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How to Obtain NRF Funding Now: Contact List

Learn how to obtain NRF funding for your studies.

NRF Funding for Masters and Doctoral Degree Scholarships for Full-time Studies

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If you’re pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree in Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities or any key priority areas, apply for an NRF scholarship. We’ve included a useful list of contacts for bursary applicants.

List of NRF Funding Contacts For Your University Degree

We can’t guarantee that these are still the key contact people. But try the phone numbers or send a friendly email through to test if they are still there.

NRF Funding Contact List for Students

1. Ms Fulufhelo Malamatsho

Professional Officer – HICD
Telephone: 012 481 4166
Email: fulufhelo.malamatsho@nrf.ac.za

2. Ms Zethu Ntsoane

Professional Officer – HICD
Telephone: 012 481 4105.
Email: zethu.maseko@nrf.ac.za

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3. Ms Melissa Govender

Professional Officer: GMSA
Telephone: 012 481 4311
Email: melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za

4. Ms Thandeka Mthethwa

Professional Officer: GMSA
Telephone: 012 481 4163
Email address:thandeka.mthethwa@nrf.ac.za

5. Mr Sello Moloi

Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE)
Telephone: 012 481 4249
Email: sello.moloi@nrf.ac.za

6. Mr Sam Sibiya

Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE)
Telephone: 012 481 4307
Email: sam.sibiya@nrf.ac.za

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7. Dr Priscilla Mensah

Director-HICD
Telephone: 012 481 4396
Email: Priscilla.mensah@nrf.ac.za

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Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Scholarships

Masters and Doctoral Student NRF Funding for Full-time Studies

University Student Funding Sources: Check the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) for calls for bursary applications.

Because they receive so many applications, the NRF has consolidated all the Masters and Doctoral scholarship programmes. Examples of these programmes are DAAD, Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral studies, NRF Freestanding, Innovation, Scarce Skill Development Fund (SSDF), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Doctoral and The Southern African Systems Analysis Center (SASAC).

Who are the NRF Funding Scholarships for?

These scholarships are open to South African citizens or permanent residents as well as a limited percentage of foreign nationals who will register at a South African public university on a full-time basis only.

Scholarships are intended to support Masters and Doctoral candidates to pursue research studies. For example, in Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, and including Priority Research Areas at public universities.

Applicants apply on the NRF Online system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. Then follow the application process set out in the framework document and funding guide.

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Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.

Please note:

  • Institutions are required to set their own internal closing dates to enable validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF for review.
  • if you have any queries with regards to the requirements or application procedure, contact an NRF person listed above.

Lastly, always remember to check the closing date!

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