Research and Innovation Development Office
27 October 2017
The Royal Academy of Engineering has created a call under its role as a Newton Fund delivery partner to support engineering research collaboration between the UK and South Africa.
Specifically, this call is designed to create partnerships between South African researchers, local industry partner(s), and a UK research partner.
The industry-academia partnership scheme seeks to:
"strengthen capacity and develop capabilities within South African engineering higher education and research institutions to carry out excellent teaching, research and innovation-related activities through collaboration with industry and UK counterparts, especially in Historically Disadvantaged Institutions."
The lead applicant for any bid to this scheme must be based at a South African University, and must take responsibility for managing the collaboration. At least one local industry partner, and at least one UK research partner must be included in the team. The Academy also stipulate that there must be at least one team member (lead or co-applicant) from a South African Historically Disadvantaged Institute.
Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 will be awarded to successful projects of up to two years' length, and can fund travel, subsistence and salary support for visits and exchanges. Projects must start within February or March 2018.
The deadline for this call is 9am, 27 November 2017.