Here we provide a summary of the process you should follow, along with contact information for the people who can provide immediate assistance as you proceed to grant application. This assay focus on the pre-award process.
Step 1- Find Funding
Before you can find a grant, you need information about available options and funding agencies. We have curated a page with links for national and international funders. In addition, we also generates a monthly Funding Opportunities bulletin and provides an email list on funding information for potential PIs at KRISP and other departments at UKZN.
Step 2- Prepare Proposal
Our Pre-Award support services strives to facilitate the proposal process for external funding to KRISP, UKZN APACHE research community and collaborators, providing assistance to administrators, faculty and staff in preparing, reviewing, approving and submitting competitive proposals for all funding agencies.
To submit a proposal request, please contact one of KRISP senior grants managers: Mrs Gugulethu Mkhize and/or Mrs Suzette Grobler. You are also welcome to contact the UKZN Research office grants managers or contact your preferred research center College.
All proposals that needs an institutional approval must be reviewed before submission to a funding agency. The first step in the proposal is to fill Form 1 from UKZN, which need to completed and completed fully signed by both Head of School and College Dean of Research.
Step 3- Submission of Proposal
Our pre-Award team will assist with all hard copy and electronic submissions. This involves the following steps:
3A) The proposal, budget and supporting documentation are checked for completeness by one of KRISP senior grants managers: Mrs Gugulethu Mkhize and/or Mrs Suzette Grobler or by the grants manager at the UKZN Research Office or specific College.
3B) The proposal and supporting documents are sent to the vetting bodies of UKZN for approval:
- Budget financial need to be reviewed and approved by UKZN Finance office.
- If needed, legal Review for Intellectual Property and legalities, approval need to be seek from Legal Services.
3C) The application is sent for signature by an authorised signatory
- DVC Research for budgets over R1 million,
- University Dean of Research for budgets under R1 million and Registrar in the absence of either of the above.
3D) The application is sent back to the Academic and one of KRISP senior grants managers: Mrs Gugulethu Mkhize and/or Mrs Suzette Grobler, unless otherwise indicated in the call for proposal that an online application is required.
At this stage the grant will be submitted.
Please contact one of KRISP senior grants managers: Mrs Gugulethu Mkhize and/or Mrs Suzette Grobler for further information. The UKZN Research Office has a Questions and Answers (Q&A) page on grant applications and research contract, which also includes the UKZN policies.