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Visiting scholars' fund and visiting lecturers' fund grants

Purpose

Visiting scholars fund (VSF): to bring to UCT eminent academics from outside South Africa.

Visiting lecturers fund (VLF): to bring to UCT eminent academics based abroad, who are already in South Africa on other business as well as eminent academics who are employed at other educational institutions within South Africa.

These visiting scholars/lecturers will be expected to provide an academic stimulus by means of lectures and seminars or similar contributions within the university.

Grants contribute towards both travel and subsistence costs, for a maximum of 30 days for visiting scholars and a maximum of seven days for visiting lecturers.

Budget

The VSF and VLF budgets are allocated by the URC. Grants contribute towards both travel and subsistence costs, for a maximum of 30 days for visiting scholars and a maximum of seven days for visiting lecturers.

Eligibility

  • Permanent and T2 contract (travel must be occurring within contract period) academic staff;
  • Permanent Professional Administrative Support Services (PASS) staff affiliated to an academic department;
  • Honorary Research Associates; Emeritus Professors; Emeritus Associate Professors; Honorary Professor; Honorary Associate Professors and Senior Research Scholars who have published in accredited, subsidy-earning publications in the past year; and
  • Permanent joint academic staff (excluding registrars).

Submission process

Please check current opportunities page to see if this call is currently open. Alternatively please contact the Research Office (or see the application form R&I13) to for timelines around this call.

Researchers may apply to this grant using the visiting lecturers fund and visiting scholars fund application form (R&I13).

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 deadline date. Please ensure that you receive an acknowledgement of receipt two days after the closing date.

Conditions

After the visit, a brief report must be submitted to the committee. Researchers can use the R&I15 visiting scholar/lecturer's report template.

Contact

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

Downloads

Visiting lecturers fund (VLF) and visiting scholars fund (VSF) application form (R&I13).

Visiting scholar/lecturer's report (R&I15).