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​​Research Development and Support

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 health research funding from national funding bodies as listed in the table below. Current open funding calls and related application information can be accessed through our​ Funding Opportunities link​. 

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

Subcommittee C funding:

9 March 2020

16 March 2020

3 September 2020

14 September 2020

16 September 2020

Other FMHS sources:

1 March 
(for travel April-August)

1 July 
(for travel August-December)

1 November 
(for travel December-April)

  • Harry Crossley Foundation funding

    » Guidelines

1 October 2020

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)

31 May 2020 (external)            

Discovery Foundation

  • Academic fellowships

12 October 2020 (internal)

23 October 2020 (external)

  • Sub-specialist awards

12 October 2020 (internal)

23 October 2020 (external)

  • Rural fellowships

16 November 2020 (internal)

15 January 2021 (external)

  • Excellence awards

16 November 2020 (internal)

15 January 2021 (external)

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

TBA (internal)

TBA (external)

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) 

21 February 2020 (internal)

28 February 2020 (external)

8 September 2020 (internal)

15 September 2020 (external)

​For further information, kindly contact Vusi April, vpa@sun.ac.za, 021 938 9665 or Tashwell de Wet, tashwell@sun.ac.za, 021 938 9056.