South Africa/China Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration

 Call for Joint Research Project Proposals 2019

 10th Call for 2019 Joint Research Project Proposals (JRP) and

2nd Call for 2019 Joint Flagship Projects (FP)

Extended Applicant Closing Date: 20 November 2018

SA-China JRP and FP 2019 Call Guideline

Formal diplomatic relations between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China were established in January 1998. The relations were given impetus in 2001 through the creation of a Bi-National Commission to champion bilateral relations in seven sectoral committees, including science and technology. In line with this agreement we are pleased to announce a 10th call for joint research project proposals (JRP) and a 2nd call for joint flagship projects (FP) between the South African and Chinese researchers. Researchers are invited to submit proposals in either the JRP or the FP no later than the date indicated.

All South African researchers interested to apply under this call must submit their applications through an online application process to the NRF at A detailed call document is attached.

 Key dates:

Call opened: 13 July 2018

Call closes: 20 November 2018

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Submission system will not be accepted.

NRF Contacts:

Ms Nombuso Madonda

Knowledge Advancement and Support

Tel: +27 12 481 4285


Mr Jan Phalane

Grants Management and Systems Administration

Tel: +27 12 481 4157