|Call Name||Closing dates||Application Documents|
|Conference Applications||December (of each year)||
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) seeks applications for funding to host national and international conferences, including summits and symposia. The theme of the conference should be aligned to the vision and mission of the SAMRC.
The maximum amount that may be requested is R200 000 for international conferences and R100 000 for national conferences.
South African Higher Education Institutions (HEI), science councils or other non-profit organisations whose core business is conducting medical/health research are eligible to apply for funding.
The proposed conference must have medical/health research as its central theme and be hosted at a venue in South Africa.
Applications should not exceed (five) 5 pages (Arial 10 pt font, single spaced), including the cover page.
Applications must contain the following information:
Please note that the SAMRC funds may not be used to pay for equipment, capital expenses, computers, gifts, prizes, cash awards, entertainment, alcohol, lobbying activities, and proposal development.
All applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:
For international conferences, applicants should submit applications up to two years prior to the conference. For local conferences, applicants should submit their applications up to one year prior to the conference.
|Year of Conference||National Conference||International Conference|
|2020||20 December 2019||Closed|
|2021||20 December 2020||20 December 2019|
|2022||20 December 2021||20 December 2020|
|2023||20 December 2022||20 December 2021|
|Application review and notification of outcome|
|Applicants will be notified by the 31st March of each year on the outcome of their application. Successful applicants may request funding two (2) months prior to the date by which the funds are needed. It should be noted that payment can take up to 30 working days from receipt of invoice.|
|Conditions of funding|
|As a condition of award, the SAMRC shall be acknowledged as a conference sponsor and branded appropriately subject to approval by the SAMRC. Furthermore, the SAMRC reserves the right to propose other conditions which will be contained in the letter of award.|
The recipient institution must provide the SAMRC with a report describing the outcomes of the conference. The report is due within three (3) months of the end date of the conference and should include details such as:
Applicants must submit their applications (including signed cover page) by e-mail to:
|Mr Alfred Thutloa
|Ms Natasha Crouch