Research Opportunities & ToRs
Researchers wishing to view ToRs or submit proposals must do so via the WRC's Fund Management System (FMS). Please view the documents below to ensure a smooth proposal submission cycle. The Call for Proposal 2012 document details the open thrusts and programmes available for funding. The FMS Access Guide advises how one can access the FMS to submit a WRC Proposal.
1. Call for proposals 2013
2. FMS Access Guide 2013
3. Guideline on how to write fundable proposals
4. FMS login (Please read the FMS guide 2013 before proceeding to login)
For any queries relating to the proposal submission please email email@example.com
or call Previn Pillay on 012 330 0340.
Calling all social researchers
There is a growing recognition among South African water researchers of the need to deal with social problems in the water sector through robust social science theories and methodologies, to bring these skills into multidisciplinary water research teams and to define a strategic social research agenda. The WRC Strategic Plan 2013- 2017 has as one of its main objectives a move towards a bigger role for social science.
To further this process, a WRC consultancy project has been launched to encourage the participation of social researchers in the work of the WRC. The project has produced a discussion paper on the need for and potential contributions of the social sciences to water sector research in South Africa. A first scan of the existing capacity for and interest in social research into water in South Africa is currently under way. A workshop, planned for the end of June 2013, will bring social researchers as well as researchers interested in interdisciplinary work together.
Social and interdisciplinary researchers in the water sector are invited to contact project leader Dr Victor Munnik at firstname.lastname@example.org for more background, to find out how to participate, or to get a copy of the discussion paper.
Call for submissions: WRC freelance writers corps
The Water Research Commission (WRC) is looking to establish a core of up to three specialist freelance writers for its public water science & development magazine, the Water Wheel for the year 2013/2014 read more.
Call for submissions: WRC Cover illustrator
The Water Research Commission (WRC) is looking to appoint a front cover illustrator for its public water science & development magazine, the Water Wheel for the year 2013/2014 read more .
Water Use and Waste Management : A national viewpoint is required to provide a ten year roadmap for innovation in the water and wastewater sectors of South Africa read more