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Useful information for funding applicants

Useful information for funding applicants

 

 

Internal process for international funding applications

 

 

Principal investigators (PIs) should submit their online application at least five days before the funder deadlines.

This pre-deadline is crucial because:

  • It allows time to address any ‘bounce-back’ of submissions where information is incorrect or missing.
  • It ensures RC&I can complete required correspondence with international funder, if necessary, regardless of time zones.
  • It is critical to give RC&I and PIs sufficient time to agree on and finalise the cost-recovery form (C1 form for Faculty of Health Sciences) because there is no room to negotiate budget after the application has been finalised.

To process applications, RC&I requires budget sign off by faculty finance. Download the costing template.

For researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences, a C1 form must be submitted three working days before the RC&I deadline.
Download the C1 form.

 

 

 

 

 

Internal process for national funding applications

 

 

Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

For researchers in health sciences:
To apply, researchers email their completed application form to the funder and copy an administrator in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Health Sciences (Lamees Emjedi). The administrator will get institutional approval from the deputy dean for research and forward this to the funder.

National Research Foundation (NRF)

Step 1: Applicants who submit applications by the internal closing deadline are guaranteed an internal review.
Step 2: Internal review is undertaken by Research Office. In rare but necessary cases – Thuthuka, CPRR and CSUR – scientific reviews are also undertaken by discipline experts.
Step 3: Feedback is provided to applicants and, if necessary, applications reopened for amendment.
Step 4: Applicants resubmit applications before the NRF final deadline.

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF)

For researchers in Health Sciences:
To apply, researchers email their completed application form to the funder and copy an administrator in the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Health Sciences (Lamees Emjedi). The administrator will get institutional approval from the deputy dean for research and forward this to the funder.

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

The method of application depends on the particular SAMRC scheme:

For the most common – the SAMRC Self Initiated Research (SIR) scheme, researchers complete an online application form and press submit. When they press submit it gets sent to an internal administrator in the Faculty of Health Sciences, who takes the application to the deputy dean for research for institutional approval. Once received, the administrator uploads this and completes the submission to the funder online.

Some of the other SAMRC schemes (e.g. SHIP) require completion of a form (Word document) that requires a signature from the institution (sometimes centrally, e.g. the deputy vice-chancellor) and then an emailed submission to the funder.

 

For more information on research funding contact the Research Support Services