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URC funding

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Overview | Alan Pifer award | Block grants | Clough Eastern Religious Fellowship | Conference travel grants | Equipment grants | Hosting a conference grants | Page costs | Short research courses & visits grants | Start-up grants | Fellows' Young Researcher Award | Vera Davie bursary | Visiting lecturers & visiting scholars grant

Hosting a Conference Grants

Purpose of the award

The purpose of these grants is to assist UCT departments or research groupings in arranging research conferences and symposia. The primary aim is to bring prominent international researchers to UCT to interact with academic staff and postgraduate students, with emphasis on support for smaller research conferences or for national society annual conferences. These grants are intended to act as seed funding to initiate conference arrangement.


The HAC budget is allocated annually by the URC.

Deadlines and meeting dates

There is one deadline and one meeting per annum.
Deadline: 27 June 2014
Meeting date: 17 July 2014


All UCT permanent academic staff are eligible. This includes those staff in the Faculty of Health Sciences who are joint staff of UCT and PGWC on UCT academic conditions of service (this does not include Registrars).

Submission process

  1. The applicant must use the correct application form (R&I16) downloaded from the forms website.
  2. The applicant must ensure that the application is correctly endorsed by the HOD and Dean.
  3. The applicant must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the Research Office on or before the deadline date.
  4. No late or retrospective applications are accepted.

Criteria for assessment of applications

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Contact us

Bronwen Cloete
Tel: 021 650 5110


*URC Funding Opportunities 2014*

R&I Application forms