The outcome documents are linked to the application on the NRF Online Submission System, therefore if a successful award logs into their account, they will be able to view their award documents. In addition, a list of successful applicants’ is published on the NRF website at
For postgraduate scholarships, the grants are created on the granting system after outcome letters are received by the awardee. Once the grant creation task has been completed, the NRF sends a list of grant numbers (UIDs) to the institutions across the country. A student can query the grant number with their research office, or the student can view their grant details via NRF Online Submission System (under the grantholder tools section).
The value of the scholarship that has been awarded to an awardee is indicated in the award or outcome letter which student will receive in the event of a successful application.
Unsuccessful applicants’ will receive “regret” letters from the NRF. These applicants’ are those that are eligible to receive an award, but not be awarded due to budget constraints. Should additional budget become available, applicants’ in this category may then be considered for funding. With respect to feedback from the review panel, this is up to the institution to manage as the institutions run the postgraduate application review process. Please enquire with your institution should you require reviewers’ feedback.
The award letter and Conditions of Grant (CoG) can be accessed via the NRF Online Submission System and will be attached to the successful application. Other documents such as the Application and Funding Framework, Application and Funding Guide and Statement of Expectations etc. can be downloaded from