The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the call for applications for Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students for 2017, for completion of full-time Masters and Doctoral Studies in South Africa.
To accelerate the throughput of masters and doctoral graduates, a six (6) or twelve (12) months extension bursary is offered to existing NRF supported masters and doctoral bursary and scholarship holders, pursuing postgraduate training in South Africa. Priority will be given to academically deserving but financially needy students, and those that are in the process of finalizing their dissertation for examination and/or submitting a manuscript to an accredited journal.
The application deadline is 30 June 2016 for funding in 2017. Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission system at:https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process as set out in the attached call document and application guide.
For queries relating to the Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students please contact:
Ms Malaika Koali-Lebona
Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Telephone: (012) 481 4050
For queries related to the NRF Online process or grants administration, please contact any of the NRF contact persons listed below:
Ms Zikhona Lose
Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: (012) 481 4365
Ms Nozine Nqeketo
GMSA Telephone: (012) 481 4184
For queries relating to the Reviews and Evaluations of Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students please contact:
Mr Sello Moloi
Reviews and Evaluations (RE)
Telephone: (012) 481 4249