How to Apply for SPP Funding

The call for applications is published annually and application forms is located in the downloads section of this website. Complete all sections of the application form and submit two copies to the NRF as follows:

  • A hard copy duly signed and approved by the institution's Research Management or Designated Authority; and
  • An email version (electronic copy) to be returned to Ms Stephanie Harris (tel: +27 12 481 4024).
Should any further information be required please do not hesitate to contact the Strategic Platforms team.

NRF Granting process

The NRF funding process flow is as follows:

  • Defining and setting criteria, as stipulated in the Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Call for proposals.
  • Screening of applications.
  • Assessment and review of applications by both local and international experts.
  • Recommendations.
  • Funding decisions.
  • Communication to decision.
  • Financial management.
  • Monitoring and evaluation.