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Research Grants

The research funding office supports CPUT staff and postgraduate students’ research efforts. The RGM team deals with the pre-and post-award functions of national grants, in the main. These include research grants funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and also by the DHET under the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG), amongst others. We aspire to provide professional service in aid of processing, awarding, managing and reporting on research grant funding.

Grant Guidelines & Terms of Reference

For Internal Funding Schemes, all applications must be submitted through the online system - InfoED/RIM. Click here

Nationally Funded Research Grants

Government Level

DHET - University Capacity Development Plan (UCDP)/ University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)

Funding Agency Level

National Research Foundation (NRF)

NRF Online Submissions system & funding opportunities can be accessed here

Complying to grant conditions:

Submit your reports at rgpreports@cput.ac.za


Should you require any assistance or further information regarding pre-award grants, both internal and external, please liaise with the designated individuals listed below. They will be more than happy to provide you with any necessary guidance and support.

Ms Pumza Makaula

Research Grants Manager


Ms Shafeeqa Hendricks

Research Grants Officer


On the Post-award/Finance/Disbursement side

  • Research Grants Finance Coordinator: Ms Nikeziwe Ngcani
  • Finance Administrator: Mr Marvin la Meyer
  • Financial Administrator: Ms Phathiswa Swaartbooi
  • Finance Administrator: Vacant