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General grants and awards

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Honorary Research Associate notice Research Funding None 
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust: Awards for Sabbatical Study sabbatical@omt.org.za / +27 11 551 9500 • 30th September of the previous year for sabbaticals commencing January to March
• 31st January in the same year for sabbaticals commencing April to June
• 31st March in the same year for sabbaticals commencing July to October
Wellcome Early-Career Awards February 2024 round Faculty of Health Sciences    Other Faculties - internationalgrants@uct.ac.za Intention-to-submit: 15 December 2023
Call for applications: UCT Industry Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Lezette Daniels 15 January 2024 and 15 May 2024

NRF grants

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UCT internal deadline
Concept Notes
NRF Call for Concept Notes for South Africa (SA) — Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) research and innovation grants Alison Witbooi 15 November
General Research Grants
Call for applications: BRICS STI multilateral research collaboration 2023 Robyn Udemans 7 and 27 November 2023
  NRF call for proposals: SA–China Joint Research Programme (JRP) Alison Witbooi 12 January 2024
  NRF call for proposals: Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) small grants - review period two Zam Ndzotyana 5 December 2023
International Research and Mobility Grants
Call for proposals: The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Robyn Udemans 1) Compulsory notice of intention to submit: 29 Sep 2023; 
2) NRF application (internal): 30 Oct 2023;  
3) Submission of full proposal, 6 Nov 2023.
Travel, Training and Conference Grants

Forthcoming NRF grants (these opportunities will open shortly)

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General research grants


International collaborative grants


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