Befondsing | Navorsingondersteuning



Die NWU bied verskillende befondsingsgeleenthede waarvoor studente kan aansoek doen. Hieronder volg 'n lys van verskeie befondsingsgeleenthede beskikbaar aan kandidate wat aan die minimum vereistes voldoen.

Daar word aanbeveel dat kandidate addisionele finansiële ondersteuning bekom, aangesien die beurse slegs 'n bydrae lewer en nie altyd die volle koste van nagraadse studie dek nie.


Let wel: there are downloadable PDF documents which vary in file size, available on this page.


Postgraduate Student Funding

There are no funding calls open at the moment.

Postdoc Funding

There are no funding calls open at the moment.


There are no funding calls open at the moment.

All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at

Emerging Researchers Development Programme

This call is now closed.  Please visit the website regularly for any updates that may follow.


This call is now closed. Please visit the website regularly for any updates that may follow.

Calls for Annual Progress Reports

The call for the 2016 Annual Progress Reports (APRs) for funding instruments is now open.

CV update

Grant-holders are requested to update their 2016 Research Outputs on their CV on the NRF Online Submission System at


The 2016 outputs will be listed in the APR and grant-holders will be able to select the ones they wish to have included in the relevant Annual Progress Report


Below is the list of APR's that will open on 1 December 2016 and close on 31 March 2017

African Coelecanth Ecosystem Contract

African Origins Platform

Blue Skies Research Programme

Community Engagement Grants

Competitive Programme for Rated researchers

Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers

Education Research in South Africa

Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme

Global Change, Society and Sustainability Programme

Human and Social Sciences Grants

Incentive Programme Rated Researchers

Indigenous Knowledge Systems

National Bioinformatics functional Genomics bursary & research granting Programme

Research Development Grants for Y-Rated Researchers

SA National Antarctic Programme




Process to complete the APR under GRANTHOLDER TOOLS

Go to Grantholder Tools (Under Quick Links)

Select Progress Report

Click on OPEN to complete


All students who received funding for master’s or doctoral degrees, need to provide the NRF with information regarding their completed degree, as stated in the M&D Agreement Form that all grant-holders sign before the NRF funds are released.

Once you have graduated, the following steps need to be taken to complete the post-funding NRF requirements:


1. Obtain your Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETC) link.

All NWU theses and dissertations are loaded onto Boloka, the NWU Institutional Repository.

Link to Boloka:


The process works as follows:

1.1 You hand in hard and electronic copies of your thesis/dissertation at the M&D offices.

1.2 After processing, it is sent to the library’s cataloguing section.

1.3 After graduation, the library’s cataloguing section receives the graduation booklet. With

      this booklet they start cataloguing the electronic theses and dissertations.

1.4 After they have been catalogued they are loaded onto Boloka, which is where you will

      find your EDT link.

1.5 You have to search for your title on Boloka and obtain your EDT link.


If you have any queries or difficulties accessing your ETD link, please contact Ms Willemijn de Kock.


2.  Obtain your Researcher (ORCID) ID

Go to and register yourself.


3.  Gather the documents required by the NRF

As taken from the M&D Agreement Form:

On having been awarded the degree to which this scholarship pertains the scholarship-holder must submit the following to the NRF by the contractual date:

3.1 a photocopy of the title page

3.2 a photocopy of the page which reflects acknowledgement of NRF support

3.3 approximately 300 word summary of the findings (in English) for inclusion i the NEXUS

      database of current and completed research

3.4 a written statement by the university that the dissertation/mini-thesis had been

      accepted for degree purposes, and

3.5 an electronic version of the thesis (ETD link)

The scholarship-holder will acknowledge the financial assistance of the NRF as follows on the title page of the mini thesis/dissertation as well as in all papers and publications that emanate from the study:


The financial assistance of the National Research Foundation (NRF) towards this research is hereby acknowledged. Opinions expressed and conclusions arrived at, are those of the author and are not necessarily to be attributed to the NRF.


4.  Complete the NRF funded Thesis/Dissertation Requirements page:

Go to and provide the necessary information.  Please upload all the required documents here.


Please note the following:

  • Institutional Repository's email:
  • Grantee email: Your email address
  • Thesis DOI/Handle: Boloka/ETD link


5.  The last step

Once you have completed your information on the NRF website, please notify Ms Buyi Ntaka by sending a confirmation email.





  • Indien u naam in die tabel hieronder verskyn, was u suksesvol en ontvang u 'n toekenning.
  • Personeel van die NNS tydens 2017 toekenningsbriewe aan suksesvolle kandidate stuur.
  • Onsuksesvolle kandidate sal deur die loop van 2017 terugvoer ontvang agv die verwerking van befondsingsuitkomste vir verskillende befondsingsinstrumente.
  • Sodra u die toekenningsvoorwaardes ontvang het, moet u die geskrewe ooreenkoms asb noukeurig deurlees voor u die toekenning aanvaar.
  • Alle voltooide en ondertekende dokumentasie moet via die universiteit se kantoor vir nagraadse befondsing, navorsing of finansiële steun aan die NNS gestuur word.
  • Fondse sal eers uitbetaal word wanneer die NNS die voltooide dokumentasie ontvang het.
  • Toekennings wat in ontvangs geneem is nie, sal outomaties gekanselleer word, tensy die NNS anders spesifiseer.


DST-NRF-Sasol Inzalo Masters Scholarships 2017

DST-NRF-Sasol Inzalo Doctoral Scholarships 2017

DST-NRF Freestanding Postdoctoral 2017

Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral Studies 2017

Innovation DST-NRF Interns Masters Scholarships 2017

Innovation DST-NRF Interns Doctoral Scholarships 2017

Innovation Doctoral Scholarship 2017

Innovation Postdoctoral Scholarship 2017

Scarce Skills Development Fund Scholarships 2017

NRF-DAAD Masters and Doctoral Awardees 2017

Doctoral Studies Abroad