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Overview

The Faculty secures and accesses two primary streams of funding.

  1. Internal funds are sourced and secured from within the University's funding infrastructure.
  2. External funds are sourced and secured from agencies, donors and councils external to the University.

Both funding streams are available to staff in various positions (and towards general project types) within the Humanities.

External Funding

External funds are sourced and secured from agencies, donors and councils external to the University. Funds are available for a wide range of applicants, including both staff and students.

Mellon Staff Development Grant

Applications are open for the Mellon foundations fund Research and Publications Support for Humanities Staff members who have completed a PhD not more than 5 years before the time of application. 

Mellon Staff Development application form

Visiting Scholars

Staff and Students

The Andrew Mellon Foundation: Research and Publication Support for Younger Scholars on Wits staff 

Mellon Staff Development application form


National Research Foundation

"The objective of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to support and promote research through funding, human capacity development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of the natural and social sciences, humanities and technology, including indigenous knowledge systems."

http://www.nrf.ac.za/funding/

The NRF presently uses two online systems.  Please encourage staff members and postgraduate students to register on the main system , complete their CV’s and keep the information updated. This makes the application process so much simpler at NRF Submission as the CV information is drawn in from the Online system to applications.

Internal Funding

Internal funds are sourced and secured from within the University's funding infrastructure. Internal funds are generally only available to staff members, with some exceptions.

Staff funding

 

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award

The purpose of the award is to stimulate research and research-related scholarly activities by acknowledging and rewarding a quite exceptional worker who has been engaged in research and more general scholarly activity at the University. The award is open to all full-time academic staff of the University, whose age on 31 December will be not less than 38 and not more than 65. It is to the candidate’s advantage to be in possession of a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification, but not essential. No previous winner may apply, but previous unsuccessful applicants may do so. The monetary value of the award is announced annually.

Research funding (with restrictions)

  • Andersen Capelli
    Directed towards research and travel support for staff on sabbatical and is consequently only available to staff whose sabbatical leave has been confirmed.

  • Friedel Sellschop Award
    Earmarked to support the work of very exceptional applicants below the age of 35. It is only available to full-time PhDs or equivalent, not older than 35.

The University particularly wishes to recognise and encourage exceptional young researchers. To this end, a special category of research grant has been made available by the University Research Committee to qualifying researchers. Successful applicants would be supported for up to three years, subject to satisfactory annual performance reports and annual re-application. 

  • Teaching and Learning Research Grant
    Grants are usually made for amounts of R10 000 each and five grants are made annually. There is usually a call for proposals during the early part of the year and this is managed by the Secretariat in the Registrar's office. The grant is only available to permanent staff and is directed towards furthering knowledge on teaching and learning in higher education.

Enquiries: Research Office at 011 717 1231

Reports & Requests

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