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National Research Foundation: Call for Masters and Doctoral students with disabilities, 2013

The Department of Higher Education and Training together with the NRF are pleased to announce specific funding support for students with disabilities.

The definition of a person with disabilities is defined according to The Code of Good Practice on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Employment Equity Act, 1998.

In this round of applications, only students intending to study or studying towards research based Masters and Doctoral degrees will be considered for funding. In line with the national imperative of equity and redress, the programme prioritizes support for disabled students at 4% of the allocated programme budget.

How to apply

Applicants can apply by following the steps below:

Remember to complete all sections of the application form.

Please attach the necessary documents in one PDF file in the following order: ID document and certified academic transcripts, medical certificate indicating disability.

Should you not follow the guidelines for attaching the necessary documents your application will not be considered.

Remember to submit your application on completion. Complete applications will go to the host university, for verification before being forwarded to the NRF for further processing.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered (please refer to call document for details on eligibility for the NRF Disability Masters and Doctoral programme).

The closing date for submitting applications is 31 January 2013.

Please take note of your institution's internal closing dates as these may be set before the actual call closing date.

Should you require assistance throughout the application process please contact the NRF Support desk.

For grant and systems management queries:

Miss Thashni Maistry
Grants Officer: Scholarships and Fellowships
Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4241
Email: thashni.maistry@nrf.ac.za

For programme-related queries

Ms Shumani Masia
Programme Officer: Human Capacity Programme
Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4148
Email: shumani.masia@nrf.ac.za

Please Bongiwe Ndamane, Postgraduate Funding Office, University of Cape Town or or call 021-650 3926 if you have any queries

Download the Call for Applications from Students with Disabilities.

Download the National Research Foundation: Call for Masters and Doctoral students with disabilities, 2013.

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