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Royal Academy calls for grant proposals

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The Royal Academy of Engineering opens a new call for grant proposals. Supplied. The Royal Academy of Engineering opens a new call for grant proposals.
Scholarships to be awarded to South African citizens or permanent residents, 45 years or younger
 
November 28, 2019
 
Staff reporter
 
Gauteng, South Africa: The Royal Academy of Engineering has opened a new call for grant proposals which will support partnerships of businesses and university academics with up to £80,000 (R 1, 525, 576.00) of funds to conduct research and innovation.
 
Applications will be led by academics, but the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI)  is actively seeking industry partners in South Africa with ideas for “win-win” partnerships with universities, that will benefit the business’s bottom line, forge links for academics with their industry stakeholders, and produce innovation that benefits society.
 
The closing date for submission is January 10, 2020.
 
The Royal Academy will provide substantial support to firms interested in this call to match them with technical experts in South Africa and the UK that can help to achieve their R&D needs. Proposals should show evidence of benefit to society as a whole, and the Royal Academy and SACCI can give guidance on this.
 
Some examples of this could be: projects improving the efficiency of industrial processes to save energy, water, or other scarce resources; providing wider access to goods and services which create welfare for people (such as healthcare products), or innovations that improve the quality of public services, transport, or infrastructure.
 
Scholarships can be awarded to South African citizens or permanent residents, 45 years or younger. 80% of the scholarships must be allocated to Black South Africans (African, Coloured and Indian). At least 55% of the scholarships should be awarded to Black females.

 
 
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