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Funding Support


The Research Capacity Development & Funding Office (RCFO) manages and administers research funding internal to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including funding from Subcommittee C of the Research Committee. In addition, the office deals with some of the national health research funding bodies as listed in the table below. Current open funding calls and related application information can be accessed through our​ Funding Opportunities link, or by clicking www.sun.ac.za/RDSfunding​. 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) funding opportunities Provisional closing date

Subcommittee C funding:

8 March 2023

15 March 2023

15 May 2023

11 September 2023

12 September 2023

Other FMHS sources:

  • Scientific travel and publication incentive funding 

    » Guidelines

1 March 
(for travel April-August)

1 July 
(for travel August-December)

1 November 
(for travel December-April)

  • Harry Crossley Foundation funding

    » Guidelines​​

2 October 2023

National funding opportunities for health research (selected) 

Provisional closing date
(NOTE: Internal closing dates will be earlier than the funders’ closing dates)

Cancer Association of South Africa​ (CANSA)

TBC 2023 (TBC, letter of intent)

TBC (full application) 

Discovery Foundation

  • Academic fellowships

28 September 2023 (internal)

23 October 2023 (TBC, external)

  • Sub-specialist awards

28 September 2023 (internal)

23 October 2023 (TBC, external)

  • Rural healthcare awards

20 November 2023 (internal)

15 January 2024 (TBC, external)

  • Excellence awards
Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Clinician Researcher Programme
  • ​Bongani Myosi National Health Scholars Programme​
National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) Research Trust​


Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) 

20 February 2023 (internal)

28 February 2023 (external)​

​ For further information, kindly contact Tashwell de Wet, tashwell@sun.ac.za, 021 938 9056.

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