Scholarly cooperation between the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of Chile and The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of the Republic of South Africa Exchange Agreement [Convenio HSRC 1988]



This agreement provides for the annual exchange of scholars to participate in research, there by strengthening the scholarly co-operation between CHILE and the REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA. The scheme is not intended to be exclusive, but to be complementary to any other co-operation arrangements in these fields.


Instituciones Involucradas

  • National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT)
  • Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).



In view of the great distances involved and the shortage of research manpower, the following broad guidelines are recommended for the proposed co-operative research research between the commission and the council

  • Both countries should be able to benefit from the co-operatives research programmes.
  • All research programmes should be relevant to, and aimed at, particular problem areas, and the anticipated research results be amanable to practical implementation.
  • Individual researchers or groups of researchers in both countris should already be engaged in particular research projects with a view to the exchange of knowledge in the short term, and also with a view to the long-term promotion of the co-operative research effort.
  • In addition to their being specifically problem oriented, the research programmes should also involve the study of comparative research methodology.



  • For the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research Chile, CONICYT: Dr. Jorge Urzúa, President
  • For the Human Sciences Research Council, HSRC: Dr. J. G. Carbers, President