In 2009 the vice-chancellor, Dr Max Price, established a Distinguished Social Responsiveness Award, alongside similar awards for teaching and research.
The award recognises UCT academics who demonstrate that social engagement has enhanced the teaching and learning process – one of the university's priorities. The value of the award is R30 000.
The deadline for applications is 26 September. Please contact Sonwabo Ngcelwane for the criteria and procedures.
The recipient of the 2010 award, Dr Hanna-Andrea Rother, has commented: "The award has been fantastic for me professionally at several levels; it profiled and gave recognition to my work, which I had not received in other ways. I have had students who want me to supervise them as a result of receiving this award. It has made my work more public and drawn attention to a very important but silent public health problem. I am still getting newspapers who would like to write about the subject; it strengthens my CV."
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