Request for Application: Hosting a SAPRIN Node in eThekwini Metro and rural Eastern Cape Province

Request for Applications
Launch date
Deadline date
Hosting a SAPRIN Node in eThekwini Metro and rural Eastern Cape Province
26th January 2022
Friday 18 March 2022 (extended by one(1) week to 18h00 SA Time on Friday 25th March 2022)

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 and two urban nodes to incorporate one urban node in the eThekwini Metropolitan Area and one rural node in the Eastern Cape Province. 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 a standard surveillance protocol. 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.

To apply complete and submit the application form. Letters of support are required from the lead and all collaborating institutions. The completed application form must be emailed to saprin@mrc.ac.za by 18h00 SA Time on Friday 18th March 2022 - (extended by one(1) week to 18h00 SA Time on Friday 25th March 2022)

Please consult the full Request for Application document for more details of the RFA, requirements, eligibility and application processes.

Key Dates

  • Registration and submission of questions for information session: 18h00 on 15th February 2022
  • Information session for interested applicants: 11h00-12h00, 18th February 2022
  • Application submission closing date: 18h00 on Friday 18th March 2022 - (extended by one(1) week to 18h00 SA Time on Friday 25th March 2022)
  • Adjudication complete: 15 April 2022
  • Notice to successful applicants: May 2022

Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

    Contact details
    Please direct any queries or requests for information on this RFA to:
    Ms Nosicelo Mchiza, Senior Officer
    South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN)
    Expiration: 
    Friday, March 25, 2022 - 18:00