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Current funding opportunities

NRF changes to the online system landing page

Please note the NRF has made some change to the landing page of their Online Submission System. Please see our NRF rating application process page for more information.



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University Research Committee funding opportunities



Honorary Research Associate notice

Research Funding


Multiple NRF grants eligibility schedule

Tamlyn Mawa


Call for Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Applicants in June/July 2017

Sharon Turner

No deadline for submission of applications. The call remains open and applications will be received an evaluated on an ongoing basis (first come first serve). Grants will be awarded provided all the selection criteria are met.

2017 joint call for project proposals: NRF/The Sao Paulo Research Foundation Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

Jaqueline Sylvester

09h00, Friday,

13 April 2017

NRF Call for Applications: Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) Scientific Events / Travel Grants 2017 – Round 1 Call

Jacqueline Sylvester

09h00 Thursday, 20 April 2017

NRF joint call for proposals: South Africa - China Joint Science and Technology Research COllaboration

Paul Dantu

23h59 Thursday, 20 April 2017

South Africa - Oman Science and Technology Research Collaboration

For more information for South Africa contact Teuns Phahlamohlaka at the NRF.

28 April 2017

SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards 2017 - Call for Nominations

For more information, visit SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards.

Nominations close
08 May 2017

NRF Call: Thuthuka Research Funding Programme for Early Career Researchers

Robyn Udemans

09h00, Tuesday,

09 May 2017

Precision Medicine Opportunity: SAMRC/Innovate UK Newton Competition

For more information visit the SA Medical Research Council website

Deadline for registration:
Wednesday, 10 May 2017

NRF call for applications: DST-NRF Collaborative Postgraduate Training Call

Robyn Udemans

UCT's internal and NRF's closing date 23h59, Friday, 12 May 2017

Call for nominations: 2017 South African Women In Science Awards

Ronel de Swardt

UCT's internal deadline:
Friday 12 May 2017

Call for NRF Funding: Blue Skies Concept Notes for funding in 2018

Paul Dantu 

UCT Internal and NRF Submission Deadline: Friday 12 May 2017, at 23h59

Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program

Closing date:
23 May 2017

NRF call for funding: Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)

Robyn Udemans

Closing date
30 May 2017

Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): call for research proposals

Alice Victor at CANSA 

Closing date
31 May 2017

UCT-ARUA Collaborative Research Projects 2017
(Application form)

Latiefa Jattiem

Closing date
15 June 2017


For more information on current funding opportunities contact the Research Support Services