Request for TIA Seed Fund Applications

Request for Applications
Launch date
Deadline date
Request for TIA Seed Fund Applications 26 August 2021
15 September 2021 (mid-night 00h00) – applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is pleased to announce the release of its 3rd SAMRC-TIA Seed Fund call for the 2021/22 FY (SAMRC-TSF) with focus on Biosimilars and Indigenous Knowledge System related technologies (African Traditional Medicines, Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals and Health infusions).  The TSF aims to assist innovators to advance their research outputs and ideas to develop prototypes, proof of concept and business cases that could be used for further development, and to de-risk opportunities for follow on funding from TIA and/ or other funders. The maximum allowable amount per application for this call is R650,000, including VAT.

We hereby invite all innovators from SMMEs who are working on new Biosimilar and Indigenous Knowledge System related innovations to apply for the SAMRC-TSF.

The SAMRC TTO, within Grants Innovation and Product Development (GIPD), will receive and coordinate applications to submit to a Steering Committee and to TIA for consideration, and is available to assist the applicants with such applications. 

For further information, kindly find attached the SAMRC-TSF guidelines and the TSF application form (HEI and SMME application templates).

Application deadline: 15th September 2021 (mid-night 00h00) – applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
 

    Please direct any queries, requests for information and completed applications for this TSF call to:

    Zenzele Ndlovu
    Project Manager: Technology
    Grants Innovation and Product Development
    South African Medical Research Council
    Email: Nkululeko.ndlovu@mrc.ac.za
    Tell: 021 938 0363

    Expiration: 
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 23:59