Canada-South Africa bilateral mobility grants for research chairs
The Canada-South Africa Research Chairs Initiative includes a bilateral component to provide funding for mobility and to "seed" research collaborations between chairs in the two participating countries. It is a matching program for Canadian and South African Research Chair holders to build partnerships, foster knowledge translation, and develop new lines of research. It allows for the mobility of faculty, students, or postdoctoral fellows, and the organization of events such as workshops. It builds on the existence of two strong research chair programs in both countries.
The bilateral mobility awards span a range of natural sciences and engineering disciplines across 11 different universities in Canada and South Africa. They include: an analysis of neuroimaging and genetic data (University of Victoria and University of Pretoria); double field theory (McGill University and University of Cape Town); research into marine natural products (Memorial University and Rhodes University); nutritional quality for consumers (University of Alberta and Tshwane University of Technology); high-elevation adaptations in small mammals (McMaster University and University of Venda); and the effects of environmental change on biodiversity (University of Alberta and Stellenbosch University).
Each collaboration will be funded by South Africa’s National Research Foundation and IDRC for up to CA$40,000 over two years.