Author Topic: 2011 South Africa- Switzerland Joint Science and Technology Research Cooperation Programme  (Read 1810 times)

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[attachimg=1] South Africa - Switzerland Research Collaboration in Science and Technology is calling for project proposal.

Public Health and Biomedicine, Bio- and Nanotechnologies are ground-breaking disciplines, ideally situated for replying to worldwide health needs and for the development of forward-looking industry applications. Through the use of novel research techniques they offer potential solutions for many of today’s global challenges in industry and society. Rooted in several years of bilateral research cooperation, the Swiss - South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP) is, in 2011, committing CHF 600’000 / R3 500,000 (respectively) to the support of original research cooperation between academia and industry. Having launched the first four-year funding cycle in 2008, the mutually financed programme has been promoting knowledge transfer and innovation between Switzerland and South Africa.
 
Grant Details:

The seed money grant will support industry-oriented projects in Public Health and Biomedicine, Bio- and Nanotechnologies for a period of 12 months (2011/12).

Between CHF 60’000 (R300 000) and 100’000 (R500, 000) is to be dedicated to each project, with the prospect of follow-on funding for outstanding projects in the year 2012 and beyond. Max. 20% of the grant can be used for covering overhead costs.


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Who may apply?

In South Africa:

•   Applicants must reside in South Africa and be employed researchers at a recognised higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology, national facility, museum or science council. Applications must designate the primary Swiss counterpart in collaboration with who joint research or networking is to be undertaken.
•   The Principal Investigators will bear responsibility for the project, including its technical and administrative coordination as well as scientific and financial reporting. Applicants should be in possession of at least a Masters degree (preferably PhD) in order to apply under this programme.
•   The application should not be submitted through an industry/business partner. All applications must be directed through the research office or the NRF Designated Authority. Only one application per applicant will be accommodated. Any incomplete application will be automatically disqualified.
•   The industry partner under this programme for the SA applicant must be affiliated to a registered South African company.
•   Relevant business, registration or financials of the industry partner may be requested at any time.


In Switzerland:

•   Applications should reflect ambitious research outlines, designed to create synergies across disciplinary borders and between the private and public sectors.
•   Eligible proposers are Swiss citizens or permanent residents of Switzerland holding a PhD degree or more.

Applicants who may choose to involve industry in their project are requested to describe how matching funds or services from South African and Swiss partners will be generated through public or private sources during the project duration. Application submission does not guarantee funding since funding will depend on evaluation and availability of funds.

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How to Apply:

No hard copies will be accepted or acknowledged. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his or her partner submits an application in their country. The funding agencies will not be held responsible for any non submission or administration errors that may occur in the collaborating country.

•   Download Guidelines     
•   Download Swiss application form

In South Africa:

Applications should be submitted electronically to Seymour@nrf.ac.za no later than 30 April 2011.

In Switzerland:

Ms. Dorina Kühner
Tel. 061 267 29 10
Email: international@unibas.ch
International Affairs: South Africa

Only applications endorsed by the research office or its equivalent at higher education or research institutions will be accepted.

We wish to reiterate that hard copies will not be accepted and therefore not processed.

Source: National Research Foundation.

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