Please take note of the following:

  • DUe to several reasons, including challenges experienced with the NRF Connect system, the NWU deadline for NRF master's and doctoral applications for 2023 has been extended to 8 July 2022
  • All NRF applications are submitted electronically on the NRF Connect System at
  • NWU researchers/students interested in applying must adhere to the Internal/applicant cut-off date to allow sufficient time for internal screening and amendments and to NOT miss the opportunity for their applications being submitted to the NRF for review.
  • LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications on/before the Internal/applicant cut-off date

For further details and enquiries please contact the NWU Research Support Office first before contacting NRF

Pre-award (Application process until submission to the NRF)

Ms Funanani Lavhelani

Coordinator: Pre-award management programme

Telephone: 0182994789


Office: 223, building C1, Potchefstroom Campus



Ms Boitumelo Mdluli

Research Support Assistant: Pre-award management programme

Telephone: 0182994892


Office: 217, building C1, Potchefstroom Campus



Mr Johann DuPlessis

Senior Financial Officer: Post-award management programme

Telephone: 0182994854


Office: 224, building C1, Potchefstroom Campus

Ms Heide Goedhals

Senior Research Support Officer: Post-award management programme

Telephone: 0182994855


Office: 220, building C1, Potchefstroom Campus