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Join the u’GOOD Research Program: Call for Applications Across 12 Countries

Call for Applications

The NRF invites you to participate in the u’GOOD research program, aimed at addressing the challenges faced by young people in urban and peri-urban environments. This initiative, in collaboration with Fondation Botnar (Switzerland) and the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) (South Africa), seeks to explore relational wellbeing and its impact on young people. The call for expressions of interest is now open, offering funding to researchers focusing on various aspects of young people and relational wellbeing in the Global South.

Program Focus

Proposals should concentrate on young people and relational wellbeing, covering thematic areas such as young people and livelihoods, mental health, digitalization, and climate change. Additionally, projects may explore the conceptual basis of relational wellbeing.

Eligibility Criteria

Principal investigators must hold a PhD and be affiliated with a research institution. Project teams must be based in one of the 12 focus countries or demonstrate significant engagement with these countries.

Application Process

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the u’GOOD Call Framework and submit their applications electronically through the NRF’s Connect System. Detailed instructions for the application process can be found here.

Important Dates

  • Applicant Closing Date: February 28, 2024
  • Applicant’s Institution’s Designated Authority Closing Date (Only Applicable to South African Applicants): 01 March 2024

Webinar Invitation

To learn more about the u’GOOD research program and the application process, we invite you to join us for a webinar session:

Contact Information

For further inquiries or assistance, please contact:

For technical queries, contact the support desk via email at

We look forward to your participation in this groundbreaking research initiative.


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u'Good Research Call Application Framework_VFinal Jan 2024