Call for applications: DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme 2023

Closing date: 4 August 2022 

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has opened the above call for applications.


The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has recently launched its inter-programme postgraduate bursary support scheme, aimed at supporting capacity development in strategic and priority areas identified in key departmental strategies. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is supporting the DSI in the development of skills in these areas. The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended for full-time studies for honours/4th year Engineering/postgraduate diploma, master's or PhD degrees at any South African public university.  

The focus areas for the bursary support are restricted to the following research areas:  

  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and Digital Sciences
  • Microsystems Technology
  • Titanium (Manufacturing Elements)
  • Photonics
  • Biotechnology (Biopharming, Bioprocessing or Biocatalysis)
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)
  • Health

Preference will be given to those whose study areas are aligned with the above-mentioned priority research areas.

Value of the bursary per annum 

  • Honours - R100 000

  • Master's - R120 000

  • PhD - R140 000

Application process  

Please complete the online application form and submit all the required supporting documents on the application system:


Feedback will ONLY be sent to successful applicants, within two months of the closing date of the applications. If you do not receive any feedback within two months of the closing date of applications, please consider your application unsuccessful.

  • Click here for the call for applications.
  • Click here for the DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme eligibility criteria.
  • Click here for the FAQs.

Publish date: 2022/07/13