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Opening Date: 
Thursday, 25 May, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, 21 July, 2017

Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students Call for 2018


Applicant Closing Date: 21 July 2017

Designated Authority Closing Date: 11 August 2017


The DST and NRF are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Extension Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students for 2018.


The funding programme aims to increase graduation and throughput rates for full-time masters and doctoral students in South Africa, by providing additional funding for six (6) or twelve (12) months.


Applicants must apply on the NRF Online Submission System at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and funding guide.  The application deadline is 21 July 2017 for funding in 2018. The Designated Authority (DA) closing date is 11 August 2017.


Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.


Please note:

Institutional DAs must validate all applications no later than 11 August 2017.  Institutions are required to set their own internal closing dates to enable validation by institutional DAs prior to submission to the NRF for review.


Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact an NRF contact person listed below:



  • Ms Nozine Nqeketo: Professional Officer – Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA) Telephone: 012 481 4184. E-mail: nozine.nqeketo@nrf.ac.za


Mr Sello Moloi: Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE) Telephone: 012 481 4249. Email: sello.moloi@nrf.ac.za