In pursuing its mandate of developing capacity in the area of research in trade and industry, TIPS offers small research grants to students at the Masters level. Small grants of up to R16 500 are available to students in South Africa, though students from outside South Africa would be considered in exceptional cases.
There are two grants:
Grant applications are considered according to the following criteria:
Those seeking support should note that the small grant is allocated to supervisors who are responsible for the disbursement of the grant. The supervisor is therefore the grant holder/recipient and has to ensure that good and timely progress is being made on the research.
When applying, the supervisor should send an abstract from the student which specifies the general research question, the broad methodology followed in the research and a tentative title.
TIPS will also support the broad dissemination of students’ research. The research piece sponsored will be posted on the TIPS website. The research piece is posted as an unedited piece and it is the responsibility of the student and supervisor to ensure that the piece is grammatically sound and that the argument is coherent.
For further information on the small grant scheme, supervisors or students should contact Daphney Mabuza at firstname.lastname@example.org.