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Research Support: Research Funding

Research support guide for faculty and students.

ResearchConnect funding database


   RESEARCHconnect provides information on thousands of funding

   opportunities dedicated to the research community. Focused on researchers

   at all levels of academia – from undergraduates to senior career researchers – and also including a spectrum of funding opportunities for universities and research institutes, the service offers a comprehensive one-stop shop of funding information.

For login details please contact: Corinna Traurig, Account Executive,

NRF Funding Opportunities

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is an independent government agency that promotes and supports research through funding. All calls are advertised on the NRF Website funding page. For funding cycle, see chart below.

Additional information on NRF funding can be found in the documents below, from the Wits Research Office ( or, or directly from the NRF by emailing