National Research Foundation – NRF/NSF International Research Coordination Networks (IRCNs) Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

This call is open to working researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised public higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council. Private higher education institutions are not eligible to apply under this programme. The South African applicant must be in possession of a PhD.

The IRCN mechanism provides an opportunity for South African and U.S. research communities to communicate and coordinate their research activities on a wide range of environmental biology topics, including ecosystem forecasting and monitoring, community origin, maintenance and function, species diversity and evolutionary relationships, emerging diseases and pests, and biodiversity theory.

The total amount requested from the NRF should not exceed R2.5 mil per IRCN. Funding will be made available for a maximum of 5 years.

All South African applications must be submitted through an online application process to the NRF at A detailed call document is attached.

Deadline for applications 30 November 2018