The National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce their cooperation in funding bilateral doctoral programmes.
To jointly support German-South African International Research Training Groups (IRTG), the NRF and DFG have agreed on a coordinated application and funding process.
The application process conforms to the default mechanism for Research Training Groups: The German-South African consortium submits a draft proposal through the German host university. The DFG will serve as lead agency and arrange for review according to established procedures for RTG.
If a full application is recommended, the joint full proposal must be submitted by October 1 each year, in parallel to DFG and NRF. On the basis of a joint on-site review, DFG and NRF will make a funding decision in spring of the following year.
The opportunity is open to all disciplines. Funding is available on both sides for a maximum of nine years. As additional support mechanism, both DFG and the NRF will make funds available to support preparatory meetings for IRTG applications.
Contact person NRF South Africa:
Nombuso Madonda, Professional Officer, International Relations and Cooperation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person DFG Head Office:
Dr. Sebastian Granderath, Research Careers, Tel. +49 228 885-2881, email@example.com