Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Research Funding


The BANKSETA has identified a need for the funding of Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research studies pertinent to the broader banking and inclusive banking (microfinance) sector. Doctoral/Post-doctoral students must be nominated by the Employer where the student is employed. BANKSETA will evaluate the application based on the importance of the research to the banking and inclusive banking sector and will approve/decline applications and allocation of funds.

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The Doctoral/Post-doctoral student must complete the application form and forward to the University for Completion. The duly completed application form with all the necessary supporting documents must be submitted to the Employer to forward to BANKSETA. The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • BANKSETA application form
  • A copy of the student’s ID
  • Proof of registration from the university
  • The fully completed application form
  • Approved research proposal with confirmation from the University (not a prescribed requirement for first year doctoral student)
  • Progress Report (if student is applying for funding for subsequent year of study)