UJ Research & Innovation

The Research and Innovation Division strives to strengthen UJ’s position as a research-intensive university with regional and global reach, and is central to advancing the University’s Strategic Objective 1: Excellence in Research and Innovation.

Through engagement with internal and external stakeholders, the division aligns research interests and expertise with institutional and national priorities.

The Division is led by the Executive Director who reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation, and is comprised of the following teams: Research Administration; Research Intelligence; Strategic Research Support; and Technology Transfer Office.

NRF Rating Applications and Research Funding Opportunities

UJ Research and Innovation guides researchers through their NRF (National Research Foundation) rating applications.

The Division also facilitates funding opportunities for researchers.

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NRF Funding

Open Funding Calls

Funding calls are emailed to all UJ researchers when open.

Contact Strategic Research Support within UJ Research and Innovation to be added to the internal mailing list.

Submit Research Publication for DHET Subsidy

Submit research publications (accredited and peer-reviewed research journal articles; and peer-reviewed books, book chapters and conference proceedings) for the DHET subsidy via the OROSS tool.

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Contact Research Administration

Contact Research Administration within UJ Research and Innovation with queries.

Research Intelligence

The Research Intelligence unit compiles and analyses bibliometric and other research performance data to support evidence-based decision making.

The units supports UJ’s annual research output submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training.

It also tracks and benchmarks key research performance indicators, and manages the institution’s research information and intelligence systems.

Contact Research Intelligence

Contact Research Intelligence within UJ Research and Innovation.

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UJ Research and Innovation Annual Report

UJ Research and Innovation produces an annual report.

See the 2021 report here

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Researcher Incentives and Development

Incentives for researchers take the form of annual awards and incentive schemes.

A development grant and a leadership programme are available to qualifying researchers.

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Post-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Researchers