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Opening Date: 
Friday, 13 April, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, 14 May, 2018

A. Competitive Programme for Unrated Researchers (CSUR)

The Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers is a discipline-based funding instrument which supports principally 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:

  • Unrated status of the principal applicant
  • Scientific merit and quality of the research proposal

Existing or previous CSUR or existing Thuthuka grantholders may not submit an application in this call

B. Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR)

The Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR) is a highly competitive discipline-based funding instrument which supports both basic and applied 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 Competitive Programme for Unrated Researchers and Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers are invited to:

  • Submit applications in accordance with the strategy and eligibility criteria, as set out in the Call Framework documents for funding commencing 2018
  • 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 to enable DAs to validate applications.

Please direct all enquiries to:

Funding instrument related queries
Programme A
Dr Zolani Dyosi
Director: Knowledge Fields Development
Tel: 012 481 4131
Email:zolani@nrf.ac.za

Programme B
Dr Sibusiso Mtshali
Director: Knowledge Advancement and Support
E-mail: sibusiso.mtshali@nrf.ac.za
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
E-mail: jane.mabena@nrf.ac.za

Ms Lerato Thokoane
Liaison Officer: Grants Management and Systems Administration
Tel: 012 481 4327
E-mail: lerato.thokoane@nrf.ac.za