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South Africa-Sweden Research Cooperation

The aim of the Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration programme is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programme supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating educational establishments. The programme is jointly funded by STINT, the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Research Councils Formas and Forte on the Swedish side and the National Research Foundation on the South African side.

Applicants should be working at a university in Sweden and have obtained their PhD. Projects may last for up to three years. The proposed project must encompass at least one Swedish and at least one South African party. A parallel application is to be submitted by the South African party to the National Research Foundation (NRF). Applicants may have on-going projects in the Initiation Grants programme, but otherwise there must not be any on-going STINT projects. The ideal partnership project will have activities encompassing research as well as higher education, although pure research partnerships are also supported. It is of particular importance for young researchers and doctoral students to participate in the exchanges. In this programme, STINT wants to encourage new collaborative patterns and will not prioritise long-standing partnerships. The partnership must be balanced, i.e. the benefits and the personnel exchange should not be primarily in one direction.

Applications will be assessed by experts, focusing on how the proposed international partnership fulfils the following three criteria: 1) contribution to the educational establishments’ internationalisation, 2) scientific quality and novelty and 3) planning and support. Please note that only scientific results from the last five years are taken into consideration for the assessment. The final result depends on a joint STINT-NRF decision. This call closes 15:00, September 28th 2016.

Please read the complete call text

The electronic application system for Joint South Africa-Sweden Research Collaboration.

If you have questions about the programme, please contact Christofer Carlsson at +46 8 671 19 97 or christofer.carlsson(at)stint.se

 
 
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