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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.
Internal Funding and Awards

Research Development Equipment

The purpose of the Research Development Equipment fund is to provide funding for research equipment which exceeds R50 000, in order to support the research endeavours of the University through infrastructural development and provision of equipment, as well as facilitate research capacity development for emerging researchers and postgraduate students.

The program seeks to:

  • support established researchers in acquiring equipment to further their research endeavours;
  • support emerging Faculty members and those with a high post-graduate component for the purpose of developing research capacity among academically young staff and post-graduate students.

See below for criteria and, application forms and guidelines:

  1. Research Development Equipment Guidelines 
  2. Research Development Equipment Application Form
  3. Research Development Equipment Score Card

University Fellows

The University Council may, on the recommendation of the Fellowships Selection and Awards Committee, award annually approximately three Fellowships of the University of KwaZulu-Natal for distinguished academic achievement.

The Research Office shall make a call for nominations of Fellows, whereupon requirements and closing dates shall be stipulated. A list of Fellows of the University is published in the University Calendar and on the Research Office Website.

  1. Fellows of the University of KwaZulu-Natal 1989 - 2016
  2. Procedures for the Award of Fellowship 

Honorary Research Fellows

The rank of Honorary Research Associate (HRA) is conferred on recently retired academic staff with an ongoing record of research productivity. Recommendations for conferment are made by the Head of School, through the Dean of Faculty, for consideration by the University Research Committee. See guidelines for Honorary Appointments below:

  1. Guidelines for Decision Flow of Honorary Appointments
  2. Policy on Adjunct Honorary Retiree and Visitor Appointments

Book Prize

The University Book Prize is awarded to an author in order to recognize the publication of a book that brings credit to the University. This is an annually process and only one ward will be made each year. The university reserves the right not to award the prize if no book of sufficient merit is nominated. See guidelines to the awarding of the University Book Prize below:

  1. Guideline to the Awarding of the University Book Prize 

The VC's Awards

  1. Vice-Chancellors Research Award Guideline
  2. Vice-Chancellor's Research Awardees
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