Local and International Funding

The National Institutes of Health - United States of America

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary US-based federal agency for medical research funding.

NIH funding opportunities and notices

The Wellcome Trust United Kingdom

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity which funds research focused on improving the health of humans and animals.

Established in 1936, it is the UK's largest non-governmental funder of biomedical research with a funding budget of approximately £13 billion.

The Wellcome Trust Grant Scheme

European Commission, Framework Programme - (FP7) European Union

Active from 2014 to 2020, the European Union’s (EU) FP7 / Horizon 2020 funding programme, with a budget of €80 billion, is intended to boost economic growth and create jobs in Europe by funding research and innovation.

South African researchers are able to participate in the EU's Framework Programmes for Research and Technology Development thanks to the intergovernmental Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation signed in 1996.

For South Africans
For Europeans

Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

The Research and Training in Tropical Diseases Programme (TDR) funds research projects which focus on poverty-related diseases.

The TDR also supports the development of researchers and research institutions in countries impacted by poverty-related diseases.

Grants and other funding activities

The World Academy of Sciences 

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is an independent international organisation based in Italy. The Academy funds research projects that aim to produce health innovations.

Research Grants

National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports and promotes research in South Africa through the funding and development of researchers and research facilities that advance knowledge, innovation and development.

NRF Calls