Announcement: Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT)

T-AP partners have launched a call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT) which seeks to understand specifically how democracy, governance, and trust are integral to the tackling of both short-term crises and long-term challenges and are themselves a focus of the discontent and disruption facing many societies. It will support research that develops diverse methodological, disciplinary, and cross-national perspectives in relation to these topics, their causes, and dynamics; and builds capacity to respond creatively to these challenges, thereby maximising opportunities to strengthen democracy, governance, and trust for the benefit of all in society. The DGT call aims to deepen and widen our knowledge and understanding of opportunities, challenges, and crises relevant to democracy, governance and trust.

The National Research Foundation as a funding partner in this call is pleased to announce the above-mentioned funding opportunity to the South African research community. Further information on the call can be found at the DGT call website and at

Call Webinar:  8 August 2023 from 15:00 – 17:00 PM (SAST)

Important Dates:   

  • 15 September 2023: Deadline to submit Notice of Intent (NOI) form to Call Secretariat
  • 15 September 2023: Opening date for submission for SA applicants on NRF-Connect
  • 6 November 2023: Closing date for submission of SA applications on NRF-Connect
  • 6 November 2023: Closing date for submissions of full proposals to Call Secretariat

The following NRF officials can also be contacted for further information:

For programme-content related queries

Mr Nombuso Madonda Professional Officer Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4285 Email:
Mr Jan Phalane Professional Officer
Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA)
Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4157

Documents below:

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