Request for Application: Hosting a SAPRIN Node in Gauteng or City of Cape Town Metropolitan Area

Request for Application
Issue date:
Submission date:
Hosting a SAPRIN Node in Gauteng or City of Cape Town Metropolitan Area
12 December 2019 18:00 on Friday 28 February 2020

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 to incorporate one node in each of Gauteng and the City of Cape Town metropolitan areas. 

The objective is to increase the population size and diversity under longitudinal surveillance by SAPRIN through including communities in predominantly urban areas, 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. 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


Key Dates

  • Closing date18:00 on Friday 28 February 2020.
  • Adjudication complete: 31 March 2020.
  • Notice to successful applicants: April 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 18:00