Professor Carin E Napier

Carin 2018 3Position: Director
Tel: 031 373 2326
Email: carinn@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

 

 

 
Vaneshree-GovenderActing Manager: Ms. Vaneshree Govender
Tel: 031 373 2558
Email: vanesh@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

 

 

default-avatar-e1448374196642Secretary: Ms. Zanele Ncgobo
Tel: 031 373 2577
Email: zaneles@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW

The Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate (RPS) primarily focuses on managing the university’s research activities and supporting the academic and research staff through research management and development systems, organizing research capacity building initiatives, providing research support and incentive structures to stimulate researchers and strategic inputs which in turn ensure the university meets the Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET) targets.

The division enhances the university’s profile by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic research and postgraduate support policies that stimulate sustainable growth and increase the research base.

The functions of the RPS include strategic support in the following:

  • Career development planning for emerging researchers in collaboration with the established researchers.
  • Focused research development programmes for researchers and postgraduate
  • Collection of research institutional data, analyzing it and preparing reports for monitoring, planning and submission to relevant statutory funding bodies like
  • Regular monitoring and development of appropriate incentive and research awards for researchers.
  • Acquisition of external and internal grants for both staff and postgraduate
  • Convene and initiate public lecture series at the university related to research in identified focus areas in consultation with relevant focus area leaders and faculty
  • Raise awareness and run appropriate research capacity development programmes for both Postgraduate students and staff.

 

 

 

GRANTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Grants Management Division falls under the Research and Postgraduate Support Directorate

 

Mission Statement

Acquisition of external and internal grants for staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, using cutting-edge technology-based ethical and efficient processes that support the Durban University of Technology Research Strategic Plan.

 

Dr-DzwairoGrants Administrator: Dr Bloodless Dzwairo

Email: carinn@dut.ac.za

 

 

RESEARCH CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

The Directorate endorses the university’s mission of “Promoting excellence in learning and teaching, technology transfer and applied research” by facilitating the development and implementation of strategic research and postgraduate support policies that stimulates sustainable growth and increases the research base.

The Research Capacity Development (RCD) programme is part of the Directorate’s commitment to initiate and foster programmes that develop researchers. The Directorate runs a number of RCD initiatives for staff and students every year.

The RCD programme provides opportunities for staff and students to support each other. Workshop facilitators are highly respected academics who are experts in their field. Read more…

 

Vaneshree-GovenderRCD Coordinator : Ms  Vaneshree Govender
Tel: 031 373 2558
Email: vanesh@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE

The Institutional Research Ethics Committee (IREC) has the responsibility of evaluating, approving and monitoring research involving humans, animals and the environment. It does so by following accepted research ethical guidelines as laid out by the Department of Health of South Africa and the Declaration of Helsinki. It aims to protect the rights and welfare of research participants, animals and the environment by adhering to the principles of beneficence, justice and respect for persons, especially vulnerable populations, animals and the environment. In so doing it must ensure that the research methodology and relevant literature is based on sound principles derived from appropriate studies with the aim to provide an answer to the research question posed.

The committee membership is composed as required by the National Health Research Council of South Africa, which is the accrediting body. All members are required to have initial and ongoing training in Research ethics. Read more…

 

default-avatar-e1448374196642IREC Chair: Prof Jamila K Adam

Email: adamjk@dut.ac.za

 

 

RESEARCH FINANCE

default-avatar-e1448374196642Manager: Mr Sagie Govender

Email: sagieg@dut.ac.za

 

RESEARCH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

rsz_1charityRCD Coordinator: Ms Charity Cele

Email: celepc@dut.ac.za

CENTRE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION

default-avatar-e1448374196642President: Ms Lebo Ramakatsa

Email: pga@dut.ac.za