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Have a look at the workshops and events for 2019.

​Wo​rkshops​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please see below for more detail on the workshops offered by the Division for Research Development in 2019.

Outline of workshop programme (which includes interactive sessions): 

GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING FUNDAMENTALS

- Basic structure of grant proposals

- Why grant proposals fail 

- Explaining peer review panels 

- The core components of a grant proposal 

- Why writing style matters 

- The budget

Date: 9 April 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 16:30
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325
Registrations are now closed

This workshop is aimed at familiarising researchers (and personnel involved in the financial- and project related matters of a research project) with the contractual aspects of research contracts. It covers the process, contractual risks, intellectual property rights, full cost and financial planning, as well as legislation applicable to research projects.

The workshop will thus give researchers more insight into the SU’s Research Contract Management policy as well as Financial- and Intellectual Property- policies and procedures. Information pertaining to the Conflict of Interest Policy, as well as the Ethics Policy relating to research contracts, will be shared with researchers.

Date: 31 May 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 14:00
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325

The basic project management skills that this workshop seeks to develop could be applied in the effective planning and management of research projects. These skills will also be useful in the preparation of competitive research project proposals.

Date: 16 July 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 16:00
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325

This interactive workshop will focus on the NRF’s evaluation and rating process. The focus is to address researchers` specific questions about the rating process and the online application itself.

SPECIFIC ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED, INCLUDE:
• How to determine when you are ready for rating
• Do`s and Don`ts when filling in the application form
• How “considerable national/international recognition” is defined
• The role of bibliometrics in the decision-making process

Date: 1 August 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 15:00
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325

THE FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP WILL BE INTERACTIVE AND WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS:
• The intelligence trap
• Problem analysis techniques
• Creativity in research
• Adding value
• Elements of a successful academic career

Date: 22 August 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 15:00
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325

The aim of the Indaba is to provide an opportunity where researchers from across the ten Faculties at SU can discuss and debate topics of common interest.

Date: 17 October 2019
Venue: STIAS
Time: 08:30 - 14:00
For more information on how to register contact:
Fadwha Patel
Email
Tel: 021 808 9325​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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The DRD established a series of lunchtime information​​​-sharing sessions for 2019. 

WHAT:                 WednesdayWiz with the DRD
WHEN:                 Always on a Wednesday on a few specific dates (the dates are indicated in the attached programme)
TIME:                   13.00 – 13.50 (the venue will be vacated before 14.00 when students arrive for their classes)
VENUE:                Lecture Room 1012, Ground Floor, Wilcocks Building 
                             (enter on Admin A side, or via main entrance on Ryneveld Street and turn left)
GOAL:                 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.