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Incentives for publication and creative research outputs

​​Stellenbosch University rewards publication units (as recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training) as well as creative outputs through financial incentives.

Publication outputs (SOS funds)
An amount is awarded annually for publication units (journal articles, books and book chapters, and published proceedings) that qualify for a subsidy from the Department of Higher Education and Training. The amount awarded is determined by each Subcommittee and paid into the respective central research accounts of the qualifying department / institute / bureau / centre / division / identified group. No application is required for this funding, but outputs must have been submitted and approved during the annual survey for research outputs.

Creative Outputs (Subcommittee A only)
In conjunction with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, creative outputs are recognised in a similar way as publication units.  The amount awarded is determined annually and paid into the same account as the publication incentives. Creative outputs must be submitted to and subsequently evaluated by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.