Request for Applications: BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration - 2021 Call for Joint Project Proposals

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BRICS Multilateral Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration - 2021 Call for Joint Project Proposals
 
 2021
Pre-proposal closing date: 14 October 2021
Full proposal (by invitation only) closing date: February 2022 (tbc)

The SAMRC, through its Strategic Research Initiatives division is pleased to announce the 5th BRICS Multilateral call for 2021, and herewith invite all interested parties to submit their applications, by dates no later than that indicated. The BRICS Science Technology and Innovation Framework Programme aims to support excellent research and innovation in priority areas which can best be addressed by a multinational approach. The call for multilateral projects would facilitate cooperation among researchers and institutions in the consortia which would consist of partners from at least three of the BRICS countries.

The South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is providing funding for project activities in South Africa.  The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is the participating funding organisation in South Africa for the thematic areas listed below.

Proposals in the following two thematic areas will be considered: 

  • Antimicrobial resistance: technologies for diagnosis and treatment
  • Simulation and big data analytics for advanced precision medicine and public healthcare

Please consult the RFA Document for more details on the RFA topics, requirements, eligibility and application processes.

The application submission is a two-stage process:

  • Stage 1: Pre-proposal
    Applicants must submit the Joint Application Form (JAF) to the Call Secretariat via the online application submission tool until 15:00 (Moscow Time, UTC+3) on 14th October 2021.
  • Stage 2: Full proposal
    Only South African PIs from invited consortia shall submit a full proposal to the SAMRC on the prescribed application form.

Please also see:

For enquiries:

Dr Niresh Bhagwandin (niresh.bhagwandin@mrc.ac.za)

Ms Arlene Smith (arlene.smith@mrc.ac.za)

Expiration: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 15:00