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General grants and awards

Contact person(s)
UCT Enabling Grant Seeker Awards Robyn Udemans Friday, 10 November 2023
(for external-to-UCT funding applications submitted between
01 January 2023 and 31 October 2023)
Honorary Research Associate notice Research Funding None 
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust: Awards for Sabbatical Study sabbatical@omt.org.za / +27 11 551 9500 • 30th September of the previous year for sabbaticals commencing January to March
• 31st January in the same year for sabbaticals commencing April to June
• 31st March in the same year for sabbaticals commencing July to October
Call for applications: Wellcome Early-Career Awards (October 2023 round) internationalgrants@uct.ac.za • 7 August 2023 for the intention to submit form
• 5th October 2023 for the funder deadline

Innovation Builder Fund call for expressions of interest

Mpho Baisitse 25 September 2023
Call for applications: Vera Davie study and research bursary Zam.Ndzotyana@uct.ac.za 26 September 2023
Updated funding opportunity announcement: New Frontiers Research Award internationalgrants@uct.ac.za 30 September 2023
Spencer Foundation RPP Grants Program Research Development Team 4 October 2023

NRF grants

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Funding programme
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UCT internal deadline
Concept Notes
General Research Grants
International Research and Mobility Grants
Call for proposals: The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Robyn Udemans 1) Notice of intention to submit: 29 Sep 2023; 
2) NRF application (internal): 23 Oct 2023;  
3) Submission of full proposal, 6 Nov 2023.
Travel, Training and Conference Grants

Forthcoming NRF grants (these opportunities will open shortly)

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General research grants


International collaborative grants


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