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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 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:

7 March 2022

14 March 2022
  • Temporary research assistance

    » Guidelines​​

5 September 2022

19 September 2022

19 September 2022

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​​

30 September 2022

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 March 2022 (TBC, letter of intent)

15 September 2022 (TBC, full application) 

Discovery Foundation

  • Academic fellowships

4 October 2022 (internal)

23 October 2022 (external)

  • Sub-specialist awards

4 October 2022 (internal)

23 October 2022 (external)

  • Rural fellowships

17 November 2022 (internal)

15 January 2023 (external)

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

4 September 2022 (external)

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) 

21 February 2022 (internal)

28 February 2022 (external)​

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