Welcome to Human and Institutional Capacity Development

The goal of the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Directorate is to develop institutional research capabilities and infrastructure in parallel with the appropriate human capital to drive the research and development strategies within the National System of Innovation. While South Africa can boast pockets of world-class research facilities at selected institutions, for the most part, significant research infrastructure investments are needed to create and maintain a research environment within which the National Research Foundation (NRF) vision of world-class research may be realised.