Focus and Responsibilities

The general strategy statement of the department is to:

  • Create an enabling environment for quality research
  • Excel in providing support to develop research capacity
  • Streamline and standardise research support processes to improve the quality of research
  • Support towards enhancing excellence and visibility of researchers and research programmes

 

Contribution to NWU Annual Performance Plan 2020

Goal 2: Intensify research and innovation

The implementation of this goal will be achieved through:

2.3 Successful completion of Doctoral Review

2.4 Improving of research productivity

2.5 Strengthening international research and impact of research to position NWU as an internationally recognized university of consequence

2.6 Creating and maintaining a conducive, sustainable and supportive environment to advance research excellence

 

Our focus for 2020 is on:

Research Development

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

 

Contacts

Research Development

(APP G2 – 2.4, 2.6)

Research Development Planning

  • Research Skills and Training Register
  • Research Ethics and Supervision Training Framework
  • Research Development Plan

 

Zama Kose

 

 

0182852076

Research Capacity Development

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships  Programme
  • DST/NRF Internship Programme
  • Universities Capacity Development Programme (UCDP): Emerging Researchers, Mobility Grants, Mentorship Support, Informal Academic Professional Development, Student Academic Career, Development (Student and Mentorship Programme – NESP)
  • Advanced Qualifications: NWU Staff Discount Scheme

MPE Meintjies

 

 

0182994856

 

Management of Research funds

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Management of Research funds (APP G2 - 2.3)

Pre-Award Management

  • Management of NRF Evaluation and Rating (Pre-Award process only)
  • Manage of NRF, MRC &Other research funding applications (Pre-Award process only)
  • Communication of Research Funding
  • Management of South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI)

(Pre-Award process only)

  • Briefing and Training Sessions for researchers and students

Funanani Lavhelani

 

 

 

0182994789

Post-Award Management

  • Grant holder awards
  • Grant holder linked bursaries
  • Block Grants
  • Freestanding Travel Grants and Bursaries
  • Freestanding Post Doc Research Grants and Bursaries
  • SKA Student Travel Grants and Bursaries
  • External Auditing
  • THUTUKA payments
  • MRC funding
  • THRIP funding
  • NWU Postdoc funding

Johann Du Plessis

 

 

 

Heide Goedhals

 

 

 

0182994854

 

 

 

0182994855

 

Projects and Research Information Management

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Projects and

Research Information

Management

(APP G2 - 2.4, 2.5,

2.6)

  • NWU Research Landscape
  • Research Funding Mechanisms
  • THRIP projects
  • MERSETA project
  • Research Project Portfolio
  • TIA Green Coal
  • Income Generation from Research

Cora De Groot

 

 

 

Tinus Vorster

 

 

 

0817405655

 

 

 

0836546549

 

Research Ethics and Integrity

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Research Ethics and

Integrity

(APP G2 - 2.3, 2.4,

2.6)

  • Online Research Ethics Application System
  • Administrative support to faculty RECs
  • RDGC application management process
  • Creating awareness of research ethics matters

Nkosinathi Machine

 

 

 

0182994849

 

Management of Research Outputs Information

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Management of

Research Outputs

Information

(APP G2 - 2.4, 2.6)

 

  • NWU Publication and Creative outputs subsidy submission
  • Quality assurance of the research publications and creative output subsidy submission process
  • InfoEd management, implementation and maintenance
  • InfoEd system training and online support
  • 2019 Integrated Research and Innovation Report
  • Research related research report (from InfoEd) for DVC, Strategic Intelligence, Faculties and Research Entities

 

Teresa Smit

 

 

 

0182994853

 

Quality Improvement of Research

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Quality Improvement

of Research

(APP G2 - 2.3, 2.5)

  • Doctoral Review Coordination and Improvement Plan
  • Policy framework for research and innovation
  • Internal evaluation of Research Entities

Nnenesi Kgabi

 

 

 

0182994848

 

Research Excellence and Visibility

Focus (Relevant APP Goal)

Programme(s)/Project(s)

Responsibility

Contacts

Research Excellence

and Visibility

(APP G2 - 2.5, 2.6)

  • Holistic Strategy for Internationalisation of research
  • Research visibility for emerging and advanced researchers
  • Research and Innovation Awards

 

Nnenesi Kgabi

 

 

 

 

0182994848

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