Announcement of NRF One Call for Proposals: 2024/2025

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has the pleasure of announcing the opening of the NRF One Call for Proposals.

The Calls opening in 2024 includes the following funding categories:

  • Concept Notes
  • Global Knowledge Partnerships
  • Infrastructure grants
  • Institutional Grants
  • Non-Funding Opportunities
  • NRF Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Postdoctoral Grants
  • Research Grants
  • SARAO Diploma and Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Targeted Grants
  • Travel, Training and Conference Grants
  • 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 2025, are available on the NRF website at:

NRF Call for Proposals for Funding in 2024 and 2025 – National Research Foundation

The Call documents should be consulted for the relevant contact person/s 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 2025.

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 April 2024 and SARAO Undergraduate and Diploma Scholarships from June 2024.  Call details and deadline dates will be announced when the calls are opened.

NB: The following Calls will open sometime this week:                                                                                                

  • The NRF Postdoctoral Grants
  • Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) – Concept Notes (for Large Call)

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

For Funding Instrument-related Queries:

  • Please contact the relevant contact person/s as indicated in the Framework and Funding and Application Guides.
  • For technical support, the NRF Support Desk can be contacted at the following e-mail address:
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