Deadline: 30 July 2016
National Research Foundation (NRF) is seeking applicants for its South Africa and Germany Joint Call for Proposals 2017 with an aim to foster new linkages and engagements with small cohorts of young researchers.
The projects will be supported for a period of four years (projects starting January 2017 and ending December 2020).
- 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, applied and innovative research; and
- To contribute meaningfully to research capacity development.
- Using renewable resources in sustainable industrial biotechnology processes to enable next eration technologies
- Resource Management
- Resource efficiency and sustainable resource technologies for mineral raw materials
- Remote Sensing Technologies for monitoring and sustainable production of raw materials
- Urban water resource management (including informal settlements) and water resource management for sustainable production of raw materials (including remediation technologies of waters).
- Each proposal under this programme must have one main applicant based in Germany and one main applicant based in South Africa; they are the Principal Investigators on the German and South African sides respectively.
- 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 (i.e. industry e.g. SMEs) are also eligible as part of the research team and have to fund their own activities within a project. Private higher education institutions are not eligible to apply under this programme. The South African applicant must be in possession of a PhD.
- Germany: Applicants requesting funding must meet the eligibility requirements of the DLR-PT. A parallel call will be launched in Germany for German researchers.
How to Apply
- South African applicants must submit their applications electronically to the NRF on the NRF Online Submission System.
- Germany applicants must submit their applications via given website. Applications must be submitted in English.
Eligible Countries: South Africa, Germany.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals 2017.