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Inga Jacobs-Matta 
The 2015 WRC 101 Workshop Series for all Current and Future WRC Project Leaders

The annual WRC 101 courses are back by popular demand, and this year’s series includes a special WRC 101 workshop for students working on or wanting to work on WRC projects. We do hope that you can attend. Please also distribute this letter of invitation, programme and registration form to new and potential WRC project leaders and project team members as well as interested students.

WRC 101 Gauteng (Pretoria) 9 April 2015

WRC 101 for Students (Pretoria) 10 April 2015

WRC 101 KwaZulu-Natal (Durban) 22 April 2015

WRC 101 Western Cape (Cape Town) 24 April 2015

WRC 101 North West (NWU campus tbc.) 29 April 2015

The WRC aims to create awareness about its funding priorities, the proposal cycle as well as proposal evaluation and project management processes. As such, four WRC 101 workshops will be held in 4 different regions throughout South Africa, with a 5th workshop planned specifically for students.

All current and future project leaders as well as leading researchers are invited to attend one of these workshops.  It would also be valuable for contract managers of research institutions who have been awarded WRC projects to attend this workshop, as there will be specific focus on the WRC IP policy and contractual requirements in this regard.

Not only will be the proposal cycle and review processes be discussed, but the workshop will also focus on the end-user to familiarise researchers with the internet functionalities of the WRC web-based proposal management and funding system.

Venue details will be sent to all those that have registered by the deadline, 3 April 2015 and upon confirmation of space available.

Financial assistance for travel and accommodation

The WRC has limited financial resources available for delegates who wish to attend a regional WRC 101. Terms and Conditions: Preference will be given to applicants that are from provinces other than Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape and the North West, as well as applicants from higher education institutions. Please also note that we will not fund travel to other provinces if there is a WRC 101 workshop being conducted in the province in which you reside. Successful applicants will need to make their own travel arrangements and complete a travel claim form the WRC. Reimbursement will occur only after submission of a complete S&T claim form and accompanying receipts. Please note that financial assistance is not automatic, and interested parties must submit a short motivation to Ms Mmatsie Masekwa via email: mmatsiem@wrc.org.za no later than 3 April 2015. Only upon approval by the WRC and upon receipt of a confirmation of funding by the WRC will you be eligible for financial assistance for travel and accommodation. Individual claims may not exceed R5000 per person.

RSVP by not later than 3 April 2015 by completing the attached registration form and sending it to Ms Mmatsie Masekwa at mmatsiem@wrc.org.za.

Click below for the accompanying documents.

Invitation Letter

Registration form

Draft Programme

Draft Students Programme




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