As part of the Tuberculosis Reduction through Expanded Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Screening (TREATS) project conducted by Health Systems Trust (HST) in South Africa and Zambart in Zambia, a two-year training fellowship in medical statistics, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), is being offered.
Refer to attached call for details on eligibility and application process.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: KNOWLEDGE FIELDS DEVELOPMENT GRANT 2019
UCT internal closing dates: 10th of every month until November.
(No applications can be submitted in December.)
Please direct all enquiries to Mbasa Mguye (Mbasa.Mguye@uct.ac.za)
The Knowledge Advancement and Support (KAS) Directorate provides Development Grants in an effort to support and promote the development of new fields; as well as to re-invigorate and stimulate existing fields or subfields that may be in decline. The programme thus strives to support initiatives that examine, analyse and pave the way for the advancement of knowledge fields. Development Grants will be awarded for the development of any discipline or field of research, including those in the Social Sciences, Humanities, the Law, Natural science, Engineering and Technology.
Development activities should focus on:
Knowledge Fields Development is achieved by, inter alia:
The following activities will be funded in this grant: roundtable discussions, advisory committees, workshops; forum meetings; symposia, audits of professional associations etc., in support of the development of a field, both with the research community and with other stakeholders (government; industry; etc.).
Please see page 4 of the Framework documents for activities that will not be supported.
Special note on funding for Forums
Start-up funds will be made available to support the coming together of forums that are specifically aimed at addressing the development and/or strengthening of new, “breakaway”/spinoff fields and or emerging areas or trends that arise in the national or global interest and require specific attention. Such fora will ideally be to decide on the way forward for the new initiative, with a view to it ultimately developing into a professional body or scientific organization in its own right.
Applications for forum funding must include an exposition on sustainability of the forum into the future, as well as clearly justify how they are different from the ordinary workings of an association or society.
Support for new forums will be limited to 1 event per annum for not more than 2 years.
Funding will range from a minimum of R20,000 to a maximum of R200,000 per proposal for 2019 to cover costs for travel, venue hire, operating costs and a 10% administration levy for management or co-ordination of the event. Requests for additional items can be motivated for in the application.
The NRF will release 90% of the award amount upon receipt of the signed Conditions of Grant letter. The remaining 10% will be released upon receipt and approval of the final project report to be submitted within two months after the completion of the funded activity.
UCT researchers can apply for the grant.
Students and Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply.
APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted through an online application process, via http://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za
In addition, the Research Office will submit PDF versions of the final applications to the NRF.
It is of utmost importance that applicants consult the Framework document for more detailed information about the call on this link: https://www.nrf.ac.za/sites/default/files/KFD%20Framework%20Document_2019.pdf
Please be advised that the UCT Research Office will NOT review applications submitted after UCT’s internal closing dates.
Early Career Conference Grants support early career academics – without previous international experience – to participate in an international conference held in any country other than their country of employment.
30 grants are available in 2019.
Applicants must be employed in an academic (research and/or teaching) role by an ACU member institution.
Applications are open to university staff who are less than 10 years from the start of their employment in an academic role. Academic staff who have recently returned to work after a career break can also be considered: applicants should make this clear in their application.
Applicants must not have previously worked at or attended an academic conference outside their home region.
The conference to be attended must be a recognised academic conference in a field relevant to the applicant's area of expertise in a country other than the applicant's country of employment. Applicants must give full details of their chosen conference at the time of application.
Proof of a paper submission/acceptance must be attached to the application form.
The grant must be used to participate in a conference between 1 June 2019 and 31 December 2019.
Applications to attend conferences outside these dates will not be successful.
Amount of grant
The maximum amount of each grant is GBP £2,000. Grants can be used to cover travel and visa costs, conference fees, accommodation and subsistence.
Other terms and conditions
How to apply
Applications close on Sunday 31 March 2019 at 23:59 BST.
Please direct all enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UCT Internal Deadline: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 09h00
Please direct all queries to Robyn Udemans (Robyn.Udemans@uct.ac.za)
Note: Postdoctoral fellows, students, technical & support staff are not eligible to apply.
2. FOCUS AREAS
Projects should fall within one of the following seven focus areas identified for support:
Agro-biodiversity and food security:
Human health and biocultural diversity:
Taxonomic revisions of priority South African taxa:
Note: Research is limited to South Africa (including Prince Edward and Marion Islands)
It is of utmost importance that applicants consult the attached FBIP Framework and Funding Guide for more detailed information about the programme as well as the following:
Applications for the FBIP Large Integrated Team Projects programme is managed as a two- step process:
Step 1 (this call): Applications are invited for Concept Note applications. These are assessed by a panel within 2 months of submission and a limited number (usually 2-4) will be selected for further development into full proposals in the same year (2019).
Step 2: Full proposals will be evaluated and a selection of 1 to 2 full proposals will be funded for a three-year period from 2020-2022.
No funding is available for the development of the Concept Notes. However, limited seed funding (a once-off payment of R20, 000 per team) is available to teams whose Concept Notes are selected for development into full proposals.
The range of funding available per project is R500, 000 to R2.1 million per annum for a three-year period (R1, 500,000 - R6, 300,000 in total per project, with a maximum of R2.1 million in any one year). The total amount of funding requested should not exceed R6.3 million in total. This total includes costs for both research activities and grant-linked student bursaries. Applicants are required to attach to their application the complete 3 -year budget on an MS Excel spreadsheet.
4. APPLICATION PROCESS
Concept Note applications must be submitted via the NRF Online submission .
Please be advised that the UCT Research Office will not review applications submitted after UCT’s internal closing date – Tuesday, 9 April 2019 @ 09h00.
REVISIONS - The NRF has made the following revisions to the application requirements for the PhD track:
Please direct all queries to Robyn Udemans (email@example.com)
1. EMERGING RESEARCH PROGRAMME GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
It is highly recommended that applicants who intend submitting a Thuthuka application attend the Emerging Researcher Programme (ERP) Grant Writing Workshop being hosted by the Research Office. The Thuthuka application process can be lengthy and complex, particularly for first time applicants. If you are unable to attend the full two-day workshop it is advisable to try and attend at least a part thereof (please see the attached programme).
The details of the workshop are as follows:
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, 25-26 February 2019,
Venue: Hlanganani Junction, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library from
Time 25 February from 09h30-15h00
26 February from 9h30 – 15h30
RSVP deadline: Please RSVP to Judith.Rix@uct.ac.za by no later than Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Lunch will be served.
If unable to attend the above-mentioned workshop, please inform Robyn.Udemans@uct.ac.za who will provide you with copies of the presentation and to whom all queries can be directed.
2. PURPOSE OF THUTHUKA FUNDING PROGRAMME
The primary aim of the Thuthuka funding instrument is to support the professional development of emerging researchers from designated groups (black [African, Indian and Coloured], female or disabled) to redress historical imbalances. Grants are awarded for well-structured research projects in all scientific fields that have clear aims and objectives, sound methodologies that support the study objectives and demonstrate the prudent use of funds. (The NRF does not fund any clinical trials projects.)
Whilst the primary aim of the Thuthuka funding instrument is to promote professional development of researchers from designated groups, participation of individuals from non-designated groups are not excluded. The NRF has, however, set the following targets for allocation of grants to designated groups to bring about transformation:
It is of utmost importance that applicants consult the attached Thuthuka Framework and Online Application Guide for more detailed information about the programme, its funding model, and the assessment scorecard.
3. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
4. SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PER FUNDING TRACK
Applications for funding can be submitted in one of the following three tracks:
Applications will be reviewed by the Research Office as well as by chosen discipline-specific reviewers prior to submission to the NRF. Applicants must identify and provide (to Robyn.Udemans@uct.ac.za by 18 March 2019) the contact details of at least two internal or external academics who are experts in the applicant’s field of research to provide feedback on the scientific merit of the application in order to help to strengthen the final application. We recommend that in the case of the PhD track, that the applicant’s supervisor serves as one of the reviewers. It is expected that the applicant will take responsibility for approaching the reviewers to confirm their availability to review the draft application and provide feedback by Friday, 29 March 2019 for the latest.
6. IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO NOTE
Where / To Whom?
Emerging Research Programme Grant Writing Workshop.
RSVP by Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Submission of the details of 2 discipline reviewers.
Monday, 18 March 2019 at 12h00
Complete and submit the first draft of application online.
Friday, 22 March 2019 by 12h00
Applications reviewed by the discipline reviewers and the Research Office; Feedback to be returned to applicants.
Mon 25 – 29 March 2019
Applicants to amend their applications based on the feedback received.
1 - 9 April 2019
Applicants to resubmit applications to the Research Office for a final check.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at 23h59
Please be advised that the Research Office will not review applications submitted after UCT’s internal closing date – Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at 09h00.
A £300 award is available for third year special study module (SSM) students who undertake their research projects in the Division of Endocrinology.
The award is made available through the auspices of the Society of Endocrinology, UK to a student who achieves the best mark for the SSM project conducted in Endocrinology.
It will be awarded each year for three years. Recipients will also attend the annual conference of the Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA). For further information click here
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is issuing this Notice to promote new initiatives that will solicit applications to support research under Phase 2 of the U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research. The intent of this program is to foster, stimulate, and/or expand basic, translational, behavioural and applied research that will advance scientific discovery and engage U.S. and South African researchers working collaboratively in the areas of HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS-associated malignancies, and other infectious diseases. This notice is provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications.
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: March 06, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date:July 26, 2019
Further information can be found here https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-19-032.html