2018/19 SPECIAL CALL - For short term research projects is now open for submissions. Please refer to the attachments below for call announcement, topics and prescribed concept note template.
Appendix A STRP Topics 18-19
Concept Note Template 2018-19v3
WRC Concept Notes Call for STRP 18 - 19
Proposal Submission Cycle 2018/19
Proposal Submission Cycle 2018/19
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 on 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 FMS as well as the proposal and contract management requirements.
For further details on the WRC 101 courses (to be around the Republic of South Africa) please consult the WRC website: www.wrc.org.za or contact Mr Vhafunani Tshishonga [email@example.com].
For further details on the WRC 101 courses (to be around the Republic of South Africa) please consult the WRC website: www.wrc.org.za or contact Mr Vhafunani Tshishonga [firstname.lastname@example.org
All proposals, both Open and Directed, have to be submitted on-line via the FMS. The Guidelines for Proposal Preparation and Submission document can be downloaded from the WRC's website. 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 FMS screens do not include the explanatory details contained in the Guidelines document).
Any concerns relating to the FMS can be logged on 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 for project leader/proposers.
The dates that appears below represents the WRC’s time frames for both Open and Directed proposal funding streams. Any changes will be announced on the WRC’s website.
Proposal Submission Timeframes for 2018 (For funding that will commence on 1 April - 30 June 2019)
1. Call for Proposals: Open and Directed Streams
Deadline for submission of KSA's, Thrust and Programmes Priorities and budgets, including terms of reference that must be in the 2018 call for proposals
Call for open proposal by Special Announcement on the WRC website
This will be accompanied by:a) A list of thrusts and programmes (research areas) priorities to be addressed; andb) An indication of budgets and/or funds available against each research area.
Completion of internal pre-selection of proposals and nomination of reviewers (in accordance with specific screening criteria) by the Research Manager.
27 July 2018
Deadline for submission of completed external reviews to the WRC.
Research Managers start and complete consolidation of reviews and KSAs conduct internal assessment and make recommendations to the Research and Development Branch
Research and Development Branch meets and considers KSAs recommendations and make final (branch) recommendations to the WRC Executive
Deadline for submission of final and/ or internal (KSA) evaluations and Consolidation of final (branch) recommendations to the WRC Executive
WRC Executive meets and considers recommendations by the Research and Development Branch and makes final selection of proposals to be funded during the 2019/ 2020 financial year
The outcome of the WRC Executive funding decision i.e. acceptance/rejection of proposals - are communicated to proposers
16 November 2018
Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by project leaders/ proposers to the WRC