The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) entered into an agreement with the European Commission (EC), appointing the NRF and the European Research Council (ERC) as implementing agencies for this partnership. The aim of the agreement is to provide South African Postdoctoral researchers opportunities...
National Research Foundation / European Research Council 2017 Call
Blue Skies Concept Notes 2018
The Blue Skies Research Funding Instrument can be described as multi-dimensional self-initiated, curiosity-driven inquiry that necessitates high investment risks, addresses new phenomena, as well as push the frontiers of knowledge.
South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) 2018
The South African National Antarctic Programme invites applications to an OPEN CALL for a three year funding cycle (2018-2020). All application materials must be submitted electronically via the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.
Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) 2017 – First Call
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...
Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) - Small Grants 2017
The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. The priority knowledge needs relate to species occurrence,...
LEAP-Agri Call Launch: African European Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture for Food and Nutrition Security
The LEAP-agri partners are pleased to announce the launch of the LEAP-Agri joint call for pre-proposals entitled: African European Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture for Food and Nutrition Security. This joint transnational research and innovation call is co-funded by the following...
DST-NRF Collaborative Postgraduate Training Call for 2018
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) are pleased to announce the Collaborative Postgraduate Training call. This three-year block grant application is open to lead applicants from public universities in South Africa. If part-time doctoral students are nominated, the...
Submission of Final Progress Reports for Nanotechnology Flagships Project
This serves to inform you that the system has now been opened for the submission of the Nanotechnology Flagships Project Final Progress Reports (FPRs) for 2016/2017 Financial Year. Please note that this will be the last submission of the progress reports for this funding instrument.
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Human and Social Dynamics Call 2018
The Human and Social Dynamics funding instrument is a discipline-specific funding instrument which supports basic research in Social Science and the Humanities.
DST-NRF Fellowships for Early Career Researchers from the United Kingdom 2018
The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the United Kingdom Academies (under the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund) are pleased to announce the Call for applications for DST-NRF Fellowships for Early Career Researchers from the United Kingdom.
Mexico/South Africa Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration 2018
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...
South Africa – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (SA-JINR) – Mobility Grants for Researchers and Postgraduate Students 2017
In 2005 the Republic of South Africa and the Russian Federation signed a memorandum of agreement that led to South Africa becoming an associate member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). The main objectives of the collaboration is to provide the South African research community with access to world-...
Jamaica/South Africa Joint Science and Technology Cooperation 2018
In 2016, South Africa (through the Department of Science and Technology) and Jamaica (through the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology) signed an Agreement on Science and Technology cooperation which led to the adoption of a Programme of Activity (PoA) on 17 November 2016. The PoA identifies the NRF and the...
Submission of Annual Progress Reports (APRs) for Established Researcher Projects funded in 2016
Grant-holders are requested to update their 2016 Research Outputs on their CVs on the NRF Online Submission System https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. The 2016 outputs will be listed in the APR and grant-holders will be able to select the ones they wish to have included in the relevant Annual Progress Report.
Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) – Concept Notes for Large Integrated Team Projects 2017
The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. The main approach is to fund large, collaborative /...
Indigenous Knowledge Systems 2018
Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) has been a cross cutting theme of the 10 Year Plan of the Department of Science and Technology’s 10-Year Innovation Plan. Reaffirming its commitment to mainstream IKS in South Africa, the South African government envisages IKS as contributing towards sustainable economic development...