Open and targeted grant calls provide the opportunity for researchers at South African universities and science councils to undertake relevant, impact-driven, multi-year research projects on issues related to the six Waste RDI Roadmap clusters and five priority waste streams. Grant projects are also intended to build national and regional waste capability, and as such, the inclusion of post-graduate students and young researchers is strongly encouraged.
It is the intention of the Waste RDI Roadmap to publish an annual call for proposals in May/June of each year, depending on the availability of funding.
Current Grant Calls
Previous Grant Calls issued by the Waste RDI Roadmap Implementation Unit
» 2021 Open call for RDI aligned with the Waste RDI Roadmap (Closed 16 July 2021)
» 2020 Open call for RDI aligned with the Waste RDI Roadmap (Closed 24 July 2020)
» 2020 Targeted call for proposals on Marine Plastic Debris (Closed 24 July 2020)
» 2019 Open call for RDI aligned with the Waste RDI Roadmap (Closed 26 July 2019)
» 2019 Targeted call for a science review of marine plastic pollution in South Africa (Closed 30 May 2019)
» 2018 Targeted call for proposals on Municipal Solid Waste RDI (Closed 10 August 2018)
» 2016 Targeted Call for Proposals on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (Closed 14 October 2016)
» 2015 Call for proposals for the upscaling of waste management technologies (Closed 9 December 2015)
» 2015 Open call for RDI aligned with the Waste RDI Roadmap (Closed 9 December 2015)