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Opening Date: 
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, 8 September, 2017

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the FirstRand Foundation (FRF) have partnered to pursue the goal of increasing the proportion of suitably qualified Black (especially African Black) academic staff and academic staff with disabilities, at South African public universities, by establishing the NRF-FRF Sabbatical Grant funding instrument.

The NRF requests Deputy Vice-Chancellors (DVC) for research or equivalent, at each of the country`s public universities to identify and nominate suitable candidates, through an internal process, to apply for this sabbatical grant.

For detailed information pertaining to this Call, please refer to the attached Framework as well as the Application and Funding Guide. Institutions may nominate candidates to apply for funding in one of the following two tracks:

  • Doctoral Sabbatical Grant: for applicants registered for a doctoral degree; and
  • Postdoctoral Sabbatical Grant: for applicants intending to pursue postdoctoral research training.

A maximum of eight (8) applications will be allowed per institution in each call for applications and at least four (4) of these must be for a doctoral sabbatical grant. Nominated applicants’ must apply on the NRF online submission system at: https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Please Note:

Only individuals nominated by their DVC may respond to this call for applications.

The application deadline for applicants’ is Friday, 08 September 2017.  

For technical enquiries relating to the NRF Online Submission System, please contact the NRF Support Desk from Mondays to Fridays between 08:00 to16:30. Tel: 012 481-4202 or via E-mail: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za.

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

Ms Maphuti Madiga
Professional Officer: Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Telephone: 012 481 4150
E-mail: maphuti.madiga@nrf.ac.za

Ms Melissa Govender
Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: 012 481 4311
E-mail:  melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za

Ms Zikhona Lose
Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: (012) 481 4365
E-mail:  zikhona.lose@nrf.ac.za