NRF Grant Funding - Higher Education Researchers and Affiliates
Centres of Excellence (CoE)The applicant must be an established researcher and hold a Doctoral degree, and must have a strong network of collaborators and fellow researchers working in similar and different, but related research fields
Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR)The CPRR is a discipline-based funding instrument that supports mainly basic research as the foundation of knowledge production in the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences. As a competitive funding instrument, the main eligibility criteria are:
The current NRF rating of the principal applicant; and
The scientific merit of the research proposal.
Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR)The aim of this funding instrument is to provide research support to researchers, working in any research field, who do not, for a variety of reasons, hold a current NRF rating and who are not participating in any of the NRF capacity development funding instruments
Education Research in South AfricaThe Call for funding for Education Research in South Africa seeks research proposals that address:
The overarching theme of ‘Teaching and learning interactions that shape the qualitative outcomes of education’ at all levels of the education and training system
National priorities in South Africa (a strong indication must be provided)
Systemic implications (either through large-scale empirical research or meta-analyses of past/existing small-scale research projects)
Sabbatical Grants for Completion of Doctoral DegreesThe Sabbatical grant seeks to accelerate the training of Doctoral candidates in order to improve the qualifications of employed academics and enhance their research and supervisory capacity and is aimed at addressing this problem for individuals in the final stages of their Doctoral studies.
Thuthuka Funding InstrumentThuthuka aims to develop human capital and to improve the research capacities of designated researchers (black [African, Indian or Coloured], female or persons with disabilities) with the ultimate aim of redressing historical imbalances.
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2024 Academic Year
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