On 19 April 2010, South Africa and Mexico entered into a science and technology (S&T) agreement which resulted in the development of a Programme of Cooperation (PoC) which serves as an implementation plan for joint programmes between the two countries. As a result of this PoC, joint researchers’ workshops on astronomy, oceanography and advanced manufacturing were organized from 2015 to early 2017. Following the success of these joint workshops the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) hereby pleased to announce this first call for 3-year joint research projects (starting from January 2018 and ending December 2020) in Advanced Manufacturing, Astronomy and Oceanography between South African and Mexican researchers.
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: 08 May 2017
Call closes: 28 July 2017
Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.
Ms Nombuso Madonda
International Relations and Cooperation
Tel: +27 12 481 4285
Grants Management and Systems Administration
Tel: +27 12 481 4157