The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), had a 2-day kick-off and launching workshop for the 2018 jointly funded projects under the Swedish/South Africa Science and Technology Cooperation. The workshop took place on 13-14 March 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The objectives of the workshop were to:
Allow all the ten funded researchers to provide short summaries of the objectives of their projects to the funding agencies and how the bilateral cooperation can create synergies that will assist in achieving the expected outcomes;
For funded researchers to elaborate on how the SA/Swedish funding will assist in achieving these objectives;
Understand how the students who are involved in the funded projects intend to utilise this opportunity for their studies;
For funders to elaborate on their priorities, expectations from researchers, and on how the R&D funding works from both sides in order to eliminate confusion; and
Serve as a platform for first project-specific meetings between funded researchers.
The NRF is one of STINT’s established strategic partners in the bilateral funding since 2015 with about thirty joint funded research projects.
For more information contact
Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)
Tel: +27 12 481 4385