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Postgraduate Research Training Grants at University of Cape Town in South Africa, 2018

The University of Cape Town is now accepting applications for Postgraduate Research Training Grants. South African students are eligible to apply for the grant.

The Faculty Research Committee (FRC) has committed a budget to strategic research support awards to assist postgraduate research related projects.



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The intention of this award is to assist Principal Investigators to support a postgraduate related research project(s) with the vision to help fulfil the successful completion of both the project) and the postgraduate degrees.

Course Level: Grant is available to pursue research training programme.

Study Subject: Award type: Research Training grant to assist completion of a postgraduate student research related project(s).

Award: A maximum award of R30 000 towards research costs. Research costs requested may include research consumables, other research-related expenses and a contribution to the stipend of the postgraduate student.

Number of Awards: Not Known

The award can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :

  • Application for the funding must be made by the Principal Investigator(academic or research staff member in the Faculty of Health Sciences)who is the supervisor of the postgraduate student(s) (including any postgraduate degree involving a research component – Honours, MSc, PhD, MMed, etc) conducting the relevant research project(s).
  • Principal Investigators can apply for funds to support multiple students’ projects in one application but are limited to one application per Principal Investigator.

Nationality: South African students are eligible to apply for this grant.

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

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How to Apply: Applications should be submitted on the template provided on the next page. Send complete applications signed by both the Principal Investigator (Supervisor) and the Head of Department to research.

Application Deadline: A brief report of the activities supported by the award and a financial report needs to be submitted to the Faculty Research Committee by December 31, 2017.

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