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Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

This instrument promotes and supports research to deepen our understanding of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and its role in community life. Although both applied and basic (i.e., epistemological studies) research is encouraged, it focuses on basic research which may undertaken, generate patents and be further developed...

South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP)

South Africa is one of the founding members of the Antarctic Treaty together with 11 other countries. All signatories of the Treaty agree that the Antarctic Continent will be used for peaceful and scientific purposes only. South Africa is the only African country with a presence in Antarctica. Contact Person: Tracy...

Human and Social Dynamics in Development

The Human and Social Dynamics in Development funding instrument supports research that addresses developmental problems facing the country as identified by the National Planning Commission’s Diagnostic Overview. This research is intended to be policy and socially relevant i.e. to be able to inform policy and public...

Development Grants

The KFD directorate also has a mandate to stimulate, develop and facilitate the creation and discovery of new knowledge and associated research capacity across the entire spectrum of knowledge fields. Development grants target knowledge fields that have been neglected in the past, are vulnerable or are new and require...

African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP)

ACEP is a flagship programme of the DST and the NRF, initiated to provide infrastructure and associated funding support for ecosystem research centred on coelacanths. The initiative was triggered by the discovery of this rare species off Sodwana Bay, South Africa but the scope has since extended beyond coelacanths....

South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR)

SANCOR promotes the interests of science in the marine and coastal environments. providing a forum for interaction, collaboration and communication for science in the marine and coastal environment, planning for the future, facilitating research, linking funders and researchers, advising on research priorities,...

Risk and Vulnerability Science Centres

This funding supports the collection and brokering of data, information and knowledge under the stewardship of previously disadvantaged rural-based universities, providing opportunities to enhance their capacities and capabilities in the areas of climate and environmental change and assist local communities in...

Global Change, Society and Sustainability Research Programme (GCSSRP)

GCSSRP operationalises part of the Global Change Research Plan developed to address the Global Change Grand Challenge of the 10-Year Innovation Plan. The instrument primarily addresses ‘Adapting The Way We Live’ and Innovation For Sustainability, the third and fourth challenges of the Global Change Research Plan.

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