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Monday, 21 January 2019
PhD study in the Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine

PhD study in the Institute of Infectious Disease & Molecular Medicine

 

Purpose

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has awarded a research grant to the coordinator (A/Prof.  Reto Guler) of the international consortium “PravaTB” for a 4-year project to evaluate the safety and efficacy of pravastatin to reduce inflammation after tuberculosis treatment. This projects includes the investigation of immunological and blood biomarkers, blood transcriptional and proteomic profiling by ELISA/luminex, RNAseq, mass spectrometry and macrophage assays (phagosomal, autophagy and ex vivo M. tuberculosis growth) of study participants. This fellowship aims to recruit a talented candidate to pursue PhD in the research group of A/Prof. Reto Guler starting 21 February 2019.

                                                                                                                                         

Conditions

  1. Applicants may not previously have held full-time professional or academic posts.
  2. No service or services is required in return for the fellowship.
  3. The successful incumbent will be required to comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the doctoral sector.

 

Value and tenure

  1. The value of the fellowship is R 180’000 per annum with secured funding for 4 years.
  2. The value of the fellowship will increase in the second year and subsequent years.
  3. Renewal for the second year and subsequent years will be considered on evidence of satisfactory academic progress.
  4. The fellowship is in accordance with the SARS Guidelines is tax-exempt.

 

Academic Conditions

  1. This fellowship seeks to attract outstanding candidates with a strong work ethics that are self-motivated and driven.
  2. Ability to work under pressure subject to deadlines and high professional and academic standards.
  3. This fellowship is only available to individuals who have achieved the master degree and graduated in Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology or Biochemistry.
  4. The doctoral research fellow (DRF) will be directly responsible to A/Prof. Reto Guler.
  5. Dr. Guler will provide the operational research costs from his EDCTP grant.
  6. All necessary equipment and laboratory spaces are in place to meet the demands of the project.
  7. The applicant will be required to write SOPs and will be responsible for specimen storage and sample analysis.
  8. The applicant will work in close association with the clinical trial group and must be on standby, reachable by WhatsApp Messenger, when valuable specimens arrive in the lab for processing and analyzing.  
  9. Applicant should be actively involved in research in “Immunology of Infectious Diseases” and have experience and/or interest in clinical immunology with skills in PBMC isolation, generation of monocyte-derived human macrophages, molecular biology and standard immunological techniques. As part of their professional development, candidates must participate in weekly departmental activities including Progress Reports and Journal Club presentations.
  10. Previous exposure to clinical work and received GCP training is recommended but not necessary.

 

Application procedure

All applications should include:

  1. A letter of motivation stating the applicant’s areas of expertise, research interests and experience.
  2. A CV including a list of publications and details of acquired laboratory techniques.
  3. One or two reference letter from academics, who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant.
  4. If you do not receive feedback within six weeks of the deadline, please assume that your application has not been successful.

 

Applications should be directly emailed to Principal Investigator A/Prof. Reto Guler (reto.guler@uct.ac.za) before 7 February 2018.

 

The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications. The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of award or to make no awards at all.

Monday, 21 January 2019
Funding opportunity: Point-of-care technologies

Funding opportunity: Point-of-care technologies

 

The Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN) is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the NIH. C-THAN seeks collaborative research projects to develop novel point-of-care technologies (POCT) aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment monitoring of HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). If successful, projects should be viable candidates for commercial development. Awards will be up to $100,000.

See the full solicitation for more details: https://cimit.net/web/c-than/solicitations

Monday, 21 January 2019
UEC Research Equipment Call for 2019

Faculty-prioritised Large Equipment Grants

Deadline for Applications to Faculty Equipment Committees: 22 February 2019

(Please send queries to your Faculty Equipment Committee representative – see table below)

 

Purpose:

The purpose of these grants are to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of large research equipment. The University Equipment Committee (UEC) considers applications from Faculties for strategic equipment items that are not covered in the conventional way by Faculty Equipment Committees.

 

Eligibility:

 

UCT researchers are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Permanent academic staff; or
  • Joint PGWC/UCT academic staff in Health Sciences on UCT Conditions of Service (excluding registrars).

 

Honorary Research Associates; Emeritus Professors; Emeritus Associate Professors; Honorary Professors; Honorary Associate Professors and Senior Research Scholars are NOT eligible to apply.

Those who wish to have access to new equipment must form part of research groupings and may not be the Principal Applicant.

 

Submission process:

  • The applicant must only use the correct and most recent application form for this call - R&I18 downloadable from http://www.forms.uct.ac.za/ri18.doc Please read the first page of the form carefully and complete all sections.
  • Department/individual researchers must make applications directly to the Faculty Equipment Committee, who will prioritize applications before they reach the UEC.

 

 

Details of the Faculty Equipment Committee representatives

Faculty

 

Contact details

UEC Representative           

Prof Jonathan Blackburn

jonathan.blackburn@uct.ac.za

List: Departmental Research Committee (DRC)

 

http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/research/frc

 

Enquiries

Carlette Hlungwani

research.health@uct.ac.za

 

  • The application form must be accompanied by at least two recent quotes.
  • The application must describe how the equipment will advance the research strategies of the University, the Faculty, and the Department.
  • The motivation must include that the appropriate infrastructural support and staffing has been investigated, and that the physical space required is available.  
  • Applicants must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the DRC. Date to be determined by DRCs.

List: Departmental Research Chairs (DRCs)  http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/research/frc

  • DRCs must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed applications reach the Faculty Equipment Committee by 22 February 2019.

DRCs please submit your Department’s applications and ranking via email to research.health@uct.ac.za

  • The Research Office will not accept late, retrospective or ad hoc applications.  

 

Award Conditions:

 

  • The University Equipment Committee will not be responsible for currency differences caused by delays in purchasing equipment.
  • In the event that there is a saving due to currency differences, excess funds must be returned to the UEC.
  • Copies of the invoices of the final amounts must be submitted to the Research Office.
  • A report on the expenditure of this equipment award is required to be submitted to the UEC by November 2019.

 

Timeline:

 

  • Applications to reach DRCs: (date to be determined by DRCs): List: Departmental Research Chairs (DRCs)  http://www.health.uct.ac.za/fhs/research/frc
  • Applications to reach the Faculty Equipment Committee Representative: 22 February 2019
  • FRC Meeting to prioritise UEC applications: 08 March 2019
  • Faculty Equipment Committees to submit prioritised applications to the Research Office for UEC review: 20 March 2019
  • Funding outcome to Faculty Equipment Committee Representatives:  late April 2019

 

Note:

 

  • Due to changes in the funding structure of the UEC, there is likely to be a second call for large equipment grants in May 2019 for funding in January 2020.
Monday, 21 January 2019
URC Conference Travel Grants 2019 - 2020

The call for Conference Travel Grant applications will be opening shortly. Round 1 applications will open for all National and International conferences taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2019.

If your conference is taking place between 01 March 2019 and 30 June 2019, please submit an ad hoc application form.

The second call for applications (Round 2) will open during August 2019 for all conferences taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2020.

The purpose of the award is to allow recipients to present the results of their recent research to a relevant audience at a conference or meeting of appropriately high academic standing.

Please note: URC Conference Travel funds should not be the primary source of funding for applicants as the URC is unable to fund 100% of eligible costs.

For more information please contact Jacqueline Sylvester at Jacqueline.Sylvester@uct.ac.za

Monday, 21 January 2019
Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) Research Equipment Call for 2019

 

Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) Research Equipment Call for 2019

Faculty-prioritised Research Computer Grants

 

Deadline for Applications to Faculty Computing/IT Committees: 2019

(Please send queries to your Faculty Committee representative- see Table 1 below)

 

Purpose:

The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of medium size

R50 000 to R500 000) computer related hardware and software.

 

Should you wish to apply for large computer equipment (>R500,000), please submit to ACC as part of this call, considering the following:

 

  • These applications must be part of a coordinated effort with one or more of the following - e-Research, Data Institute and ICTS.
  • Applications directed to the NRF NEP application mechanism, please contact Natalie le Roux (natalie.leroux@uct.ac.za) at the UCT Research Office to ensure that the application deals explicitly with the NRF requirements

 

The Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) considers applications from Faculties for strategic research related computer equipment and software items that are not covered in the conventional way by Faculty Equipment IT Committees.

 

Eligibility:

UCT researchers are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Permanent academic staff; or
  • Joint PGWC/UCT academic staff in Health Sciences on UCT Conditions of Service (excluding registrars), or
  • T2 contract staff on academic conditions T2, with a co-applicant from one of the above categories

Honorary Research Associates; Emeritus Professors; Emeritus Associate Professors; Honorary Professors; Honorary Associate Professors and Senior Research Scholars are NOT eligible to apply. Those who wish to have access to new computer equipment and software must form part of research groupings and may not be the Principal Applicant.

Submission process:

  • Department/individual researchers must make applications directly to the ACC representatives (see Table 1 below).

 

Table 1: Details of the Faculty ACC representatives

Faculty

Committee

ACC Representative

Contact details

Humanities

Humanitec

A/Prof K Thomas

 

Email: Kevin.Thomas@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650-4608

Health Sciences

Research Committee

Ms Carlette Hlungwani

Email:  research.health@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 406-6087

Commerce

Commerce IT

Prof M Wittenberg

 

Dr J Ophoff

 

Email: Martin.Wittenberg@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650-5243

Email:  Jacques.Ophoff@uct.ac.za

Tel:  021 650-4387

EBE

EBE Faculty IT Committee

Prof E van Steen

 

A/Prof S Skatulla

 

Email: Eric.VanSteen@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650-3796

Email:  Sebastian.skatulla@uct.ac.za

Tel:  021 650-2595

 

Science

Science Faculty IT Committee

Dr T Dietel

 

Prof B Hewitson

 

Email: Thomas.dietel@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650-3325

Email:  Bruce.Hewitson@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021  650-2878

Law

Law IT Committee

Mr R Bradstreet

 

A/Prof T Schonwetter

 

Email: Richard.bradstreet@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650-4501

Email:  Tobias.schonwetter@uct.ac.za

Tel:  021 650-3914

 

  • The application form accompanied by recent quotes must provide details on the projected lifetimes and motivations for each item. These motivations must show that the appropriate infrastructural support for the functioning of each item has been investigated. 
  • The applicant must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the relevant faculty committee, as listed in table 1, by the deadline date of 8th March 2019. Please submit your application via email or in hardcopy to your relevant faculty committee (see Table 1 above for details).
  • The relevant faculty committee prioritises the requests and submits the applications to the ACC via the Research Office. Faculty representatives may post hardcopies to Research Support Services, Research Office, 2 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray or e-mail them to researchfunding@uct.ac.za.
  • The Research Office will not accept late or retrospective applications as well as ad hoc applications.  

 

Award Conditions:

  • Applicants must be able to show that they have tried to get funding elsewhere, i.e. demonstrated fundraising effort is important. If part of the funding is going to be solicited from outside bodies, it is mandatory that a donor prospect clearance be obtained from the Development Office before approaching the ACC.
  • The Advanced Computing Committee will not be responsible for currency differences caused by delays in purchasing equipment.
  • In the event that there is a saving due to currency differences, excess funds must be returned to the ACC.
  • Copies of the invoices of the final amounts must be submitted to the Research Office.
  • A report on the expenditure of this equipment award is required to be submitted to the ACC in November 2019.

 

Timelines:

Applications to reach the Advanced Computing Committee Representative: 8th March 2019

Relevant Faculty IT committee representatives to submit applications to the Research Office for ACC review:   30th March 2019

Funding outcome to Advanced Computing Committee Representatives:  12th April 2019 

 

Thursday, 3 January 2019
MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2019

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner

 

For more information please visit https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/arl-2019/mrc-dfid-african-research-leader-scheme-2019/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Thursday, 3 January 2019
Call for applications: Phase 2 of the DHET University Staff Doctoral Programme (USDP)

Call for applications

Phase 2 of DHET University Staff Doctoral Programme (USDP)

 

Closing date: 25 January 2019

 

Applications must be completed online via this link (click here)

(Applicants to please email Amanda Barratt a brief summary for UCT’s internal tracking of submissions)

 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) is implementing the University Staff Doctoral Programme (USDP). The first Phase of this programme was launched in July 2018 with the Department partnering with the United States universities in supporting the development of academics who are employed by South African Universities specifically to pursue PhDs/Doctoral studies. The Department has partnered with the British Council to initiate the second Phase of the USDP which is planned to commence in the academic year of 2019. This is a DHET – British Council partnership to implement the next phase of the USDP through collaborations between South African and UK universities.

Universities are therefore invited and encouraged to take this opportunity of leading a USDP programme that will see our academics enrolling for PhDs/Doctoral studies in collaboration with UK universities. The Call will close on 25 January 2019.

This is a call for universities to apply for a grant to enable partnership discussions and joint programme development in support of doctoral training for South African academics. This is an exciting opportunity to forge new links and partnerships and to strengthen existing links between SA and UK universities.

This collaboration grants call is a preparatory phase for the USDP Phase 2 proposal submissions where SA-UK universities will be required to submit their final proposals in support of doctoral training for academics at SA institutions. Through this call a maximum of 15 grants to the value of GBP 5,000-10,000 (ZAR 180,000) will be awarded to SA and UK universities.

Attached is a summary of the call.

Please follow the link below for applications:

https://www.britishcouncil.org.za/programmes/education/sa-uk-university-staff-doctoral-programme

Thursday, 3 January 2019
Call for applications: UCT-ARUA Collaborative Research Project Grants

UCT-ARUA COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

Call for funding applications

Closing date: 31 JANUARY 2019

ARUA application form

PhD Mobility application and conditions

 

The UCT-ARUA Collaborative Research Project grants consist of a once-off contribution of up to R50,000 towards the running and / or travel costs for the UCT PI of a collaborative research project that must have as primary collaborator a partner from a non-South African member of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), and at least one additional collaborator from (i) the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) or (ii) the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) or (iii) a non-South African member of the BRICS Network University (BNU).

 

Grants may also include a three-year UCT Mobility Doctoral Package to a student whose research is embedded in the collaboration. These UCT Mobility Doctoral Packages consist of a capped contribution to the study and travel costs of a student who is registered for the first year of doctoral study at the time of application and who works in a department (maximum 12 hours per week) on projects relating to his/her research, and where the supervisor can source further bursary support to ensure that the student holds no less that R150,000 for each year.

 

These grants aim to:

  • Initiate or strengthen collaborative research projects between the Principal Investigators (PIs) based at UCT and at the partner institutions to (i) produce co-authored publications; and / or (ii) train doctoral students through the proposed UCT Mobility Doctoral Packages; and / or (iii) jointly leverage external funds through collaborative research proposals.
  • Give doctoral students embedded in the collaborative project the opportunity to advance their research in the context of a collaborative, international partnership and to spend time at the ARUA partner university.
  • Strengthen international collaboration that might include co-supervision or joint training of doctoral students.
  • Establish partnerships between UCT and its main networks excluding South African members of these networks.

 

NOTES:

 

  1. Please note that funding is limited and the grants are therefore likely to be highly competitive. There are a maximum of 15 research grants for PIs (valued at a maximum of R50,000 each) and six UCT Mobility Doctoral Packages (as described above).
  2. Researchers may apply for the PI grant only in the first instance, although preference will be given to applications that include the training of doctoral students.
  3. A successful PI applicant who still needs to recruit a doctoral student may nominate a student until 15 March 2019.
  4. The UCT Mobility Doctoral Package described here should not to be confused with the UCT Doctoral Packages (the latter is not available through this call).
  5. A UCT Mobility Doctoral Package and a UCT Doctoral Package cannot be held concurrently.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

The UCT Principal Investigator (PI) can be,

  • a permanent staff member appointed on academic conditions of employment or
  • a joint Provincial Government of the Western Cape/UCT academic staff (excluding registrars) or
  • a contract staff member on condition that the employment contract is valid for the duration of the grant period.

 

Students nominated for a UCT Mobility Doctoral Package should meet the following criteria:

  • be registered for their first year of full-time doctoral study at the University of Cape Town at the time of applying for a UCT Mobility Doctoral Package;
  • have achieved an excellent honours (where applicable) degree with a minimum average of 75%;
  • have achieved a good master’s degree (preferably with distinction); and
  • the proposed doctoral project must be embedded in the larger collaboration between the UCT PI and his/her partners.

 

FUNDING

 

The grants are capped as follows:

  1. A grant of up to R50,000 per application as a contribution to the PI’s costs. These funds may be used towards running or travel costs.
  2. The UCT Mobility Doctoral Package is  made  up  of  (i) a doctoral scholarship of   R86,500  (tuition  fees  of  R16,500 and living costs of R70,000) per annum, for a maximum of three years and (ii) a further once-off award in the form of a Travel Grant of up to R50,000 to assist the student with the cost of travelling to the ARUA partner institution.
  3. The UCT Mobility Doctoral Package will be awarded on the condition that:
  • the academic department in which the student is registered provides the student with part-time employment relating to his / her research for up to a maximum of 12 hours per week; and
  • the academic department assists the student with the sourcing of further bursary support to ensure that the student holds no less than R150,000 for the year.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

 

The following considerations will apply when evaluating applications:

  1. The collaborative project objectives must include a clear indication of proposed research outputs, such as peer-reviewed, co-authored publications or doctoral graduates that have gained some international and collaborative experience.
  2. The doctoral project for which funding is sought must be outlined and clearly embedded in the overarching collaboration between the PI and their research partners.
  3. The main collaborator in the partnership must be based at a non-South African ARUA member.
  4. The partnership must include at least one additional collaborator from either the WUN or IARU or a non-South African member of the BNU.
  5. There should be evidence of mutual complementarity between project partners reflected in the partners’ CVs.
  6. There should be evidence of growth potential of the project.

 

The following considerations will be an added advantage:

  • Proposed outputs that include the development of collaborative grant proposals that will leverage external funds.
  • Multiple-way partnerships.
  • The existence of a UCT team of researchers, which includes postgraduate students and / or postdoctoral fellows.

 

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

The PI needs to submit a narrative and financial report 12 months after the grant was awarded. A template will be provided for this purpose.

Recipients of the UCT Mobility Doctoral Package will be required to provide bi-annual narrative and financial reports. These are due each year on 30 June and 31 December respectively until the student graduates.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

  1. The UCT PI needs to submit an electronic application using the application form – see first attachment.
  2. If a successful applicant has not nominated a student at the time of applying for the research grant, but wishes to nominate one, he / she could submit such nominations to Wilna Venter (wilna.venter@uct.ac.za) until 15 March 2019. Complete sections 7 & 8 of the grant application form for this purpose.
  3. For the grant conditions and application form for the UCT Mobility Doctoral Package scholarship, see second attachment. For additional information, please contact Wilna Venter (wilna.venter@uct.ac.za).
  4. Application forms together with the required documents need to be submitted electronically to researchfunding@uct.ac.za by the due date, 31 January 2019.
  5. No incomplete or late applications will be considered.

 

Thursday, 3 January 2019
NRF ONE CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Dear Researchers

Attached find a communiqué from the Desk of Dr Ndanduleni B. Nthambeleni, Executive Director: Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA), National Research Foundation (NRF).

Please be advised that the Research Office will implement internal deadlines to avoid the bulk of applications being submitted immediately before the cut-off dates, leaving staff no time to process them.

Applications not received by the UCT internal deadlines will therefore unfortunately not be reviewed.

Thursday, 13 December 2018
RF CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: NRF-JINR Research Grants

NRF CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES

National Research Foundation - Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (NRF-JINR) Research Grants

UCT’s internal closing date: 11 February 2019 at 09h00

Please direct all queries to Robyn.Udemans@uct.ac.za

Framework
Application Form

 

BACKGROUND

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is an independent, multinational research agency located in Dubna, Russian Federation, and conducts both theoretical and practical research, mainly in the fields of elementary particle physics, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics.

The associate membership to JINR provides the South African research community with access to world-class research facilities at the JINR, and networking opportunities with the global JINR scientific community. As part of an agreement, three-year research grants are awarded to South African researchers in collaboration with researchers at JINR laboratories. Funding is also made available to researchers in South Africa to host JINR research experts for short periods of up to three weeks, in order to enrich local expertise in their field.

RESEARCH AREAS

Researchers are eligible to apply in the following research areas hosted by and associated with the JINR laboratories indicated:

 

Research Area

                    JINR Laboratory

Theoretical Physics

  • Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (BLTP)

Elemental Particle Physics

  • Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics (VBLHEP)

Nuclear Physics

  • Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (FLNP)
  • Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR)
  • Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems (DLNP)

Condensed Matter Physics

  • Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics (FLNP)
  • Laboratory of Radiation Biology (LRB)

Networks, Computing

  • Laboratory of Information Technologies (LIT)

Applied Research

  • Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions (FLNR)
  • Laboratory of Radiation Biology (LRB)
  • Laboratory of Information Technologies (LIT)

New facilities under construction

Information and Computing

  • Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex

Heavy ion accelerator

  • Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility (NICA)

 

This call involves a two-stage submission process. Phase 1 is for submission of the Concept Note. Phase 2 will be a close call for Full Proposals. Only applicants who pass the Phase 1 review will be invited to submit full proposals in Phase 2.

 

FUNDING FOR SUCCESSFUL PHASE 2 APPLICANTS

Funding will be available for a maximum of three (3) years for South African researchers, collaborators, postdoctoral fellows, masters and doctoral students.

Funding will cover the following costs:

  • Running expenses: includes any running costs incurred during the short- and long-term stays at the JINR;
  • Short-term visits: for a  maximum  period of three (3) months at JINR for PIs, collaborators, postdoctoral fellows, masters and doctoral students;
  • Long-term visits: for 3 to 12 months at JINR for PIs, collaborators, postdoctoral fellows, masters and doctoral students;
  • Return economy airfare to Russia for PIs, collaborators, postdoctoral fellows and masters and doctoral; and
  • Hosting of JINR experts in South Africa for up to three (3) weeks.

 

ELIGIBILITY

UCT researchers based in South Africa, and employed full-time, are eligible to apply as the Principal Investigator (PI).  If on contract, the contract should be for at least the duration of the funding period.

  • All applicants must have a proven research track record in one of the JINR research areas.
  • The proposed research project must be aligned to one of the JINR research areas.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR PHASE 1

PHASE 1: Concept Note

  • Update your CV on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za;
  • Complete and sign the attached Concept Note Application Form. Important to note: the application must include a clear justification of why the proposed research work cannot be undertaken using existing research infrastructure in South Africa.
  • Email the completed form with attachments, if any, to Robyn.Udemans@uct.ac.za by Monday, 11 February 2019 at 09h00.

The Research Office will arrange for the Designated Authority signature and submit the endorsed final form to the NRF by the deadline.

 

PHASE 2: Full Proposal

Applicants with successful Concept Note will be invited to submit a full proposal in March 2019 for a three-year research grant on the NRF Online Submission System. The full proposal must be developed jointly by the UCT researcher and the collaborating researcher at the JINR. Submitted applications will undergo a merit review through a virtual peer review process by a panel of experts working in conjunction with the NRF and JINR. Proposals selected for funding will be based on the recommendations of the review and will be ratified by the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), comprised of representatives of the NRF, DST and the JINR.

 

Please be advised that the UCT Research Office may not review and provide feedback for Concept Notes not submitted by Monday, 11 February 2019, 09h00.

 

Please see the attached Framework document for more information about this Call.

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