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Short research courses and short visit grants

Purpose

The purpose of this URC funding is to contribute to UCT’s research output and profile. These grants are intended to support staff wishing to make short research visits or to attend short research courses abroad for no longer than two months to enhance their research productivity. The visit/course attendance must be embedded within the ambit of the applicant’s research endeavours.

Budget

The URC provides the budget for these grants. Currently this funding is limited to a maximum of R20,000 per application.

Eligibility

UCT Researchers who are:

  • permanent academic staff;
  • honorary research associates; emeritus professors; emeritus associate professors; honorary professors; honorary associate professors and senior research scholars who have published in accredited, subsidy-earning publications in the past year;
  • joint permanent academic staff (excluding registrars) • contract staff employed on academic conditions of service and who have published in accredited, subsidy-earning publications in the past year. Preference will be given to contract staff with valid NRF ratings. A track record of postgraduate training and accredited publications would be an advantage.

Submission process

  • Researchers may apply to this grant using the short research visit/course grant application form (R&I24).
  • The applicant must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the Research Office on or before the deadline date. Under no circumstances will the deadline be extended.
  • Applications for visits/courses attended retrospective to the application closing date will not be considered.
  • Hard copies may be posted to the Research Office, 2 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray or e-mailed to researchfunding@uct.ac.za (but not both) on or before the deadline date. Please ensure that you receive an acknowledgement of receipt two days after the closing date.

Conditions

  • Applicants can receive only one grant from this fund every two years.
  • Currently this funding is limited to a maximum of R20,000 per application.
  • Only one application will be considered for either a short research course or short research visit.
  • The fund is not intended to support courses (such as continuing professional development [CPD] courses) that are not linked to a research program/project as outlined in the application. The purpose of the fund is also not intended to support coursework towards obtaining postgraduate degrees by staff who are registered at universities other than UCT.
  • The applicant needs to show why a visit is necessary as opposed to using electronic communication.
  • Successful applicants must provide feedback on how the research visit/course grant was spent and the outputs resulting. A template (R&I22) is available for this feedback report.

Contact

Email researchfunding@uct.ac.za for more information.

Downloads

Short research visit/course grant application form (R&I24).

Short research visit/course report template (R&I22).