By | July 13, 2017


The National Research Foundation (NRF) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS) are pleased to announce the NRF – TWAS Doctoral Scholarship and the NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarship call for 2018 academic year. This scholarship will support Doctoral scholars from Africa and developing countries with scholarship funding per annum for a maximum of three (3) years to pursue full-time research training in South Africa.
The doctoral scholarships will be awarded under two funding instruments annually as follows:

  • NRF – TWAS Doctoral Scholarship funding instrument: 20 scholars from developing countries outside Africa; and
  • NRF – TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral Scholarships funding instrument: 50 scholars from Africa.

The application deadline is Friday 21 July 2017Applicants must apply on the NRF Online submission system at: and follow the application process set out in the attached framework document and application guide.
Please refer to the framework document when completing the online application form at every step of the process.
Please Note:
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:
Ms Tsibiso Mohlomi
Project Leader – Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD)
Telephone: 012 481 4315
Ms Lutanani Rambau
Professional Officer – Reviews and Evaluation (RE)
Telephone: 012 481 4208
Mrs Zikhona Lose
Professional Officer – Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Telephone: 012 481 4365

Closing Date:

Friday, 21 July, 2017
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