Research Funding | Next Generation Researchers

Postgraduates up to the point of PhD

List of Announcements

Please Note —
The Dean, Research holds the delegation to sign all research-related internal (UP) applications.  After ensuring compliance the Research Office (Ms Natasha Jeftha) will obtain his signature on your application.  Please do not submit any applications to the Dean's Office.
Funding opportunities with the most imminent closing dates are at the top of the list.  Closed, recurrent calls are displayed at the end of the list to keep their information available for future planning.
Some links still provide 2018 documents /information.  These are updated with that for 2019 as and when they become available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the National Research Foundation has implemented a significant change in their funding environment: the NRF will only publish One Call for applications for funding in February 2020. Important to note is that researchers and students will be able to apply in only one of the drop-down options within the Category of Grants available for applications. Please see the Communique from the NRF for more information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS FROM 2018 THE PRF WILL ONLY HAVE TWO CLOSING DATES PER ANNUM FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 FEBRUARY & 31 AUGUST

Call Status Programme Call Documents and Links Faculty Closing Date
N/A GMSA Communique: Unspent funding Call Summary N/A
N/A Announcement regarding NRF extended deadlines Call Summary various
Open Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021-2022

Call Summary

PhD information

Research grant information

15 December 2020
Open Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship 2021-2022

Call Summary

Application Guide

Application Instructions

09 November 2020
Open Jim Leech MasterCard Foundation | Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for African Students

Call Summary

Application Guide

Application invitation

2 November 2020
Open Schwarzman Scholarship 2021

Call Summary

Application Guide

Application Instructions

22 September 2020
Closed UP Doctoral Research Bursary 2021

Call Summary

Application Guide

Conditions

16 September 2020
Closed MMEG | Margaret McNamara Education Grant

Call Summary

 

14 September 2020

Open

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

NRF | Postgraduate (Honours, Masters, Doctoral) Scholarship 2021:

Honours Applications

SARAO Honours Scholarships

Masters Applications

Doctoral Applications

Doctoral Abroad (Nuffic)

Masters and Doctoral Extension Support

Call Summary

General Application Guide 2021

SARAO Honours

SARAO Masters

SARAO Doctoral

Framework Postgraduate Scholarships

Framework Document (Nuffic)

Respective Closing Dates

14 November 2020 

     31 July 2020     

13 July 2020

13 July 2020

31 May 2020 (NUFFIC single site)

7 August 2020 (NUFFIC split site)

2 August 2020

Open Global Development Network | The Global Development Awards Competition 2020

Call Summary

Application form

Information booklet

 14:30                    30 September 2020
Open Africa Research Excellence Fund | Research Development Fellowship 2020

Call Summary

Application form

Budget sheet

23 September 2020
Closed University of Pretoria Commonwealth Scholarship South African Doctoral Studies 2021

Call Summary

Application form

Referee form

 

13 September 2020
Closed Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme 2021-2022 Call Summary 15 August 2020
Closed UP Department of Medical Virology | Zoonotic Arbo and Respiratory Virus Programme (ZARV)

Call Summary

Information on technician position

10 August 2020
Closed South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme 2021

Call Summary

Application Guide

31 July 2020
Closed L'Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science South Africa

Call Summary

Application Guide

Poster

20 July 2020
Closed TWAS Research and Advanced Training Call Summary 20 July 2020
Closed Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2021

Call Summary

Application Guide

QECS Information Sheet

09 July 2020
Closed Tobacco Control Research Agenda Grant Call Summary 30 June 2020
Closed Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship 2020 Call Summary 24 June 2020
Closed South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Internship Scholarship Programme Call Summary 31 May 2020
Closed African Health Research Institute (AHRI)/UCL MSc Scholarship 2020/2021 Call Summary 31 March 2020
Closed Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2020/2021 Call Summary 31 March 2020

Closed

Open 

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Round 1

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Round 2

Call Summary

17 February 2020

31 August 2020
Closed Laura Bassi Scholarship Call Summary 25 March 2020

Closed

Not open yet

Not open yet

UP Postgraduate Study Abroad Programme Round 1 (Closed)

UP Postgraduate Study Abroad Programme Round 2 (Closed)

UP Postgraduate Study Abroad Programme Round 3  Closed)

Call Summary

24 February 2019

25 May 2019  

24 August 2019

N/A UP Research and Innovation Support (DRIS) Web and Funding Bulletins External Research Funding various
N/A Annual Funding Opportunities - Preliminary Call Schedule 2019 (excel document) Call schedule various
various South African Medical Research Council Scholarships Grants webpage SAMRC webpage various
various National Research Foundation (NRF) online submission and call advert webpage

login and call advert webpage

call outcome page

various
various

Rachel Strohm | List of External Research & Travel Funding Opportunities for African Academics

Rachel Strohm | List of MA and PhD Fellowship opportunities for African Students

External Research Opportunities

External Fellowships

various
various Scholars Hub Africa: External Funding Opportunity website - register for updates visit their site various
various SA Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) page of available international scholarships visit their site various
Closed Anton and Hubert Rupert bursary 2019 Call Summary  1 July 2019
Closed NRF | Honours Block Grant Scholarship 2019

Call Summary

Framework Document

Application Guide

15 January 2019
Closed Swedish Institute Study Scholarships Call Summary 15 January 2019
Closed Scholarship Programme to Study in China, Russia or Hungary 2019/2020 Call Summary

10 February 2019

9  March 2019

Closed Irish Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme 2019/2020

Call Advertisement

20 February 2019
Closed Masters Scholarship to study in the UK 2019 Call Summary 22 February 2019
Closed Commonwealth Scholarships Tenable in the United Kingdom 2019 Call Summary 22 February 2019
Closed UP Postgraduate Bursaries for Honours, Masters and Doctoral 2019

Call Summary

Bursary information

28 February 2019
Closed Embassy of France Masters and Joint PhD Scholarships 2019/2020

Call Summary

MSc Info Sheet

MSc Application Form

Joint PhD Info Sheet

Joint PhD Application Form

20 March 2019
Closed Learn Africa | Scholarships for African Women Students

Call Summary

Brochure

07 April 2019
Closed Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) | 2019 Scholarship

Call Summary

Guidelines

Poster

15 April 2019
Closed IOE-ISH International Masters and Doctoral Centenary scholarship Call summary 05 April 2019
Closed The Geneva Challenge 2019. International Contest for students

Call Summary

Rules & Regulations

Call Details

24 March 2019
Closed NRF | Freestanding Innovation & Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Call Summary

Framework Document

Application Guide

01 April 2019
Closed Claude Leon Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science, Engineering & Medical Sciences

Call Summary

Terms & Conditions

Application Form

30 April 2019
Closed NRF | FRF | Sabbatical Grant for PhD or Postdoc Training in 2019

Call summary

Intent to apply form

Framework document

Application Funding Guide

UP Leave Policy

Intent to apply submission deadline: 24 April 2019

Application deadline 10 May 2019
 

Closed NRF | Thuthuka Grant Programme 2019 call for 2020 support

Call summary

Framework document

Application guidelines

Institutional Support Form

4 May 2019
Closed NRF | Freestanding Innovation & Scarce Skills Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Call Summary

Framework Document

Application Guide

11 May 2019

Closed

Commonwealth Scholarship Commision | Medical Fellows

Call Summary

21 May 2019

Closed

NRF-Nuffic | Doctoral Scholarship 2019

Call Summary

Framework Document

Application Guide

14 May 2019
Closed

FLAIR | Fellowship Opportunity 2019

Call Summary

11 June 2019

Closed

NRF | 2019 NRF Master and Doctoral Scholarships

Call Summary

Framework Document

Application Guide

DAAD

FISS

SASAC

TWAS

15 June 2019

Closed

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship | University of the South Pacific in UK, 2019

Call Summary 13 July 2019

Closed

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2019

Call Summary

15 July 2019

Closed

Edufrica | Home and Overseas scholarships for African Students 2019/2020

Call Summary 25 July 2019
Closed

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019

Call Summary 31 July 2018
Closed HWSETA | Postgraduate Research Bursary Programme 2019/2020:

Call Summary

Application Form

HWSETA Call Document

31 July 2019

Closed

YSEP | The South Africa-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme 2019

Call Summary

Application Guide

15 August 2018

Closed Rhodes Scholarship for Masters 2019 Call Summary 15 August 2019
Closed

TWAS | CSIR & DBT Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Call Summary 31 August 2018
Closed South African Medical Association. Research Masters Supplementary Scholarships 2019

Call Summary

Application Form

31 August 2019
Closed UP | University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship 2020

Call Summary

Application Form

2 September 2019
Closed NRF | Honours Bursaries for 2020

Call Summary

General Applications Guide 2020

Framework Document

Application Guide

NRF Call Advert

15 September 2019

Closed

Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Call Summary

17 September 2018

Closed

MSCA|Individual Fellowships (IF) 2018

MSCA| Co-funding of regional (COFUND) , national and international programmes 2018

Call Summary

12 September 2018

27 September 2018

Closed

SAMA | PhD & Masters Supplementary Scholarship

Call Summary

PhD Application Form

Masters Application Form

SAMA PhD Information

SAMA Masters Information

5 October 2018
Closed EWSETA/DST/WRC | Water and Sanitation focused Postgraduate Student Bursary Call

Call Summary

Call Advertisement

11 November 2018
Closed CEBHA+ | Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare and Public Health (CEBHA+) Doctoral Scholarship

Call Summary

Application Form

26 November 2018
Closed FCS | Swiss Government Excellence PhD Scholarships for foreign students 2019-2020

Call Summary

Framework Document

FAQs for scholarship applicants

15 December 2018
TBC NSFAS-NRF Funding for Honours and Final year BTech 2018

Call Summary

(TBC) January 2018
Closed University of Lausanne (Switzerland) | Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Programme 2017   31 January 2017
Closed 2017 - 2018 PhD Level Scholarship for South Africans to study in Italy   20 February 2017
Closed Ruth First Educational Trust Scholarship 2017-2018 Call Advertisement 9 March 2017
Closed European Development Days Young Leaders Program 2017

Call Advertisement

Application Guide

9 March 2017
Closed University College London (UCL) Summer School 2017 Call Summary 10 March 2017
Closed MOBILE+2 (MOBility for International Learning Experiences) Project Scholarships 2017 Call Advertisement 25 March 2017
Closed NRF | Call for 2016 Annual Progress Reports (APRs) for Continued Funding Scholarships and Fellowships Support in 2017   31 March 2017
Closed Azerbaijan and ADA University Scholarships Call Advertisement 1 April 2017
Closed UNLEASH Innovation Lab Programme 2017 Call Poster 1 May 2017
Closed Young Scientists' Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts   9 May 2017
Closed Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship 2017 Call Summary 21 June 2017
Closed NRF-TWAS | Doctoral/Renassance Doctoral Scholarships Call for 2017   22 June 2016
Closed NRF | Study Support for Completing Part-Time Doctoral Studies 2017   27 June 2016
Closed NRF | Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018 Call Summary 6 July 2017
Closed NRF | Freestanding, Innovation, & Scarce Skills Masters & Doctoral Scholarships and Doctoral Studies Abroad

Framework Document

Application Guide

11 July 2017
Closed UP Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2018 (International Candidates only) Call Summary 31 July 2017
Closed NRF | Extension Scholarship Support for Masters and Doctoral Studies 2017   7 August 2016
Closed Patrick & Margaret Flanagan Scholarship 2018

Application Procedure

General Conditions

18 August 2017
Closed NRF-DAAD | In-Country Masters & Doctoral Scholarship Programme 2016   11 September 2015
Closed Margaret McNamara Education Grant (MMEG) | Education Grants for Women who make a Difference Call Summary 13 September 2017
Closed South African Medical Association (SAMA) Scholarships & Bursaries 2017 Call Summary 30 September 2017
Closed Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust | Masters & PhD Scholarships 2018 Call Summary 30 September 2017
Closed Discovery Foundation Clinician Awards 2018

Call Summary

Framework & Application Forms

6 October 2017

15 January 2018

Closed Leiden University - South Africa | Scholarship for Undergraduate & Postgraduate Call Summary 1 October 2017
Closed Wellcome Trust | Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science 2018 Call Summary 5 October 2017
Closed Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2018 Call Summary 11 October 2017
Closed Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2018/19 Call Summary 11 October 2017
Closed UP PhD Research Bursary

Call Summary

Conditions Document

New Application Form

20 October 2017
Closed DST | NRF Internship Programme 2018/19

Call summary

Province Gauteng

10 November 2017
Closed Postgraduate Studentship Opportunities at University of Edinburgh through the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh Call Summary 15 December 2017

 


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