Kindly note that this is NOT a call for applications for student bursaries. Internal research bursaries (IRBs) are bursaries that are awarded to students from the research accounts of Nelson Mandela University academic staff members or by the Faculty.

Supervisors who wish to provide funding for student bursaries, reimburse research related costs (for fieldwork related to the student’s project activities) or publication incentive funding, must download, complete and submit the attached IRB request forms.

Applications for IRBs are processed by the Office of Research Development weekly on Wednesday, in order for the Finance Department to be able to activate fund transfers on a weekly basis. Hence, IRB requests must reach RD by Tuesday of every week.

Requests for the above-mentioned internal research bursaries must please be submitted directly to:

Please refer to the relevant IRB forms available for download.