  • It is possible for a student to hold several bursaries, each of which must be notified to the BWC, along with any requirements that may be incompatible with this particular award. Should you fail to comply with this requirement, the scholarship award may be revoked.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries 2023).

First off, you will need to download the Official Bursary Application Form. Kindly provide your most pertinent responses by typing them into the appropriate areas of the application form. Thank you. Your entire submission, including all of the personal information you provide, must be correct and in line with the facts of your situation.

Candidates will also need to attach PDF versions of the following documents:

  • A certified copy of front page of Passport or ID document
  • Certified copies of all your relevant qualifications
  • A university issued copy of your academic record for each for each preceding qualification pertaining to this application.

All these documents should be included in your application dossier. Incomplete dossiers will automatically be disqualified.

You can send your email application using your handphone, since it is much more practical than applying via computer. If you are using an OS Android handphone, you can use your Gmail app to send the emails and any CVs/files that needs to be attached.

Alternatively, you can post or hand deliver your applications to the address below:
Meat Industry Trust,
Bursary Working Committee,
318 The Hillside Street & S Village Road,
Lynnwood, Pretoria, 0081.

The information that you provide will be utilized by the selection committee in order to register you for the event. You are granting the committee permission to use your personal information for this purpose by submitting your application.

It is mandatory for potential candidates to send in their applications using one of the aforementioned channels. The committee that is responsible for evaluating the application will not accept any materials that have been submitted through alternative methods such as faxing.

Closing Date
Applications for the MIT (Meat Industry Trust) Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 05 November 2022.

Please ensure that your applications are submitted as quickly as possible. You can improve your chances of securing a spot during the registration period by submitting your information early. In addition, it prevents any unwelcome surprises at the last minute, such as sudden surges of Internet traffic or the loss of important documents.

Applications for the program have to be turned in before the deadline in order to be considered. The selection committee will not accept any applications that are submitted after the deadline, and the program will not consider any submissions of this nature for consideration.

During the appointment process, the Meat Industry Trust (MIT) has total control over the individuals it picks to serve on its board of directors. In every instance, the judgments that the selection committee reaches are final and cannot be reversed.


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  2. I’m still at school I’m doing matric and I like to be party of you.i will do my best If get a job

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