BURSARIES, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING

Here are some of the bursaries, scholarships and funding available to students in the theoretical and computational sciences community. If you are aware of any opportunities that are not listed here, you are welcome to notify us, and we’ll publish them.

UKZN inqubate |CSIR bursary programme: call for 2022 applications

The CSIR is inviting applications from students wishing to pursue a career in research, technology development and innovation as well as BCom/BTech Accounting or Risk Management to submit funding applications for their 2022 studies.

The CSIR Bursary Programme is open to academically qualifying young people and also aims to attract and increase participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology. The bursary caters for full-time studies in specific qualifications at a public South African university for undergraduate (including honours), masters and doctoral degrees.

The CSIR offers a comprehensive bursary that covers all the costs associated with university studies, such as: tuition and registration fees, academic book allowance, accommodation, a once off laptop allowance and a living allowance.

Academic merit will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology.

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Deadline for applications: 31 July 2021
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NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for 2022 Academic Year

The call for applications for bursaries for 2022 is open. We encourage our current and prospective students to please apply as soon as possible, doing so in the section “Grant Holder Linked Bursaries”.

The UID code to be used for NITheCS is 65212.

Please send your “Reference Number” to Rene Kotze when you have completed your application.  You are welcome to contact Rene if you have questions or need assistance with your application.

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2021
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NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills (FISS) Fellowships for 2022

This is a direct Call by the NRF. Please refer to the Call documentation for the necessary info, and contact your NRF Designated Authority (DA) for your institution’s internal closing deadline.

NB: please use 65212 as our UID when applying for an NRF bursary.
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NRF research grants for 2022

The call for NRF research grants for 2022 is now open. To view all available grants, and application documents, please visit the website here.

These include:

  • Black Academics Advancement Programme (BAAP)
  • Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR)
  • Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR)
  • New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP)
  • Support for Y-rated Researchers
  • Thuthuka
  • Various Travel and Training Grants

DAAD in-region MSc and PhD scholarships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is offering scholarships for MSc and PhD degrees in mathematics at Stellenbosch University for studies commencing January 2022. These scholarships are for graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South African students. Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are encouraged to participate in the programme.

Deadline for applications: 18 May 2021

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Call for NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for 2021

The DSI and NRF have announced a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year.
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