Field of Study:
The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research and human capital development through funding, the provision of National Research Facilities and science outreach platforms and programmes to the broader community in all fields of science and technology, including natural science, engineering, social science and humanities.
NRF Master's and Doctoral Scholarships for 2020 (full-time only) are now open for applications.
2020 NRF Call for Proposals
Honours Block Grants
Masters & Doctoral Grants
- Students that obtained an average mark of 65% and above in their previous degree;
- Students that have received NRF funding for postgraduate studies, NSFAS and/or University Financial Aid for honours or masters studies, and/or who are currently funded for postgraduate studies by the NRF; NSFAS and/or University Financial Aid;
- Students that have completed their undergraduate and/or honours degree within the minimum prescribed period; and
- Students that have completed their masters degree within two-years.
How to Apply:
The online application template and review requirements for honours, masters and doctoral studies have been simplified and closing dates have been set to ensure that all applicants are informed of the outcome of their applications by December 2019.
The main changes are outlined below and details are contained in the Call documents and NRF Online Application (https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za).