| 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: 31 May each year
Meeting date: July each year
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).
- The applicant must use the correct application form (R&I16) downloaded from the forms website.
- The applicant must ensure that the application is correctly endorsed by the HOD and Dean.
- The applicant must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the Research Office on or before the deadline date.
- No late or retrospective applications are accepted.
Criteria for assessment of applications
- Applications must be for conferences to take place in the following year.
- The Department or Group must be able to attract international leaders to UCT.
- The Department or Group must have a strong and productive research team in the area of the proposed conference.
- The Department or Group must have a strong nucleus of productive research students of high calibre who will benefit from participation in the conference.
- The proposed conference, which may be open or closed, must further the development of research at UCT.
- The Department or Group must partly contribute to the financing of the conference. This contribution should be over and above the provision of space and routine facilities and support.
- The application must indicate expected research output. Please note that peer reviewed output that generates subsidy carries a higher weighting.
- Applications will be required to be endorsed by the Head of Department. Where there is more than one application per department, the Dean must prioritise the applications.
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