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The University Research Office is based at the Govan Mbeki building on Westville campus

The University of KwaZulu-Natal currently has more than 250 post-doctoral fellows

Funds requests must be directed through the Colleges at the office of the College Dean of Research

You can upload your own publications on IRMA and ResearchSpace

ResearchSpace is the institutional repository of UKZN. It is a collection of full text theses and also includes research publications produced by UKZN academics.
Work-flow-process-for-Research-Proposals (third stream income only)

1. Principle Investigator / Academic to email the following to Karen Reinertsen ( for locally funded projects valued under R1 million, or Zuzana Kolesarova ( for studies over R1 million or all foreign funded studies:
  • call for proposal/tender,
  • detailed budget,
  • completed and signed Checklist and completed fully signed Form1 (for research studies) or Non-Research Approval letter, with signatures from both Head of School and College Dean of Research.
2. The proposal, budget and supporting documentation are checked for completeness by either Karen Reinertsen or Zuzana Kolesarova.

3. The proposal and supporting documents are sent to the vetting bodies for approval:

  • Budget review to Michele Glasson.
  • Legal Review for Intellectual Property and legalities to Legal Services.

4. 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.


5. The application is sent back to the Academic or his/her administrator for submission to the funder, unless otherwise indicated in the call for proposal that an online application is required.


Statutory documentation provided by the Research Office and/or Inqubate for tenders, or as required by the funder:

  1. Tax Clearance Certificate (10 days advanced warning is required in order to obtain an original from UKZN Central Finance).
  2. BEE Certificate


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