Who is funding African science? How are different African and international funders interacting and contributing to develop scientific research in the continent? Are there potential inadvertent synergies among research funders that can be identified? These and similar questions are at the heart of this research project. Building on our previous developments on the study of funding acknowledgements in African scientific publications, we are going one step further in the conceptualization of the use of funding acknowledgements for the analysis of the African scientific system.
1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018
funding, South African science