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The University gives internal and external research grant types which are administered by the Directorate of Research Development.
The purpose of this funding is to create an enabling environment for staff to conduct applied and basic research and also to empower staff and students with research knowledge and skills so that they can:
Independently initiate quality research projects
Contribute to the existing body of academic knowledge
Conduct a systematic analysis of problems relevant to society
Upgrade the qualifications of staff and postgraduate students by providing research project running costs.
The following seed-money for faculty research champions can be found in our office:
Eligible staff and postgraduate students may use the following application forms to apply for the institutional research grant
The National Research Foundation (NRF) provides services and grants to support research and postgraduate research training, vital to the development of South Africa. Funding from the NRF is largely directed towards academic research, developing high-level human resources, and supporting the nation’s national research facilities.
Freestanding bursaries, scholarships, fellowships are awarded directly to the students on a completive basis, while grant-holder-linked bursaries are granted to researchers within their NRF support package and may be awarded to students selected by the NRF grant holder.