About the Research Capacity Development and Funding Office
The Research Capacity Development and Funding Office (RCFO) supports research in two main areas. The office disseminates research funding opportunities and advises researchers and postgraduate students within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences regarding the most appropriate funding opportunities for them to apply to. The RCFO manages internal faculty-specific research funding (pre- and post-award), Subcommittee C of the Research Committee of Senate funding (pre- and post-award), as well as national funding agencies related to health research (pre- and post-award).
Research capacity development activities include orientation of new faculty staff and postgraduate students, clinical research skills development courses, grant writing workshops and more. Short research information sessions on selected topics of interest are also hosted by the office. In addition, the RCFO supports the annual research output reporting process in liaison with the Division for Research Development .