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Current funding opportunities

General grants and awards


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GCRF Global Challenge Clusters

Dionne Miles

UCT’s internal deadline - 17 September 2019 by 5:00 PM

UCT Innovation Builder Fund Expression of Interest

Francois Oosthuizen

2 - 19 September 2019

Short research visit (SRV) / short research course (SRC) grants

Paul Dantu

Deadline for Second Round of 2019 Applications: Thursday, 19 September 2019

UCT Conference travel grants

Jacqueline Sylvester

19 September 2019

Vera Davie Study and Research Bursary

Robyn Udemans

30 September 2019

WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITIES NETWORK: Research Development Fund - call for concept notes
Concept note

Wilna Venter

30 September 2019

Call for Expression on Interest: Projects for prototype development in the CSIR Photonics Prototyping Facility
DSI-CSIR Photonics Prototyping Facility Call for Participation


Hardus Greyling or Thomas du Plooy at the CSIR National Laser Centre.

30 September 2019

Call for applications/nominations for UCT's Social Responsiveness Award (2019)

Sonwabo Ngcelwane

30 September 2019

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program


15 October 2019

Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award 2019

Mbasa Mguye

UCT Internal deadline: 1 October 2019
Funder application deadline: 25 October 2019

African Laser Centre research collaboration support program
Application form
Application manual

Hardus Greyling

31 October 2019

BrightFocus Foundation call for proposals Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant


4 November 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) /Western Cape Government (WCG)
Joint Task Team (JTT)
Call for research proposals


13 September 2020

Honorary Research Associate notice

Research Funding


Oppenheimer Memorial Trust: Awards for Sabbatical Study

Claire Digby (OMT)



NRF Customised Programmes


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Knowledge Fields Development Grants
Download call summary

Mbasa Mguye

10th of each month until November 2019


NRF International Grants


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South Africa / China Young Scientist Exchange Programme (YSEP) 2020
Download call summary

Phiwo Qoza Monday, 30 September


NRF Non-Funding Calls


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CSIR National Laser Centre: 2020 Rental Pool Programme (RPP)
Download call for proposals

Phiwo Qoza

Monday, 21 October


NRF Travel, Training and Conference Grants (Review Period 2)


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