Request for Applications: HIV Cure, TB Diagnostics and Therapies

MRC-RFA-SHIP 02-2018

Release date: 6 August 2018

Closing date for proposals: 28 September 2018 (6 pm SAST)

Target audience: Open call for researchers based at South African universities, science councils (including the SAMRC) and other public research organisations.

Topics: HIV Cure; TB Diagnostics and Therapies

The SAMRC, through its Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP) programme, is seeking to fund a small number of highly collaborative projects in the areas of HIV cure, tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and therapy innovations. This Request for Applications (RFA) is an open call for researchers based in South African public research institutions who are engaged in HIV and TB research. The intent of this RFA is to support collaborative research that will advance the respective fields towards new products or solutions to address the HIV and TB burdens in South Africa, with a focus on harnessing the core scientific strengths and areas of advantage in the country.

The SAMRC-SHIP has approved a total budget of R40 million to fund eligible projects relating to HIV cure and R15 million for TB diagnostics and therapies over a period of 3 years.

Proposals will only be considered for funding if they meet the funding eligibility requirements as specified in the RFA document.

All applications must be submitted on the SAMRC templates. Please see the links below for the relevant application documents. 

Application documents:

Please direct any enquires on the RFA to  

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 18:00