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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 2024

15 March 2024

15 May 2024

12 September 2024

13 September 2024

Ad hoc until 5 December 2024

​Other FMHS sources:

  • Scientific travel and publication award 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​​

1 October 2024

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 2024 (TBC, letter of intent)

TBC (full application) 

Discovery Foundation

  • Academic fellowships

30 September 2024 (internal)

23 October 2024 (TBC, external)

  • Sub-specialist awards

30 September 2024 (internal)

23 October 2024 (TBC, external)

  • Rural healthcare awards

18 November 2024 (internal)

15 January 2025 (TBC, external)

  • Excellence awards
No call 2024
Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Clinician Researcher Programme
  • ​Bongani Myosi National Health Scholars Programme​
National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) Research Trust​


Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) 

19 February 2024 (internal)

28 February 2024 (external)​

8 October 2024 (internal)

15 October 2024 (external)

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

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