Funding sources for science and technology in South Africa
  • Innovation Fund
    The Innovation Fund provides grants to fund the end-stage research process where research knowledge can be translated into new and improved products, processes or services.
  • GODISA Programme
    The Programme aims to increase economic growth and employment creation through the enhancement of technological innovation, improvement in productivity and accelerated international competitiveness of South African SMMEs.
  • Technology and Human Resource for Industry Programme (THRIP)
    The Programme aims to improve the competitiveness of South African industry, by supporting research and technology development activities and enhancing the quantity and quality of appropriately skilled people.
  • Support Program for Industrial Innovation Fund (SPII)
    SPII is designed to promote technology development in manufacturing industries in South Africa through support for innovation of competitive products and/or processes.
  • Thuthuka Programme
    A research capacity building initiative aimed to develop and advance research capacity of the individual researchers from the designated research communities. Information and specific criteria for participating in the three sub-programmes can be found in these following links: REDIBA, Women in Research, and Researchers in Training.
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) funding opportunities
    The MRC offers a number of grants for research, travel, research capacity development and research training.
  • Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee (SIMRAC)
    SIMRAC identifies research projects to address and reduce safety risks on mines, and determines the cost and priorities of projects, concludes agreements for carrying out projects, imposes a levy to fund research, monitors the progress on these projects and communicates research results to all stakeholders.

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