Call for Applications: Postgraduate Research Training Grant
Health Sciences Faculty Research Committee (FRC)
Submission deadline 06 August 2018
The Faculty Research Committee (FRC) has committed a budget to strategic research support awards to assist postgraduate research related projects. The intention of this award is to assist Principal Investigators to support a postgraduate related research project(s) with the vision to help fulfil the successful completion of both the project(s) and the postgraduate degree(s).
Award information: Award type: Research Training grant to assist completion of a postgraduate student research related project(s).
Value and allowable costs:
A maximum award of R30 000 towards research costs.
Research costs requested may include research consumables, other research related expenses and a contribution to the stipend of the postgraduate student.
Application for the funding must be made by the Principal Investigator (academic or research staff member in the Faculty of Health Sciences) who is the supervisor of the postgraduate student(s) (including any postgraduate degree involving a research component – Honours, MSc, PhD, MMed, etc) conducting the relevant research project(s).
Principal Investigators can apply for funds to support multiple students’ projects in one application, but are limited to one application per Principal Investigator.
Criteria for selection:
Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the FRC.
Awards will be made on a competitive basis; the main criteria is financial need such that the award will allow promising students to successfully accomplish their research projects towards the degree.
The application must provide a strong motivation as to why additional research related funding (additional expenses not anticipated at the start of the project) is needed to successfully complete the project(s). Students must be registered in the Faculty of Health Sciences or for a degree that has a Health Sciences Faculty Departmental Course code.
In the case of requests for a stipend contribution for the postgraduate student, a clear justification as to why the student has been unable to obtain sufficient funding for 2018 must be provided.
How payment is made:
Payment will be made into the Principal Investigator’s fund.
A brief report of the activities supported by the award and a financial report needs to be submitted to the Faculty Research Committee by the 31 December 2018.
How to apply:
Applications should be submitted on the template provided on the next page. Send complete applications signed by both the Principal Investigator (Supervisor) and the Head of Department to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that supervisors (not postgraduate students) must liaise directly with the Faculty Research Office (Tel: 406 6087 email@example.com) if there are any queries on this award.