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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:

No call 2019

11 March 2019

2 September 2019

16 September 2019

16 September 2019

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

30 September 2019

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 2019 (external)            

Discovery Foundation

  • Academic fellowships

30 September 2019 (internal)

15 October 2019 (external)

  • Sub-specialist awards

30 September 2019 (internal)

15 October 2019 (external)

  • Rural fellowships

18 November 2019 (internal)

15 January 2020 (external)

  • Excellence awards

18 November 2019 (internal)

15 January 2020 (external)

Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Clinician researcher programme
  • ​National health scholars programme​
National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) Research Trust​

TBA (internal)

TBA (external)

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) 

22 February 2019 (internal)

28 February 2019 (external)

15 September 2019 (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.