Funding Opportunities

DSI-NRF CIMERA receives funding through the National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence (CoE) funding mechanism.

Funding is awarded to postgraduate students (MSc, PhD, and post-doctoral research fellows) in terms of bursaries as well as running costs to support the projects.

Students who would like to apply for DSI-NRF CIMERA funding can only do so through a postgraduate supervisor working in the field of economic geology.

Students should consult academic staff at one of the DSI-NRF CIMERA affiliated universities.

There is an annual call for project proposals. Please keep an eye on the website, or contact Gobona Lizzie Tau (lizziet@uj.ac.za) for further information and application dates.

DSI-NRF CIMERA would welcome opportunities to discuss with industry, parastatals, or international organisations opportunities for additional funding support. Please contact the CoE Director Prof Nikki Wagner (nwagner@uj.ac.za).

NRF General Application Guide and Deadlines for 2025 Funding

All academics are encouraged to submit new project proposals related to economic geology

Click here for a NRF General Application Guide and Deadlines for 2025 Funding

2025 Call for Project Funding Now Open

CALL FOR PROJECT FUNDING 2025 FOR

  • POSTDOCTORAL PROJECTS
  • MSC PROJECTS
  • PHD PROJECTS
  • HONOURS PROJECTS

AND

  • NON-BURSARY PROJECTS (RUNNING COSTS ONLY)
  • RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROJECTS
  • OUTREACH PROJECTS


ALL BURSARY-LINKED PROJECT APPLICATIONS MUST
ALSO BE SUBMITTED VIA THE NRF WEBSITE


Call opens: 18 April 2024
Call closes: 12 July 2024
Submissions to: cimera@uj.ac.za
Enquiries: lizziet@uj.ac.za

 

All academics are encouraged to submit new project proposals
related to economic geology.

 

Click here to read the full call

Click here to download the application form

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Witwatersrand Basin gold mineralization: CIMERA, University of Johannesburg.

Click here to learn more