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Research Report highlights SU's contribution to global SDGs

Climate change, energy, conservation, health and medicine, human rights, transformation, gender, disability, arts, democracy, education, big data, governance and technology. These are just some of interesting and ground-breaking research topics featured in the latest edition of Stellenbosch University (SU)'s  multi-award winning publication Research at Stellenbosch University​. Read more here

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest edition will currently only be available in electronic format. Click here to access the virtual copy.  
Ten SU finalists compete for SA’s ‘Science Oscars’

​​Over the past few years, Stellenbosch University (SU) has featured prominently at the annual National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)/ South32Awards. This year is no different with 10 SU finalists competing for the 2019/2020 NSTF/South32 Awards at South Africa's “Science Oscars". Read more here

Madelein receives international award

​​​Innovus's Director of Technology Transfer, Dr Madelein Kleyn, received a Service Recognition Award for her services to Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), a resource for the members of the licensing profession involved with knowledge transfer between industries and with universities or government bodies. Madelein is the President of LES SA. Read more here

Young postdoc in chemistry awarded prestigious EU fellowship

Dr Upenyu Muza, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University (SU), has received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action individual fellowship to conduct research at the Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany. Read more here

Research grant will help to alleviate food insecurity

​The Division of Human Nutrition recently received a R7 million grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF) which will bring together a wide range of researchers who are working on food insecurity in South Africa. Read more here

Grant will make 'meaningful contribution' to the care of stroke patients

A R2.2 million research grant from the British National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will bring Professor Quinette Louw one step closer to achieving universal health coverage for people with strokes. Read more here

The Stellenbosch University Open 4 Research funding portal for the identification of international research funding opportunities.

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National Research Foundation Scholarship Call 2021​
The NRF Postgraduate Call for 2021 is currently open for Honours and Doctoral funding for Full-time students not in salaried employment (contractual or permanent) while studying.
Funding Opportunity

First-time Doctoral Scholarships (Including SARAO Doctoral Scholarships)

Honours Scholarships

SARAO Honours Scholarships
SU Internal Closing date                       Contact person
 Friday, 03 July 2020                                 Rozelle Petersen 

Friday, 30 October 2020                          Nugent Lewis 

Monday, 03 August 2020                        Nugent Lewis 
For more detailed information, please click here


The evaluation and rating of individuals is based primarily on the quality of the research outputs in the recent past. “The evaluation is undertaken by national and international reviewers who are requested to critically scrutinize the research completed during the assessment period. Click here for more information

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The aim of the SU Knowledge Directory is to make information about the expertise of our researchers more accessible by means of a web console which will feature on the SU website.  

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Stellenbosch University (SU) recently launched its own podcast channel, talks@stellenboschuni, to provide a platform for SU researchers to discuss their work outside the traditional forms of academic discourse. Listen to their insightful discussions here.

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