DST–CSIR Inter-bursary support programme 2018 for young South Africans

Application Deadline: Friday, 29 September 2017

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) are pleased to announce the DST Inter-Programme Bursary Support (IBS) call for applications.


  • Full-time students studying towards an Honours, Masters or PhD degree at any South African public university.

Focus areas

  • The focus areas for the bursary are restricted to the following research areas:
  • • Aerospace
    * Composites
    * Modelling and digital sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity and so forth)
    * Microsystems Technology
    * Titanium (manufacturing elements)
    * Photonics (free space communication, fibre-optics, laser welding and optics)
    * Biotechnology (Biopharming, bio- processing and bio – catalysis)
    * Information and Communications Technology

Value of the bursary award per annum

• Honours  R60 000
* Masters   R90 000
* PhD      R120 000

How to apply

  • Download application forms and the general guidelines here:
  • Application forms and more information about the IBS can also be obtained from the postgraduate funding office of each of the public universities.
  • For more information on the DST-CSIR inter-bursary support (IBS) programme, please contact the IBS administrator at: hcd-interbursary@csir.co.za

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DST–CSIR Inter-bursary support programme 2017


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