As part of its commitment to provide a high-quality postgraduate experience, UCT makes available limited mobility grants to help registered master’s and doctoral students to present at conferences or further research at approved universities. 

Due to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and the implications this may have on travel, the UCT Postgraduate Student Funding Committee reserves the right to withdraw the award/s or make necessary adjustments as guided by the status of the pandemic and travel


Scarbrow Bursary Fund: to support study of recognised postgraduate degrees at universities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the USA, Canada and in any recognised university in Europe
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POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT (In-Person or Virtual)

The purpose of UCT's conference travel grants is to provide an opportunity for young researchers who are registered at UCT for doctoral and master’s study (Master’s students must be registered for a degree that has a research component of 50% or more) to present their research to a relevant audience at a conference.

The Postgraduate (In-Person or Virtual) Conference Travel Grant should not be the primary source of funding for applicants due to the limitation of funds and the inability to fund 100% of eligible costs.

The Conference Travel Grants are available via competitive application, towards the costs of travel, conference registration and subsistence for the number of days of the conference.

Awards are granted for ONE specific conference, should the conference cancelled, or the full amount awarded not be utilised for any reason, then the funds are to be returned.

To comply with the conditions of this grant, applicants must:

(a) have their papers accepted, (If not yet received by the application deadline, the application may still be submitted, and proof of acceptance sent as soon as received)

NOTE: If a travel grant is offered to an applicant who has not provided proof of acceptance, payment of the grant will not be made until proof of acceptance is submitted

(b) confirm that they have secured the balance of funds to undertake their trip

(c) on completion of the conference they must submit a travel report on their experience, its impact on their research and potential publications that may arise from it.

MASTER’S

DOCTORAL

Master’s students enrolled for the SECOND and THIRD year of study

Master’s students must be registered for a degree that has a research component of 50% or more

Doctoral students enrolled for the SECOND, THIRD or FOURTH YEARS of study

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

These Virtual Conference Participation Grants are available, via competitive application, towards the costs of the online conference registration fee in order to participate actively, share and present their research.

Conference registration fees will be considered to participate in virtual conferences throughout 2022. Please ensure your application, including complete required documentation is submitted at least two (2) months prior to the conference date such that approval and processing can be managed timeously on a rolling basis. Not all applications will be automatically approved as there is limited budget.

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

These Virtual Conference Participation Grants are available, via competitive application, towards the costs of the online conference registration fee in order to participate actively, share and present their research.

Conference registration fees will be considered to participate in virtual conferences throughout 2022. Please ensure your application, including complete required documentation is submitted at least two (2) months prior to the conference date such that approval and processing can be managed timeously on a rolling basis. Not all applications will be automatically approved as there is limited budget

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE

There are two (2) windows of application submissions with set deadlines for these applications to be submitted and considered by the UCT Postgraduate Student Funding Committee

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE

There are two (2) windows of application submissions with set deadlines for these applications to be submitted and considered by the UCT Postgraduate Student Funding Committee

Round 1: For presentation at conferences between March and October 2022 submit by 28th February 2022

Round 1: For presentation at conferences between March and October 2022 submit by 28th February 2022

Round 2: For presentation at conferences between November 2022 and April 2023 submit by 23rd August 2022

Round 2: For presentation at conferences between November 2022 and April 2023 submit by 23rd August 2022

Master’s - VALUES:

  • – Up to a maximum of R10 000
  • - Up to a maximum of R10 000 (Local Conferences/International)           

Note: The following SADC countries are not considered to be “international”, and the local value (R10,000 maximum) will apply Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique

Doctoral - VALUES:

  • – Up to a maximum of R10 000
  • - Up to a maximum of R25 000(max of R10 000 for local/SADC conferences)

Note: The following SADC countries are not considered to be “international”, and the local value (R10,000 maximum) will apply Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique


SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CALL REMAINS ON HOLD

Due to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and the implications this may have on travel, the UCT Postgraduate Student Funding Committee reserves the right to withdraw the award/s or make necessary adjustments as guided by the status of the pandemic and travel.

Please contact the Postgraduate Funding Office on fellowships@uct.ac.za for information/status

Closing dates to be confirmed.

The Scholarship for International travel are available to assist master's and doctoral students to visit an approved international institution for purposes of:

  • conducting research that ordinarily cannot be undertaken at UCT or for

  • attendance at specific and approved courses contributing substantively to their research project

The awards are intended for individual senior students to enhance the research activities being conducted for the completion of a degree.

There are 2 rounds of applications/awards per annum and students may apply for support for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 10 months.