Joint Science and Technology Research Programme

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The Government of the Republic of South Africa and Kenya signed an Agreement for cooperation in science and technology in August .

The two countries have decided to jointly support researchers from public universities and public research institutes on an equal and mutually beneficial basis in an effort to enhance scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries.

Cooperative activities envisaged in the Agreement include organisation and realisation of joint research projects.

Successful projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of Ksh 3,000,000 (R400.000) per project for a period not exceeding two years.

Who may apply?

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.

An application must designate two principal investigators,one in South Africa and one in Kenya, who will bear the main responsibility for the project, including its technical and administrative coordination as well as scientific and financial reporting

Evaluation criteria:

  • Scientific excellence.
  • Impact on bilateral science and technology relations.
  • Potential for creating research and development capacity.
  • Quality of project presentation.
  • Research capacity development.

    Project areas:

  • Biosciences.
  • Space Science.
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems.
  • Environmental and Climate Change.
  • Mathematical Sciences.
  • Energy.

    Deadline: 17 April,

    For more details, visit: Joint Science and Technology Research Programme
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