Call for Applications: BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

Deadline: 1 December 2017

National Research Foundation (NRF) is seeking applications for its BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration.


  • To support excellent research in specified research fields identified by the BRICS partners through a multinational approach;
  • To provide an opportunity for emerging researchers in the BRICS countries to meet and interact;
  • To support the advancement of basic research; and
  • To contribute meaningfully to research capacity development.

Areas of Cooperation

Joint research proposals should be submitted within the following six designated thematic areas prioritised by all BRICS countries:

  • Biotechnology and biomedicine including human health and neuroscience
  • Information technologies and high performance computing
  • Material science including nanotechnology
  • New and renewable energy, and energy efficiency
  • Prevention and monitoring of natural disasters
  • Water resources and pollution treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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. The South African applicant must be in possession of a PhD.
  • A multi-institutional/ consortia approach will be preferred. Therefore, applicants are allowed to collaborate with other partners such as NGOs or companies. However, the NGOs and industry participants are expected to meet their participation costs in the joint project.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit BRICS Multilateral Joint Call.

Latest Funds for NGOs

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund: Inviting Applicants for Irrigation Window Program

PEI Call for Applications: Regulatory Capacity Strengthening in Africa Program

USAID: Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation Program

ACTAE /CANSEA Call for Proposals: Competitive Grant Scheme to Strengthen the Conservation Agriculture Network

The Arca Foundation: Supporting Educational and Charitable Activities in United States

International Press Institute: Seeking Applications for Journalism Micro-grants in Turkey

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Feasibility and Planning SPOREs to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Texas NRCS Urban Conservation Project

Embassy of France in Wellington, New Zealand: Call for Applications for 2018 Pacific Fund

Applications Open for Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Russia!

Applications Open for Aziz Foundation’s Grant Program!

EREF: Seeking Applications for Sustainable Solid Waste Management Research Programme

BMBF Call for Proposals: International Disaster and Risk Management (IKARIM) Grant Program

U.S. Embassy in Austria: Seeking Proposals for Austrian-American Partnership Fund

2017 RSSAF Grant Program: Supporting Economic, Political and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands: Special Grant Competition in honor of CyberSecurity Awareness Month

International AIDS Society: Seeking Applications for CIPHER Grant Programme – 2017/2018

Australian Government: Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program

Call for Applications: BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

Applications Open for SIU’s Three -Year Project Funding Programme!

SIU’s Eurasia Programme 2017! Apply for Project Development Funding

The Sumitomo Foundation: Grant for Projects for the Protection, Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Properties outside Japan

DHHS/NIH: Seeking Applications for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancers

WHSmith Trust: Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program