The Research Development Grants for Y-Rated Researchers is a ring-fenced, once-off grants and competitive discipline-based funding instrument aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the NRF to drive our transformation consistently and strategically through supporting primarily basic research as the foundation of knowledge production in the disciplines of the Humanities, Social and Natural sciences.
As a competitive funding instrument, the chief eligibility criteria are:
- Valid NRF rating of the principal applicant
- Scientific merit and quality of the research proposal
New applicants to the Research Development Grants for Y-Rated Researchers are invited to:
- Submit applications in accordance with the strategy and eligibility criteria, as set out in the Call Framework document for funding commencing 2019
- Submit ONLY ONE application per principal investigator. Additional applications will not be considered.
CALL CLOSES: 14 May 2018
Applications should be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za
Applicants must ensure that their Curriculum Vitae are updated on the NRF Online Submission system at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za
PLEASE NOTE: Institutions must set their own internal closing dates for applicants to submit their applications in time for validation.
Please direct all enquiries to:
Funding instrument related queries
Dr Sibusiso Mtshali
Director: Knowledge Advancement and Support
Tel: 012 481 4399
NRF Online application and grants management related queries
Ms Jane Mabena
Professional Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration
Tel: 012 481 4067