The ICGEB and the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) Special Programme supports capacity development in South African Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDIs)

ICGEB Special Programme with South African HDIs

The ICGEB and the South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) Special Programme supports capacity development in South African Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDIs)

Calls, inviting applications from eligible South African citizens and/or South African permanent residence holders from *eligible HDIs for the following:

  • Call for Collaborative Research Grant Programme: The ICGEB invites proposals from Principal Investigators employed at South African HDIs for funding for projects with the goal of promoting collaboration, training of young scientists, and the development of research facilities.
  • Call for Meetings and Courses: The ICGEB invites proposals from Principal Investigators in South African HDIs to run joint scientific events, workshops and practical training courses in the Life Sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and the bio-economy, co-organised with ICGEB researchers. There is also an additional funding opportunity for researchers and students from HDIs to apply for funding to attend ICGEB Meetings and Courses in Africa, as well in Trieste, Italy and New Delhi, India.
  • Call for Junior and Senior Fellowship Schemes: The ICGEB invites applications from highly motivated scientists from HDIs for short-term Fellowships in Life Sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and the bio-economy wishing to pursue research in a world-class scientific environment.

*Eligible HDIs: University of Fort Hare, University of Limpopo, University of Venda, Walter Sisulu University, University of the Western Cape, University of Zululand, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban University of Technology and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.


ICGEB SA HDI Special Programme: open calls

We are pleased to announce that the following calls are now open:

  • Call for Collaborative Research Grant Programme
    Closing date: 8 July 2024
    To apply, please download Call document for detailed info on eligibility criteria, documentation required for submission and submission of proposals.
    Submission with required attachments via email to: [email protected]
  • Calls for Meetings and Courses
    Closing date: 8 July 2024
    To apply, please download Call document for detailed info on eligibility criteria, documentation required for submission and submission of proposals.
    Submission with required attachments via email to: [email protected]
  • Junior and Senior Fellowship Schemes
    Closing date: 8 July 2024
    Junior Fellowship Scheme: 6-month visit duration: a) Masters and PhD Fellowship Activities and b) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Activities
    Senior Fellowship Scheme : short-term visits (2 months) for research scientists and staff
    To apply, please download Call document for detailed info on eligibility criteria, documentation required for submission and submission of proposals.
    Submission with required attachments: via email to: [email protected]

For further queries on this Programme and funding Calls:
Claudia Russo
ICGEB Cape Town
Email: [email protected]