Call for Applications 2017/18: South Africa/Austria Joint Scientific & Technological Cooperation

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Deadline: 31 May 2016

National Research Foundation (NRF) is currently accepting applications for its South Africa and Austria Joint Scientific & Technological Cooperation, with an aim to support the mobility of researchers, scientists, post-docs and doctoral students between the two countries to carry out joint research projects.

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The projects will be supported for a period of two years (projects starting January 2017 and ending December 2018).


  • To contribute to scientific advancement in both countries by funding researchers’ mobility in the frame of joint research projects in specified research fields
  • To provide an opportunity for young researchers in the two countries to meet and interact
  • To support the advancement of basic research
  • To contribute meaningfully to research capacity development

Priority Areas

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  • Biotechnology
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Health Sciences
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Mining
  • Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Funding Information

  • South Africa: The total amount requested from the NRF should not exceed R200 000 per project.
  • Austria: The total sum of EUR 10,000 per project (EUR 5,000. per project per year).

Eligibility Criteria

  • South Africa: This call is open to working researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council.  Commercial institutions and private education institutions are not eligible to apply under this programme. The South African applicant must be in possession of a PhD.
  • Austria: Researchers working at universities, universities of applied sciences and other legal entities (e.g. higher education and research institutions, companies) planning to carry out a non-profit-oriented research project within the frame of this call are eligible for application.

How to Apply

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  • For South Africa: Applications must be submitted through an online application process via given website.
  • For Austria: The entire application for the research project must be submitted in English.

Eligible Countries: South Africa and Austria.

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.

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