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Dean's Discretionary Fund:

This initiative is designed to stimulate research in the faculty and to increase research outputs, with an emphasis on creative ideas for doing this. The specific purpose of the funding is to ensure that MA and PhD theses do not land up on library shelves but are published jointly by supervisors and candidates for dissemination to a wider audience.

Academic Staff

CRITERIA

  1. The aim of the funds is to stimulate research in the faculty and to increase research outputs, with an emphasis on creative ideas for doing this.
  2. Allocation of the funds will be against measurable research outputs (typically an article in an accredited journal).
  3. The committee will attempt to ensure that the funds are equitably distributed across the faculty.
  4. All recipients must provide a one page report for the first Faculty Board meeting of the following year.  The report should indicate how the funds were used and whether the goals were met. 
  5. The maximum award is R10 000.
  6. The funds should be used to support initiatives not covered by either the JRC or the DVC for Research’s Discretionary Fund.
  7. Since the money is limited, the fund will concentrate on short-term projects which could lead directly to research outputs.
  8. Preference will be given to groups comprising supervisors and candidates.
  9. The fund will be used for the following types of projects: writing breakaways, short group research trips, small research workshops in preparation of manuscripts (e.g. for an edited volume) Top-ups for conference attendance, sabbatical grants, equipment and other routine research expenditure may be covered by this fund.
  10. The committee will also consider well-motivated applications to allow staff in the faculty to complete their higher degrees.

 Please submit your application (and report) electronically to Karen Kouari, Faculty of Humanities:  k.kouari@ru.ac.za 

If you have any queries please contact Karen Kouari on the e-mail address above.

Postgraduate Students (Masters and PhD students only) 

CRITERIA

  1. The funds should be used to support initiatives not covered by either the JRC or the DVC of Research’s Discretionary Fund.
  2. Since the money is limited, the fund will concentrate on short-term projects which could lead directly to research outputs. 
  3. Group research projects involving supervisors and candidates for local research activities will be given preference. Supervisors need to commit themselves to publishing jointly with their students.
  4. The fund will be used for the following types of projects: writing breakaways, short group research trips and small research workshops in preparation of manuscripts (e.g. for an edited volume).
  5. Allocation of the funds will be against measurable research outputs typically an article in an accredited journal.  Please provide details on the plans for your research output.
  6. Local and International conference attendance can be covered by this fund if it leads to a publication.
  7. Candidates must provide a coherent research motivation on the actual research activities to be undertaken and a detailed proposed budget on the expected expenditure for these. 
  8. Evidence of submission of at least one article must be provided no more than three months after the award.
  9. All recipients must provide report for the Faculty Board.  The report should indicate how the funds were used, what publications were produced and whether the goals were met. 
  10. The maximum award normally given will be R10 000.00. 

Please submit your application (and report) electronically to Karen Kouari, Faculty of Humanities:  k.kouari@ru.ac.za

If you have any queries please contact Karen Kouari on the e-mail address above.

 

Postgraduate Funding

http://www.ru.ac.za/research/funding/  

Postgraduate Funding related queries

Tel: 046-603 8755 / 8179
Fax: 046-603 8822
e-mail: pgfunding@ru.ac.za

Research Office

http://www.ru.ac.za/research/

Research related queries

Tel: 046-603 8936
Fax: 046-603 8822
e-mail: research-admin@ru.ac.za

 

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NRF SARChI     http://hicd.nrf.ac.za/?q=node/16

South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI)

The Faculty of Humanities has three SARChI Research Chairs:

Professor RH Kaschula - Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism and Education  

Chair commencement date: January 2013

Relevance of research: The relevance of this research is directly linked to the necessity for increased status and corpus language planning in relation to African languages. It also speaks to the need for allowing cognition and understanding of conceptual material to be undertaken in a language that one understands best before transferring back to English. The relevance of the research takes into account the necessity for the increased visibility of particularly African languages as espoused by the Constitution of the country.

Professor CI Macleod - Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction 

Chair commencement date: January 2014

Relevance of research: Despite the introduction of enabling legislation, and the implementation of a range of intervention, South Africa is faced with multiple challenges surrounding sexuality and reproduction. These include: sexual coercion and violence; transactional sex; HIV infection; rape; hate crimes against sexual minorities; unwanted pregnancies and a high mortality rate. The goal of the Research Chair is to critically assess the social and human dynamics underpinning our slow progress towards full sexual and reproductive citizenship for all.

Professor Ruth Simbao - Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa 

Chair commencement date: January 2016

Relevance of research: Challenges dominant knowledge structures in the North that produce a skewed discourse on African art. Professor Simbao aims to turn around notions of privilege arguing that rather than being used and labelled by North American and European scholars, African art and scholarship is able to determine its own dominant discourses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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