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General grants and awards

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Deadline
Honorary Research Associate notice Research Funding None 
Oppenheimer Memorial Trust: Awards for Sabbatical Study info@omt.org.za/ +27 11 5519500 31 March 2024 For studies commencing July to December 2024
30 September 2024 for studies commencing January to March 2025
Call for applications: UCT Industry Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Lezette Daniels 15 January 2024 and 15 May 2024
Call for applications: URC travel conference grants Janine Ramandh Call opens 22 January 2024 and closes 4 March 2024
Call for nominations: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) awards 2026 Mbasa Mguye UCT internal deadline: 11 March 2024
Call for nominations: TWAS Siwei Cheng awards 2026  Mbasa Mguye UCT internal deadline: 11 March 2024
Call for applications: Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Research  Health Sciences
All other faculties
Intention to submit deadline: 2 February 2024
Call for applications: Wellcome Trust Early Career May 2024 round Health Sciences
All other faculties
Intention to submit deadline: 11 March 2024
Call for applications: Wellcome career development awards Health Sciences
All other faculties
Intention to submit deadline: 22 April 2024
Call for applications: Wellcome Discovery awards Health Sciences
All other faculties
Intention to submit deadline: 22 April 2024
Call for applications: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) early career conference grants Health Sciences
All other faculties

Intention to submit deadline: 11 April 2024

Call for applications: ACU gender grants Health Sciences
All other faculties
Intention to submit deadline: 16 April 2024
Pre-announcement: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) climate change and health call FSH.ResearchFunding@uct.ac.za
internationalgrants@uct.ac.za
Expression of interest deadline: 5 April 2024
URC call for applications: Short Research Visit (SRV)/Short Research Course (SRC) Paul Dantu 27 March 2024
University Equipment Committee (UEC) 2024 call for applications Robyn Udemans 24 May 2024
Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) research equipment call 2024 Robyn Udemans 31 May 2024
Pre-announcement: NIHR Global Advanced Fellowships Round 1 Health Sciences
All other faculties
Call opens: 16 April 2024 (forecast)
University Research Committee (URC) call for applications: Visiting Scholars Fund (VSF) and Visiting Lecturers Fund (VLF) grants Zam Ndzotyana Deadline for first round of applications: 15 April 2024
University Research Committee (URC) call for nominations: 2024 UCT Book Award and meritorious book prizes Zam Ndzotyana Deadline: 15 April 2024
URC call for nominations: 2024 Creative Works Award & meritorious creative works prizes FHS.researchfunding@uct.ac.za Deadline: 15 April 2024
Call for proposals: SAMRC/UKRI global and African health challenges: 1) Non-communicable diseases; 2) Co-morbidity or multimorbidity of infectious and non-communicable diseases; 3) Climate and health, One Health and zoonosis FHS.researchfunding@uct.ac.za Funder deadlines: early April, see dates in links.
Call for applications: UCT Enabling Grant Seeker Excellence awards Robyn Udemans Monday,10 June 2024 for external-to-UCT funding applications submitted between 01 July 2023 and 30 May 2024.
Call for expression of interest: IDRC-regional hubs for climate change and health Health Sciences
All other faculties
UCT intention to submit deadline: 29 March 2024
Call for applications: University Equipment Committee (UEC) and National Research Foundation (NRF) National Equipment Programme (NEP) Robyn Udemans Category 1 deadline: 24 May 2024
Category 2 deadline: 6 May 2024

NRF grants

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Funding programme
Contact person(s)
UCT internal deadline
Concept Notes
Concept notes for large integrated projects - Foundation Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP)  Zam Ndzotyana 10 May 2024
General Research Grants
SA-France (PROTEA) call for joint proposals Alison Witbooi 23 April 2024
  Support for Y-rated researchers  Alison Witbooi 22 April 2024
  Thuthuka (PhD track, Post Phd track, rating track) Prince Khoza 29 April 2024
  Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers (CPRR) Prince Khoza 30 April 2024
  Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR) Prince Khoza 30 April 2024
  Foundation Biodiversity Information Programme (FBIP) - small grants Zam Ndzotyana 30 April 2024
  Black Academics Advancement Programme (PhD track, post PhD track) Zam Ndzotyana 8 May 2024
  SA/Wallonia-Brussels Federation Science Zam Ndzotyana 30 April 2024
  African University Twinning Programme (AUTP) Natalie le Roux  22 April 2024
  African Origin Platform Natalie le Roux 8 April 2024
  Marine and Coastal Research Natalie le Roux 13 May 2024
  Earth Systems Science Research Plan (ESSRP) Robyn Udemans 10 May 2024
  Human and Social Dynamics Alison Witbooi 13 May 2004
  JNIR Research and Innovation Grants Alison Witbooi 22 April 2024
  UGOOD Prince Khoza 30 June 2024
Non-funding opportunity
NRF awards Mbasa Mguye 10 April 2024
International Research and Mobility Grants
     
Travel, Training and Conference Grants
DSI/NRF Conference Fund Zam Ndzotyana 23 April 2024
  NRF/DFG International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) preparatory workshops Natalie le Roux 27 March 2024
  Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) Zam Ndzotyana 10 April 2024
  Equipment related travel and training 1 Robyn Udemans 10 April 2024

Forthcoming NRF grants (these opportunities will open shortly)

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General research grants

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International collaborative grants

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