Funding

The SAMRC is the largest local health research funder in South Africa. Along with its Intramural and Extramural Research Units, the SAMRC also funds a number of other health research programmes, including those focused on health innovation, through strategic partnerships and grants managed by the Grants Innovation and Product Development Unit (GIPD).

Research programmes selected for funding focus on the major health issues impacting South Africa and the rest of the world.

SAMRC Grant Programmes Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) – DST, NDOH and BMGF
  • Grand Challenges South Africa - BMGF
  • SAMRC-UK MRC (Newton Fund)-GSK Collaboration to Support Non-communicable Diseases in Africa
  • SAMRC- UK MRC (Newton Fund) Collaboration to Support TB Implementation Science
  • SAMRC- Forté (Sweden) Collaboration to Support Inequalities in Health and Health Systems
  • SAMRC-CIHR Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI)
  • US-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research (NIH)
  • India- South Africa Collaborative Research Programme on HIV/AIDS and TB

View the General SAMRC Terms and Conditions of Funding.

Please note that some of the SAMRC’s funding programmes may include additional or alternative eligibility and funding criteria.