Green light for 39 projects

04 June 2012

The Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund has become, in quick time, one of the most sought-after sources of research funding at UCT. Recently, 39 projects got the nod for funding for 2012. Some of these proposals received awards from the Fund for the first time, while for others it is the second or third instalment of approved funding. Here's the list:

Proposal Title Contact  
Afropolitanism and internationalisation Prof Ari Sitas
Centre for African Origins Prof Judith Sealy
Citizen Scientists: Ambassadors for biodiversity Prof Les Underhill
Climate change, climate justice and behavioural besponses to climate risk, Environmental Policy Research Unit Dr Martine Visser
Climate Smart capacity for climate services Prof Bruce Hewitson
Clinical scholars programme Prof Bongani Mayosi
Developing leadership for disability inclusion in social policy processes Assoc Prof Theresa Lorenzo
Digital repositories project Dr Colin Tredoux
Diversity literacy capping course Assoc Prof Melissa Steyn
Field trip for Xhosa Intensive B students Adjunct Prof Tessa Dowling
Global Citizenship, Leadership and Social Justice Project Dr Janice McMillan
Institute for Comparative African Law Prof Hanri Mostert
Khayelitsha 100-Up Project Dr Jon Clark
Knowledge Co-Op Prof Crain Soudien and Prof Danie Visser
Marine multiscale data and models Prof John Field
Memories of apartheid Renate Meyer
Merging sci, hum and indigenous knowledge systems in Africa w/innovative and sustainable biodiversity exploration for human health Assoc Prof David Gammon
On-line version of Honours/Master's in Teaching French as a Foreign Language Dr Vanessa Everson
PG Student Support Linda Vranas
Physiotherapy collaboration in Rwanda Prof Jennifer Jelsma
Poverty and Inequality Initiative Emer Prof Francis WilsonEmer Prof Francis Wilson
ProVC Climate Change Prof Mark New
Raising the platform higher for research on social well-being in South African and in the rest of Africa Assoc Prof Martin Wittenberg
Research on sustainable enterprise in emergent economies Assoc Prof Ralph Hamann
Safety And Violence Initiative Prof Crain Soudien
School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics Prof Paula Ensor
Schools Improvement Initiative Dr Jonathan Clark
Specific Pathogen Free Unit Prof Karen Barnes
Student Development Programme Dr Ian Mackintosh
Studies of risk, uncertainty and the costs of waiting in the dynamics of African poverty and development (Proposal 1) Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN)
Studies of risk, uncertainty and the costs of waiting in the dynamics of African poverty and development (Proposal 2) RUBEN, and others
Summer undergraduate research experience Assoc Prof Hussein Suleman, Assoc Prof James Gain and Dr Michelle Kuttel
Technology deployment for sustainable urban development Prof Francis Petersen, Assoc Prof Harro von Blottnitz
Training in quant analysis, Centre for Social Science Research Summer School Prof Jeremy Seekings
Training in quantitative research methods Prof Robert Mattes
UCT Web Renewal Project Sakkie Janse van Rensburg
Unit for Digital Forensics Research Adrie Stander
University Research Committee incentive funding Dr Marilet Sienaert

Amount awarded in 2012

Legend 0 to R499,999
R500,000 to R999,999
R1 million and more

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