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Announcement of call: NRF freestanding, scarce skills and innovation honours block grants for 2016
March 10, 2016 10:59AM
The National Research Foundation(NRF) invites students to apply for funding. Please bring this to the attention of the Honours and/or BTech students at your colleges.

Who may apply?

Registered UNISA Honours or BTech students who meets the following criteria:
• Selection of students will be based on academic merit.
• All the block grants shall be exclusively for South African citizens except for Innovation block grants, only 87% of the block grant will be awarded to South African citizens and South African permanent residents; whereas 13% should be awarded to foreign nationals and allocated as follows:- 5% SADC, 4% to the rest of Africa and 4% to students outside Africa.
• Students should have obtained at least 60% in his/her major subject(s) in the preceding academic year to qualify for this bursary.
• Student must not have failed any major subjects/courses taken during the final year of undergraduate study or third year of study in the case of a four year first degree.
• These scholarships may not be held concurrently with bursaries, grants or emoluments which bind the recipient to enter into service of the contract holder on completion of his/her studies.
• These scholarships may not be held concurrently with any other NRF, government-funded scholarships, Science Council or Research Institute bursaries.
• Bursars are not allowed to be employed on a full time basis, may only undertake a maximum of 12 hours per week of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstrating duties.
• In line with the South African equity targets, 60% of the block grant should be awarded to female students.
• In awarding these scholarships, preference will be given to students who have a keen interest in registering for a Master’s degree in 2017.

How do I apply?

Complete the attached form (request it from researchgrants@unisa.ac.za) and submit it to the UNISA Research Department with the required supporting documentation through e-mail (researchgrants@unisa.ac.za)

INTERNAL CLOSING DATE: 30 MARCH 2016

How much is funding?

The bursary amounts allocated are:
• NRF Freestanding Honours Block Grant Scholarships – R 30 000
• DST Innovation Fund Honours Scholarships – R 50 000
• NRF Scarce Skills Honours Scholarship – R 50 000

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date is the 30th of Mar 2016.

Where can I get more information?

Any queries should be directed to Mr Obakeng Montsho/ Mr Karabo Tsatsi, Research Department: Theo van Wijk Building, Room 10- 46 or Room 10-67, Muckleneuk Campus, Tel: +27(0)12 429 2286/2096; email: researchgrants@unisa.ac.za
Thank you Mac
The form?

DF
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Mac
Re: Announcement of call: NRF freestanding, scarce skills and innovation honours block grants for 2016
March 16, 2016 10:02AM
Request from them.
Thank You,got it!

DF
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