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                     Stellenbosch University Research, Innovation & Postgraduate Studies   

                Division for Research Development (DRD) Newsletter - 
May 2019


SU walks away with 33 Mace Excellence Awards

Stellenbosch University (SU) was once again rewarded for excellence at the annual Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) congress awards ceremony. SU received a total of 33 awards, including the Chairperson’s Award of Excellence and Platinum Award for Research@SU100.

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Finn visits SU’s division for research development


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Postgraduate Skills Development

Click here to read more about the 2019 Postgraduate Skills Development Programme Offering.

The annual Library Research Week will take place during the week of 13-17 May.​ The theme this year is "Be a smart researcher" and students and staff can look forward to presentations on Be prepared, Be open, Be inspired and Be supported.

The Research Week will also be presented on Tygerberg campus. 
See the full programme here
Please contact Naomi Visser for enquiries: 021 808 4433 or

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Current Funding Opportunities

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Is your profile updated on the SU Knowledge Directory?
The aim of the SU Knowledge Directory is to make information about the expertise of our researchers more accessible by means of a web console which will feature on the SU website.  
The value of this directory lies therein that: prospective postgraduate students will be able to identify possible supervisors; it will assist media liaison; potential national and international research collaborators and industry partners will be able to search the directory for SU experts; 
it has the potential to promote interdisciplinary networking amongst SU researchers; and in general, it has the potential to enhance the visibility of SU research strengths and individual research expertise.
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Lunchtime information​​​-sharing sessions.
The DRD has established a series of lunchtime information-sharing sessions this year. The objective is to share information on research funding opportunities and professional support services available at SU through the DRD, and to assist academic staff, postdocs and PG students with any questions around institutional research-related processes and requirements.
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Head of Departments / Departmental Chairs Indaba

Dear HoDs (in this term we include Departmental Chairs and other equivalent roles.)
At the first Leadership Indaba for the HoDs/Chairs last year, the participants asked that we should make this an annual event at SU.
It is therefore our great pleasure to announce that the HOD Indaba will be held on
19-20 November 2019
Kindly SAVE THIS DATE in your diaries. We will be in touch in due course with more information on the exciting programme and venue.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Library & Information Services                                                       Information Technology (IT)

Library Research News blog

Did you know that the Library has a blog on library research support services? Subscribe to the blog to receive new posts in your inbox. This will also be an easy way to stay up to date with important news on products such as ORCID, Web of Science, Dimensions, amongst others.Please subscribe, this is to keep researchers and postgraduate students up to date with new research-related products, new services of the Library and general news on the Library’s research support endeavors.
Enquiries: Marié Roux
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REDCap launched for researchers
SU Research Support Services are pleased to announce the launch of Stellenbosch University’s Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) service. REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases and can be configured to meet compliance standards such as HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and FISMA. REDCap is a tool for capturing confidential information.
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The Conversation to present popular science communication workshop

The Conversation Africa is to present its popular science communication workshop on 10 June 2019. The 3-hour workshop is open to established academic staff" post-doctoral fellows and PhD candidates.

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New policy commits South Africa’s scientists to public engagement. Are they ready?
Around the world, governments are trying to bridge the perceived gap between science – what is being studied and discovered in universities and research laboratories – and the public.

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