In line with the objectives of the Moscow Declaration and the BRICS STI framework the NRF is pleased to announce the 2nd BRICS Multilateral Call for 2018 joint projects, and herewith invite all interested parties to submit their applications, by a date no later than 1 December 2017.
In March 2015, the BRICS Ministers of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a research and development collaborative programme between the BRICS countries. Following the signing of this MoU, the BRICS Group of Funding Parties, consisting of eight funding agencies (including the NRF), developed and signed a collaborative framework to jointly fund R&D projects between scientists within the 5-BRICS countries. The first call in this regard was launched in 2016 for 2017 joint projects. This, is the 2nd call and will support joint projects starting in 2018 and ending mid-2021.
All South African applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. A detailed call document is attached.
Call opens: 13 September 2017
Call closes: 01 December 2017
Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Online Submission system will not be accepted.
Ms Nombuso Madonda
Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)
Tel: +27 12 481 4285
Grants Management and Systems Administration
Tel: +27 12 481 4157