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NRF Rating 2016
Faculty Research Office support for prospective applicants

The Faculty Research Office encourages emerging researchers in the Faculty to get started on completing their application for NRF rating. The sooner you start, the sooner you will benefit from reviewers who are familiar with the rating review processes. Not only will you be strengthening certain areas, such as your publication rate, but you would also start benefitting from input on what to focus your efforts on rather sooner than later!

A large part of the application is made up from information drawn from your NRF Online CV. Other sections need to be drafted and carefully reviewed. After receiving informed reviews from the internal review panel you may decide that some areas still need strengthening and not to submit in this round. The input from the panel will then become your preparation /implementation plan for going forward. This may sound like a huge task, but we value you and are willling to dedicate time and effort to see you through. Prof Medlen, the Research Mentor specifically dedicated to assist with preparing candidates for rating, will work with you according to a clear and specific action plan with targets and dates.

The steps and important dates in the process in the Faculty

STEP 1
1-30 September 2016

Download and completion of application in MS Word (link below)
[Call may not be open yet]

STEP 2
by 15 November 2016

Load application on NRF online system

16 November 2016

Faculty closing date for pre-screening of applications

STEP 3
17 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

Internal review process
 

STEP 4
5 December 2016

Strengthening
Feedback to applicants

STEP 5
12 January 2017

Finalised submissions on system
Faculty closing date for submission of final applications

Documents and links — posted here for your convenience


Please contact the Deputy Dean, Research: Prof Tiaan de Jager tiaan.dejager@up.ac.za

Workshop Programme and Details

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RSVP to Samantha Hodgson at samantha.hodgson@up.ac.za

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6 September 2016
Time
Venue
Guest Speaker(s)

 

General Information Session
10:00
Yellow Wood Room 5.11, Deans Complex HW Snyman North
Ms Joyce Olivier plus colleagues / NRF
Prof Maureen Taylor | Department of Virology
Dr Patricia Smit | DRIS

Presentations

Ms Joyce Olivier — NRF Evaluation and Rating of Researchers (“Rating”)
Dr Patricia Smith — Applying for NRF Rating: Advice

Article

Academic Benchmarking: South Africa’s Researcher Rating System

13 September 2016
Time
Venue
Guest Speaker(s)
Your CV for NRF rating
10:00
Yellow Wood Room 5.11, Deans Complex HW Snyman North
Dr Cheryl Tosh

Presentations

Dr Cheryl Tosh — Your NRF CV

20 September 2016

 

Time
Venue
Guest Speaker(s)

Section 1 — Personal Profile
Section 2 — Research Outputs | Best Outputs past 8 yrs | Motivations
10:00
Yellow Wood Room 5.11, Deans Complex HW Snyman North
Prof Vanessa Steenkamp

Presentations

Dr Cheryl Tosh — Personal Profile & Best Research Outputs in the Last 8 Years

27 September 2016

Time
Venue
Guest Speaker(s)

Section 3 — Completed Research
Section 4 — Self-Assessment
Section 5 — Ongoing and Planned Future Research
10:00
Yellow Wood Room 5.11, Deans Complex HW Snyman North
Prof Connie Medlen | NRF Rating Mentor

Prof Ryan Blumenthal

Presentations

Prof Ryan Blumenthal — Publish and get rated or perish

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