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Travel Grants for nGAP Participants

November 26, 2015


This call for Researcher Links Travel Grants is designed to provide financial support to nGAP post holders who are at a sufficiently advanced stage of their research to ensure that a research visit to an institution in the UK would be beneficial to the development and progress of their chosen research area.

The ‘New Generation of Academics’ programme (nGAP) supports transformation at South African universities and capacity building for early career researchers. It aims to support the professional development of these early career academics by providing: 

  • a system of support through mentoring, 
  • short course professional development opportunities, 
  • mobility grants and other means of support, including appointment to a permanent academic post from the outset.  

The impact of the programme will develop a new generation of academics able to tackle global challenges – such as extreme weather conditions, urbanisation, access to affordable health care, food and energy security and meeting the social and economic needs of a growing population. This requires an integrated research and innovation approach, bringing together communities from different disciplines, sectors and countries in high-quality collaborations. 

The Newton Fund aims to build UK-Partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on these shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to our partner countries’ social welfare and economic development.

The programme is supported by UK government and partner country funding and forms part of theNewton Fund.


  • Applicants must be early career researchers who are nGAP post holders
  • Applicants can be of any nationality, but they must be able to secure a visa for travel to the UK. 
  • Travel may only be between the UK and South Africa. 
  • Individual applicants who have previously received a Researcher Links Travel Grant are not eligible. 
  • Individuals who have participated in Researcher Links Workshops are eligible and are welcome to apply for a Travel Grant to build on any research links made at the workshop

The deadline for applications is 9 December 2015