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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 top ten causes of death in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, burden of disease, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.


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Funding Opportunities
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bullet Request for Applications: MRC Extramural Research Units Application deadline date - 30 June 2014
bullet Self-initiated research grants Guidelines and information - deadline date: 30 June 2014
bullet Funding Opportunity for Conferences
bullet MRC Funding diary (pdf format, 379 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.
bullet Other (non-MRC) Funding Opportunities

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