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Opening Date: 
Monday, 20 August, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 20 September, 2018


The Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) is pleased to announce the second 2018 mobility call. The purpose of the KIC funding instrument is to contribute to the following objectives:

  • Internationalising South Africa’s research platform;
  • Enhancing networking within the global science system;
  • Fostering collaboration in order to improve the quality of research outputs by researchers.

Within the NRF funding context, the internationalisation of research is an intrinsic part of the current funding instruments, built into research grants awarded through programmes such as Competitive Funding for Rated Researchers, the South African Research Chairs Initiatives (SARChI), and the Centres of Excellence (CoE) Programme. Therefore, funding for KIC support is prioritised for those researchers who have not already been allocated travel support through any other current NRF grant awards.

  • Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za: Knowledge Interchange & Collaboration (KIC) 2nd Call 2018

Call opens : 17 August 2018

Call closes : 20 September 2018

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.


Busiswa Molefe
Professional Officer
Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)
Tel: +27 12 481 4028
Email: busiswa@nrf.ac.za
(For content related queries)

Jan Phalane
Professional  Officer
Grants Management and System Administration (GMSA)
Tel: +27 12 481 4157
Email: kicgrants@nrf.ac.za
(For technical and grant related queries)

Tebatso Leduka
Grants Management and System Administration (GMSA)
Tel : +27 481 4029
E-mail : Tebatso.Leduka@nrf.ac.za
(For technical and grant related queries)