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Request for Application
Hosting a SAPRIN Node in either the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State of North West provinces
Issue date: 19 December 2023
Info Webinar: 24 January 2024
Deadline date: 2 April 2024 @16:00

Request for Application: Hosting a SAPRIN Node in either the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State or North West provinces

Due to the need for improved, science-based information and advice to direct development-oriented decision-making, investments and interventions, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has established world-class scientific research infrastructure in a range of key sectors, of which one is the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN).

This request for applications aims to expand the current network of three rural nodes (Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal) and three urban nodes (Gauteng and Cape Metro and eThekwini) to incorporate an additional node in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, or North West provinces. 

The objective is to increase the population size and diversity under longitudinal surveillance by SAPRIN, thereby improving the ability of SAPRIN data to serve as triangulation for national datasets and the study of mechanisms driving the national statistics, such as rural-urban migration.  SAPRIN will fund participating nodes to implement the standard surveillance protocol.

Eligibility criteria, the scope of funding, and the application form can be found here.

Funding will follow the three-yearly funding cycle of DSI, and three-year sub-contracts will be negotiated with each node by the South African Medical Research Council.

It is an open call and applicants need not have responded to the earlier Request for Expression of Interest.

The closing date for applications is 2nd April 2024 and adjudication will be complete by the end of May 2024 and applicants inform by 28June 2024.

Join us for an information session on 24th January 2024 at 11h00 to 13h00. Follow the link to the webinar.

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