The NSCF has awarded bursaries to four MSc students for their projects in taxonomy. The following students were the first recipients of the bursaries:

Anke De Smit
University of the Free State.
Project title: Taxonomic and ecological survey of Nematodes from Soetdoring and Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve in the Free State Province.

Risuma Ndzeru
North West University.
Project title: A taxonomic revision of the genus Brevipalpus Donnadieu 1875 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae): A notorious pest of agricultural crops.

Hendré Van Rensburg
Stellenbosch University.
Project title: A taxonomic and phylogenetic investigation of the moonshine worms (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) in South Africa.

Raesetsa Portia Mailula
University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Project title: Taxonomic revision of the ‘red millipede’ genus Centrobolus (Spirobolida: Pachybolidae) in South Africa.