SOUTH AFRICA – EGYPT JOINT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAMME – Call for Research Proposals 2012/13

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    The Republic of South Africa and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed an Agreement for cooperation in science and technology on 26 August 1997. As part of enhancing scientific and technological cooperation, the two countries have decided to jointly support researchers from public universities and public research institutes on an equal and mutually beneficial basis.

    In this call, the joint research project proposals shall be submitted to the relevant authorities in both countries for evaluation (the Ministry of Scientific Research in Egypt and the National Research Foundation in South Africa). Evaluation will be done according to the following criteria:
    · Scientific and technical merit;
    · Impact on bilateral science and technology relations;
    · Significance for both countries;
    · Potential for creating research;
    · Quality and clarity of project presentation;
    · Methodology; suitability and feasibility and
    · Capacity development

    For the purposes of this call, research projects falling within the following thematic areas/disciplines will be considered:
    · Nanotechnology
    · Remote sensing and space science
    · ICT
    · Biotechnology (food production, agriculture and health)
    · Laser technology
    · Energy

    Application deadline: 31 August 2012

    More information in this PDF document EGYPT_-SOUTH_AFRICA_CALL_2012-13.pdf or athttp://www.nrf.ac.za/funding_overview.php?fid=137

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