DSI-NRF CoE Human Development Bursaries 2024

Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation, DSI-NRF Bursary 2024 is open. Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified applicants for the 2024 DSI-NRF Bursary Programme.


This article covers the DSI-NRF Bursaries 2024 Overview, Online application portal, application form, how to apply, qualifications, requirements, closing date, and more.

  • Bursary Provider: Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF)
  • Location:  All South Africa
  • Application Mode: Online Application Form or Application is made Offline

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DSI-NRF Bursary Programme 2024

A bursary or grant is a means of non-repayable monetary support designed to assist students who meet specific financial eligibility criteria. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals to study.

To qualify for the Bursary, you must possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation, DSI-NRF Bursary 2024.

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DSI-NRF Bursary 2024 for South African students, DSI-NRF Bursaries 2024, Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) Centre for Excellence Human Development Bursary Application Form 2024, DSI-NRF Bursary Closing Date 2024

Bursary Provider:Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) Human Development
Academic Year:2024
Type:Postgraduate bursary
Closing Date:31 March 2023

Applications are now open for the Department of Science and Innovation – National Research Foundation (DSI-NRF) Human Development Bursary 2024 for South African citizens.

At the start of each academic year, the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development considers grant proposals and post-graduate or post-doctoral funding applications that fall under the thematic areas of the Centre.

The CoE-HUMAN awards bursaries to deserving Master’s and Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral Fellows:

  • Master’s students are funded for two years at R162 900 a year (dependent on Full Cost of Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study (PCS))
  • Doctoral students are funded for three years at R170 430 a year (dependent on FCS or PCS)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a year

Grant holders on PCS or FCS funding may receive supplementary funding from another private-sector source, another South African government source, the NRF supervisor’s running expenses (SARChI, CoEs, etc.) or any other source (e.g. Merit Awards), provided that the total funding received from the NRF and the other source(s) does not exceed institutional maximum limit for the respective levels of study.

The award of bursaries is governed by the Ministerial Guidelines for Improving Equity in the Distribution of DSI-NRF Bursaries and Fellowships (2013).

In terms of these guidelines, bursaries are intended primarily for South African citizens and permanent residents; although a small number of foreign and SADC citizens will be considered.

South Africans registered at foreign universities are not eligible.

How to Apply for DSI-NRF Bursary

Click the link below to apply and submit an online application form for this opportunity:

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents

  1. Proof of registration
  2. Certified copy of your South African ID book (for South African citizens and permanent residents) and Passport (for foreign and SADC citizens)
  1. Project proposal and relevance to the topic of Human Development
  2. Certified copies of your qualifications and academic transcript
  3. Supervisor recommendation and letter of support
  4. Application form

Contact details

Only applications that include the above requirements will be considered.

Applicants should submit their documents

Bursary Application closing date is 31 March 2023 and direct their enquires to Ms Rebecca Mudau; email: [email protected]

Then follow the instructions on the page to apply for an available position.

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