Building a healthy nation through research and innovation


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer.

The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies.  Research at the SAMRC focuses on the ten highest causes of death in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.

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Image 01 GACD Commitment to Fund Global Diabetes research

November 14, 2014

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Grand Challenges South Africa: All Children Thriving - Call for Applications now open

November 4, 2014

Image 01 Media Statement: South Africa Commits to Innovation by Making New Investment in Breakthrough Science to Help Women and Children.  

October 7, 2014

bullet Call for Ideas: Innovation Challenge Launched in South Africa, closing date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (Sangonet Pulse)
bullet MRC Funding guide/diary (pdf format, 88 kb)
bullet SHIP Request for Applications (RFA's)
bullet South African Medical Research Council  - Global Alliance for Chronic Disease. Call for Research Proposals: Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Application deadline dates as per co-funding agency’s timelines.

The South African Medical Research Council strongly supports excellence in health research and has established a set of medal awards to recognise world-class science.

The Awards are among South Africa’s most prestigious and are dedicated to contributions to health research in South Africa.


Image 03 World AIDS day 2014 Panel Discussion: Women, Girls & HIV - 10 years on, 26 November 2014, Durban
Image 03 Save the Date: SVRI Forum 2015, 15 - 17 September 2015, Stellenbosch

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