DST/NRF Innovation Scholarship

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


The NRF Freestanding, Innovation and Scarce Skills Development Fund for Masters and
Doctoral scholarships are aimed at increasing the throughput rates of Masters and
Doctoral students at public higher education institutions. Consideration will be given to ensuring the need to strengthen research capacity in scarce skills, priority skills and
knowledge fields as well as to accelerate the demographic transformation of the next
generation of researchers. Allocation of funding will be governed by the annual budget

The Innovation Bursary Scheme which also includes priority research areas, supports
students who wish to pursue their postgraduate studies. The percentage of supported students will be 80% from the Science, Engineering and Technology disciplines and 20% from the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Degree of recognitionNational
OrganisationsNational Research Foundation and Department of Science and Technology


post-graduate studies
engineering science
social science