Support for Unrated, Rated and Y-rated Research 2018
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.
National Research Foundation / European Research Council 2017 Call
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...
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.
South Africa/Oman Science and Technology Research Collaboration 2017 Joint Call for Research Proposals
South Africa, through the Department of Science and Technology (DST) completed and signed an agreement with the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, appointing the NRF and the Sultan Qaboos University of Oman (SQU) as implementing agencies for this partnership. The aim of the agreement is to contribute to scientific...