Home » RISA Directorates » Funding » Knowledge, Interchange & Collaboration (KIC) Scientific Events/Travel Grants 2017 Second Call
Opening Date: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

In a globalised world, the internationalisation of research is imperative for the competitiveness of any country. While international collaboration has always been an intrinsic part of the research and innovation (R&I) endeavour, the forces of competitiveness and globalisation are accelerating the scope, pace and importance of cross-border R&I, strengthened by directed partnerships both within and outside of South Africa. Stakeholders around the world are working to internationalise their R&I efforts, driven by the need to establish a global reputation, to access global knowledge and expertise, and to mobilise new resources.

Striving towards an internationally competitive science, technology and innovation system is one of the strategic performance goals of the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) Vision. The essential purpose of this intervention is to build and maintain excellence in South African research, rather than to only facilitate international collaboration. The promotion of international collaboration through the support of travel opportunities and participation in scientific events, enriched by national learning opportunities and engagements, are important mechanisms towards this goal. 

Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za: Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) 2017 – Round 2.

Call opens : 27 September 2017

Call closes : 24 October 2017

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Online 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

Promise Shabangu
Liaison Officer
Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)
Tel: +27 12 481 4386
Email: promise.shabangu@nrf.ac.za

Jan Phalane
Professional  Officer
Grants Management and System Administration GMSA
Tel: +27 12 481 4157
Email: kicgrants@nrf.ac.za