Capacity Development Programmes
All staff who participates in the Research Capacity Development Programs are required to commit to developing their research and obtain reasonable research outputs per annum. The Research Capacity Development Programs creates opportunities for staff to support each other forward. Publication and accredited research outputs and appropriate outputs such as patents.
|Global Legacy Trust||The Global Legacy Trust is a programme that provides writing guidance for staff and students in the beginning stages of their proposal writing. The programme supports both Masters and Doctoral students and is made up of three modules, each taking place over five full days. The first module consists of an overview and introduction on participants proposal topics and the ethics around research. The second module deals with qualitative and quantitative methods participants will choose to use regarding their research topics and projects as a whole. The third and final module involves the collation of all written information and presentation of ones work. These modules take place over three months which allow the participants time to digest and process information from each module then applying it to their own projects.|
|Advanced Qualitative Techniques||The workshops covered interactive methods of inquiry, concept analysis & historical analysis, alternative methods of data collection|
|Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology||The workshops covered basic introduction, basic qualitative research, introduction to mixed methods, implementation & return on investment|
|Qualitative Research for Social Sciences||The workshop takes the participants on a journey from the inception of the problem, the research design, the interview protocol, the collection of the data, the analysis of the data and the display and presentation of the findings. Reading material on the most current trends in qualitative research will be distributed amongst the participants|
|Grant application & funding proposal writing||To guide researchers in completing grant/funding proposals|
|Article Writing & Publication||To support researchers in achieving accredited research outputs for example, publishing articles in journals or research reports for qualification. Faculty customised workshops are presented to address specific contexts and needs.|
The ‘Hub and Spokes” Model at VUT
Growing the next generation of South African academics at Vaal University of Technology (VUT)
The “Hub and Spokes” model is a structured mentorship development program which aims to bring mentors who are Research Leaders of Strategic Focus Areas at VUT into structured mentoring relations with postgraduate students to support the simultaneous growth of the next generation South African at VUT and leapfrog the development and innovation of the focus areas. The “Hub” refers to the focus area and Research Leaders or Mentor, while “Spokes” refers to the postgraduate students who work under the guidance of the Mentor.
The Aims and Objectives of the Hub and Spokes Model
Scholarships are made to strengthen teaching and research interests in the Research Focus Areas.
Doctoral Candidate R150 000-00 per annum;
Masters Candidate R96 000-00 per annum