In 2005 the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and the Russian Federation (RF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that led to South Africa becoming an Associate Member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). The JINR is an independent, multinational research agency located in Dubna, the Russian Federation that conducts both theoretical and practical research, mainly in the fields of elementary particle physics, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics.
As part of this agreement, outbound travel grants are awarded to South African researchers travelling to JINR laboratories. Funding is also made available to researchers in South Africa to host JINR research experts for short periods of up to three weeks, in order to enrich local expertise in their field.
This call is aimed at providing grants to researchers and doctoral students to apply for support in the following categories:
- Travel grants for doctoral students on approved JINR - focused projects
- Travel grants for researchers
- Long stay visits for doctoral students and researchers
- The NRF issues a Call for Proposals, which is placed on the NRF website, is disseminated to the Research Offices of the various institutions, and the application is accessible online at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. All applications must be duly authorised and approved by the institution’s Designated Authority (DA), who in turn, submits the application to the NRF.
Call opens : 24 April 2018
Call closes : 18 May 2018
Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.
WHO TO CONTACT
Ms. Motsakwe Rakgoale
Professional Officer: HICD
Phone: +27 12 481 4297
Mr Stephen Dlamini
Professional Officer: GMSA
Phone: +27 12 481 4037