Call for Applications CLOSED

The CSIR and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) are pleased to announce the DSI CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme (IBS) call for applications.

Closing Date: Friday, 23 October 2020


The IBS postgraduate bursary support is intended for students approved for- or registered for full time studies for Honours/ 4th year Engineering/ BTech/ Advanced Diploma, Masters 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
  • Biocatalysis
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  • Health

The advert and detailed guidelines document, for Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels can be downloaded below:



Please complete the online application form (see links below) and submit all the required supporting documents as per information provided in the call documents by email to:

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:

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact:

Mr Justice Komane
Tel: (012) 841-3304


Ms Katlego Ramonyai
Tel: (012) 842-7519