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South Africa secures seat on ‘frontier science’ programme

Research institutions hope membership will bring fresh funding and collaboration opportunities in the life sciences

South Africa’s admission as the first African member of the international Human Frontier Science Program will help to foster relationships, the country’s chief research funder has said.

On 31 January, the National Research Foundation of South Africa announced that the country was the first in Africa, and the 16th overall, to become a member of the HFSP, an organisation founded in 1989 to advance international research and training in the life sciences by funding high-risk, interdisciplinary, collaborative research.

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