The project on Strengthening of Technology Research and Innovation (R&I) between Europe and South Africa (ESASTAP 2020) and its predecessors (i.e. FP6 and FP7 INCO projects SAccess, ESASTAP, ESASTAP-2 and ESASTAP Plus) have been instrumental in enhancing the success of the SA-European Union (EU) Research and Innovation cooperation in different thematic areas of focus. Twinning activities within the framework of ESASTAP 2020 are ideal instruments for strengthening EU/SA STI cooperation. This is further supported by the Department of Science and Technology agenda of seeking to broaden bilateral cooperation between South African research institutions, universities and SMEs with their EU counterparts. The objectives of this Twinning Call therefore is to provide mobility grants in order to (1) build on /expand the existing research collaboration and relationships and (2) establish new research relationships or collaborative projects. The overall aim is to establish long-term, institutional cooperation between EU and South African partners and reach a new level of partnership by strengthening a small number of strategic alliances.
Please note that each Consortium can submit only one project proposal. Consortium Leaders must submit applications through an online application process to the NRF at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. Applications submitted outside the NRF Online Submission System will not be accepted. A detailed call document is attached.
Call opens: 17 August 2017
Call closes: 06 October 2017
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