Deadline: 8 September 2016
National Research Foundation (NRF) is seeking applicants for its South Africa and Japan Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration 2017. The projects will be supported for a period of two years.
- To contribute to scientific advancement in both countries through the funding of joint research activities 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
- Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- South Africa: The total amount requested from the NRF should not exceed R1 000 000. Funding will be made available for a maximum of two years, to be paid in annual installments (R500 000 per year) and exclusively for research activities commencing in 2017.
- Japan: The total amount requested from JSPS should not exceed JPY 2,500,000 per fiscal year.
- South Africa: This call is open to working researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognized higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council. The South African applicant must be in possession of a PhD.
- Japan: Japanese PIs must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institute in Japan that is eligible to receive Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research – KAKENHI. However, there are cases when a researcher not employed in a full time position may be eligible. Such persons must be eligible to apply for a KAKENHI grant–in-aid and his/her affiliated institution must judge them able to implement the project and to provide an appropriate research environment (e.g., laboratory, equipment, personnel) for it.
- An application must designate two principal investigators, one in South Africa and one in Japan, who will bear the main responsibility for the project, including its technical and administrative coordination as well as scientific and financial reporting. Commercial institutions and private education institutions are not eligible to apply under this programme.
How to Apply
- South African applicants must submit their applications electronically to the NRF on the NRF Online Submission System.
- Japan applicants must submit their applications via given website.
Eligible Countries: South Africa, Japan.
For more information, please visit Call for Proposals 2017.