WRC Proposal Submission Cycle 2014/15
WRC Proposal Submission Cycle 2014/15
Proposers, who are registered on the WRC Proposal Submission (FMS) System, must use the same user-id and password that they have used in the past. First-time users will have to register as new users of the FMS system. Please do not confuse the WRC community membership login with the proposal submission (FMS) login as they link to totally different systems. We also recommend that first-time users attend a WRC 101 workshop to familiarise themselves with the WRC proposal submission system as well as proposal and contract management requirements. For further details on the WRC 101 courses (to be held in Johannesburg/Pretoria; Cape Town, Durban and East London in April and May 2014) please consult the WRC website: www.wrc.org.za or contact Mrs Zagry Scholtz [email:firstname.lastname@example.org].
All proposals, both Open and Directed, have to be submitted on-line via the web-based submission system. The Guidelines for Proposal Preparation and Submission document can be downloaded from the web. This document contains valuable information that will assist in the preparation of proposals and also provides clear pointers regarding the submission process. Proposers are strongly advised to download a copy and familiarise themselves with the requirements for proposal preparation and submission (the web-based submission screens do not include the explanatory details contained in the Guidelines document).
Any concerns relating to the Fund Management System (FMS) can be logged via email@example.com
Proposers are strongly encouraged to complete their submissions as early as possible to avoid last minute bottlenecks and possible problems due to system overload.
Upon submission, each proposal should contain the following documents (failure to submit all documentation will result in automatic rejection during the pre-screening process:
1. Completed proposal submitted on FMS.
2. Valid tax clearance certificate at the time of proposal submission.
3. Confirmation of BEE status (where applicable).
4. Declaration of Interest (SBD4 form).
The proposed schedule of dates for both the Open and Directed proposal funding streams is provided below. Any changes will be announced on the WRC’s website.
Proposal Submission Schedule for 2014 (For funding to commence on April 2015)
1. Open Proposals
· Call for open proposals by Special Announcement on the WRC website. This will be accompanied by:
a) A list of thrusts and programmes (research areas) to be addressed; and
b) b) An indication of funds available against each research area.
Deadline for submission of Open proposals . System for on-line submission closes.
3 June (Monday)
Publication of Terms of Reference (ToRs) and Call for Proposals by Special Announcement on the WRC website. (Please visit pages: Research/ Research Opportunities/Research Opportunities and ToRs )
Deadline for submission of open proposals .System for online submission closes.
Completion of internal pre-selection of proposals and nomination of reviewers (in accordance with specific screening criteria).
25 July (Friday)
Reviewer finalization and invitation. External review process commences.
12 September (Friday)
Deadline for submission of completed external reviews to the WRC.
RM Consolidated Review Completion.
Deadline for submission of internal (KSA) assessments and recommendations to the WRC Executive.
Final selection of proposals by WRC Executive.
Communication to proposers of acceptance/rejection of proposals for funding.
Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by project leaders to the WRC.
10 December -31 January 2015
30 January 2015 ( Friday)
1-28 February 2015
Proposal amendment period.
Deadline for completion of proposal amendments
Preparation and posting of contracts by WRC
28 March 2015 (Friday) Deadline for receipt of signed contracts from contracting parties
1 April 2015( Tuesday) Project funds become available
1 April -1 June 2015 Project Leader submission of student verification documents onto FMS