NRF Scholarship at UJ 2022 – 2023
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – NRF
NRF Scholarship at UJ; The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, is an independent statutory body established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998) and is the intermediary agency between the policies and strategies of the Government of South Africa and South Africa’s research institutions.
The NRF awards scholarships that are under the ambit of the South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a public university, formed in 2005 after a merger between 3 institutions: the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR) and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University.
ABOUT THE NRF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The NRF (National Research Foundation) is inviting students to apply for scholarship funding, for the 2023 academic year. The NRF scholarship will be awarded for PhD and MA studies in Visual Arts, at the University of Johannesburg, under the supervision of Prof Brenda Schmahmann (the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture).
Prof Schmahmann will support and supervise visual art candidates, whose research aligns broadly with one of the following research rubrics:
- Art and Design in the Context of Community Projects
- Gender and Visual Culture
- Public Art, Curation and the Politics of Representation in the Public Domain
MORE ABOUT THE SAMSTIP BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION
The value of the bursary awards is as follows:
- Master of Arts studies: full funding to the value of R162 900 per annum for 2 years (and an R10 000 study device) or partial funding to the value of R105 900 per annum for 2 years
- PhD studies: full funding to the value of R170 430 per annum for 3 years (and an R10 000 study device) or partial funding to the value of R94 430 per annum for 3 years
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NRF SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be from a designated group (African, Coloured or Indian)
- You must have achieved a minimum result of 65% for your previous degree
- You must intend on studying towards a PhD or MA degree in Visual Arts, within one of the research rubrics stated above
- You must intend on studying at the University of Johannesburg, in 2023
- PhD applicants: you must NOT be older than 32 years at the time of applying for funding
- PhD applicants: you must complete your studies in a maximum period of 3 years
- MA degree applicants: you must NOT be older than 30 years at the time of applying for funding
- MA degree applicants: you must complete your studies in a maximum period of 2 years
- Full funding will be awarded if:
- you have a total family income of less than R350 000 per annum OR
- you have achieved a minimum result of 75% for your previous degree or you will receive a minimum result of 75% for the degree you are completing in 2022 OR
- you are living with a disability
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NRF SCHOLARSHIP
Applications must download and complete the relevant application form:
PhD applicants: NRF Scholarship Application Form 2023 (for PhD studies) (.docx)
MA applicants: NRF Scholarship Application Form 2023 (for Masters studies) (.docx)
Applicants who are selected by Prof Schmahmann will be invited to fill in an online application on the NRF site thereafter.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- The official academic record of courses completed at universities and results achieved (on institutions letterhead)
Applications must be submitted via email to Prof Schmahmann: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “NRF Scholarship Application 2023” in the email subject line).
CLOSING DATE FOR THE NRF SCHOLARSHIP
27 May 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
For any queries related to this scholarship programme, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the University of Johannesburg directly:
Contact person: Prof Brenda Schmahmann (the SARChI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture)
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NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.