2016-02-16 Joint Call in Sweden and South Africa

Forte and the South African Medical Research Council invite researchers to submit applications for Swedish and South African collaborative projects.

Joint research proposals may be submitted in the following two prioritised health research focus areas:
i. Inequalities in health; and
ii. Health Systems and Health Systems Policies

Who can apply

The lead Swedish applicant should hold a doctoral degree at the start of the project and be scientist at a Swedish University or Higher Education Institute (HEI), or at another research organisation that has been approved as an Administrative organisation by Forte and has an organisational account in the Swedish application system, Prisma.

South Africa:
Investigators who hold a post-graduate/medical qualification, preferably a PhD, MBChB or equivalent degree, in the relevant research focus area and are full-time employees or on a full-time fixed term-appointment (for the duration of the project) are eligible to apply.
This call is open to active researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised high education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council.

Grants for up to three-year collaborative projects will be available in three funding categories. In Category 1 and 2 applications must designate at least one South African and one Swedish principal investigator. Category 3 funding is aiming at developing new partnerships between South African and Swedish researchers. Accordingly, applicants for Category 3 funding need not to have a partner either in Sweden or South Africa at the time of application.

Deadline: 29/2-16.

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