Announcement of NRF One Call for Proposals 2023/2024

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has embarked on a process designed to enhance and simplify the NRF administrative interface with Researchers, Students and Designated Authorities. This has been done by streamlining its application templates and its Call Opening process, in line with the forthcoming Research Support Strategies by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the NRF.

The NRF therefore has pleasure in announcing the opening of the NRF One Call for Proposals.

The Calls opening in 2023 includes the following funding categories:

  1. Concept Notes
  2. Global Knowledge Partnerships
  3. Institutional Grants
  4. NRF Postgraduate Scholarships
  5. Postdoctoral Grants
  6. Research Grants
  7. SARAO Diploma and Undergraduate Scholarships
  8. Targeted Grants
  9. Travel, Training and Conference Grants
  10. Travel, Training and Conference Grants for Scholarship- and Fellowship-holders

Applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Connect System at NRF Connect, unless otherwise stated in the General Application Guide.

All Framework and Funding and Application Guide documents as well as the General Application Guide 2024, will be made available on the NRF website.  These documents should also be consulted for the relevant contact persons for each Funding Instrument.

Institutional Cut-off dates

Applications must reach the NRF by the cut-off dates as indicated in Appendix 1 of the General Application Guide 2024.  Institutions should set their own earlier internal closing dates for applications to be submitted to the Research Office or equivalent.

NRF Postgraduate Scholarships applications will be available from 03 April 2023 and SARAO Undergraduate and Diploma Scholarships from 01 June 2023.  Call details and deadline dates will be announced when the calls are opened.

Applicants are encouraged to first engage their institutional authorities, i.e. Research/Postgraduate Office (or equivalent) for information and advice on application submission.

The NRF Support Desk may be contacted for technical assistance, at:

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