Emerging researchers to benefit from WRC 101
The Water Centred Knowledge (KSA5) has initiated a process of guiding emerging researchers after noting a trend of research groups that submit proposals for the first time at the WRC. This course has turned out to be an exciting opportunity for emerging researchers. Established research groups also have new project leaders managing WRC projects.
The WRC, like any other research funding organization, has project management and administrative requirements which could seem overwhelming. In response, the WRC has developed an informative 1-day course/workshop for aspiring and new project leaders to understand the WRC research cycle, find the research priorities of the WRC and the fund allocation for each of the priorities, prepare a comprehensive proposal with tips to improve the chances of success, manage the technical, administrative and financial aspects of a WRC project, understand the contractual and financial audit requirements and know what resources are available to enhance the success of the project.
The 1st WRC 101 was hosted on 17 February 2010 at the OR Tambo, Southern Sun in Kempton Park. The event was 100% oversubscribed necessitating a repeat early in the new financial year. According to the feedback received after the first workshop, this proves to be a much –needed intervention. A second workshop was also held in 3 May at the same venue.
One of the attendees, Iske van den Berg had this to say “I would like to thank you for the WRC101 workshop I attended recently. It exceeded my expectations! I expected it to be a formality that I had to go through as a new project leader. However, I found the course exceptionally worthwhile, not only to clarify exactly what would be expected and required of me as a project leader, but also to appreciate the vision and scope of WRC. I left the day impressed by the important role of WRC and the high calibre of people it employs”.
For more information contact :
Dr Heidi Snyman
Tel: 012 330 9027