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DSI–CSIR Inter-bursary support programme

Eligibility Students approved for or registered for full-time studies at any South African public university, who intend to register or are registered for the following degrees:
  • Honours/4th year Engineering/BTech/Advanced Diploma
  • Masters
  • Doctoral
     

Read more on the general eligibility guidelines.

Focus areas The thematic research focus areas for the bursary are restricted to the following research areas:
  • Aerospace
  • Composites
  • Modelling and digital sciences (data science, biometrics, cybersecurity etc)
  • 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
  • Health
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
Value of the bursary award per annum
  • Honours  : R90 000
  • Masters   : R100 000
  • PhD         : R130 000
How to apply CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
 

For Honours, 4th year Engineering, BTech and Advanced Diploma applications please click on the link below to complete an online application form:

For Masters and Doctoral applications please click on the link below to complete an online application form:

For more information on the DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support (IBS) Programme, please contact the CSIR IBS team via email at: hcd-interbursary@csir.co.za