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NRF Opens Call for Postgraduate Funding for 2022 Academic Year

Published April 15, 2021, by

Students interested in postgraduate studies with the Centre of Excellence in Food Security in 2022 can submit applications for funding through the National Research Foundation.

Prospective new applicants (Honours, Masters and Doctoral) are alerted that the DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2022 academic year is now open. If you are interested in CoE in Food Security ( funding, please submit your application online to the NRF and make sure that you put the NRF Unique ID (UID) number into your application in the relevant block, so that the NRF can pass your application to us for consideration: CoE -Food Security UID # 91490. The CoE will not be accepting applications directly.

Please liaise with your institution’s Research Office/Postgraduate Office about the institution’s internal closing date. The onus is on the applicants to submit their applications correctly and timeously.

For enquiries, applicants are encouraged to contact the Research or Postgraduate offices at their universities. Should there still be a need to contact the NRF, the person dealing with new CoE Honours, Master’s and Doctoral applications is:

Ms Malekgotla Finger
Professional Officer
Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence (RCCE)
Telephone: 012 481 4003
Email address:

Below find documentation that will assist you in completing your online postgraduate application:

1) DSI–NRF Postgraduate student application and funding framework for funding in the 2022 academic year.
2) DSI–NRF Postgraduate funding policy frequently asked questions.
3) DSI–NRF Postgraduate funding policy (updated March 2021).
4) DSI–NRF Postgraduate application & funding guide -2022.

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