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Equipment / Infrastructure Support for the Research, Development, Testing, Pilot Scale Production and Regulation of Vaccines in South Africa

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The Equipment / Infrastructure Support for the Research, Development, Testing, Pilot Scale Production and Regulation of Vaccines in South Africa grant supported by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the KfW Development Bank (KfW) provides funding to address the gaps and strengthen the infrastructure for vaccines in South Africa. The grant supports the acquisition or upgrade of equipment, and, in some areas, the upgrade of infrastructure needed to improve the vaccine development pipeline and innovation and manufacturing ecosystem. The PIs must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be employed at an eligible entity and must be the persons actively involved in the utilization and management of the equipment in line with the objectives of the Project.
  • Hold a doctoral degree for at least five (5) years prior to the submission of the application and must demonstrate their continued employment at the entity for at least three (3) years from the time of submission of the application.

The award has no maximum funding amount, however each equipment item must cost at least 1,000,000 ZAR, including VAT. The total acquisition cost may include a 5-year maintenance plan and installation and commissioning costs. The award covers direct equipment costs and, where applicable, infrastructure upgrades. Overhead costs are not eligible.

Grant Reference Number: SAMRC-RFA-GIPD-06-2024

The application is due July 26, 2024.

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