The Winter Cereal Trust (WCT), founded in 1997, is divided into 2 trusts – the Winter Cereal Research Trust and the Winter Cereal General Trust, each serving a separate function.

The aim of the Winter Cereal Research Trust is to participate in research about winter cereal and South Africa’s interest within the industry. Winter cereals consist of wheat, oats, barley, rye, triticale and durum wheat. While the aim of the Winter Cereal General Trust is to provide funding for research (including technical, industrial and scientific research) into the production of winter cereals within South Africa.

WINTER CEREAL TRUST Pretoria, South Africa
Aug 26, 2019
Grants - Awards - Bursaries
The Winter Cereal Trust (WCT) initiated the bursary scheme in 2006 to financially assist students in the small grains research industry. The Trust awards 10 bursaries to postgraduate students each year, as well as 3 bursaries to black students in their final year of undergraduate studies or studying towards an honours degree (planning to study postgraduate). Bursaries are awarded for fields of study relevant to the  Small Grains Industry , for Masters and Doctoral qualifications.  Bursary award values differ according to the level of qualification and length of study: R60 505/ year for undergraduate degrees and Honours degrees (for a one year) R73 300/ year for MSc degrees (for two years) R89 590/ year for PhD degrees (for three years) Students will also have access to a Mentor/ Co-Promotor with the relevant skills in the small grains research field, who will be able to assist where necessary.  MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME Students will be...