University Research Funding

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University Research Funding 2017-12-05T10:53:02+00:00

The following general process has been approved by the VUT Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee for researchers seeking university research funding for research activities.
Support Structure:

  • Executive Director of Research – The Executive Director of research is responsible for the strategic planning of research and to ensure its culmination into commercial products and opportunites. This includes:
    – Partners development
    – Stimulation of innovative research
    – Research capacity of new and existing staff
    – Developing appropriate structures, systems and policies for research with innovative potential.
    – Postgraduates and student support development.
  • Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee – The main functions of the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee is to initiate, co-ordinate and evaluate research, as well as to encourage the publication of results.
  • The Senate Research Committee – The Senate Research Committee is a sub-committee of Senate tasked to stimulate a research, technology transfer and innovation culture, monitor the activities and research output targets in the university.
  • Faculty Research Committee – Research within faculties is managed by a faculty research committee or departmental research committee in the case of bureau’s or centres. The objective of this research committee is to support research at faculty/departmental level.

All university research funding applications to be considered by the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee have to be submitted to the research directorate via the relevant Faculty Research Committee prior to being submitted to the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee.

FacultyFaculty Research & Innovation Committee Chairperson
Applied and Computer ScienceDr. A.E Ofomaja
Engineering and TechnologyProf. L. Masu (
Human SciencesProf C. Miruka
Management SciencesProf. J. Selesho (
  • Non-academic staff members must submit their funding application forms to the relevant Faculty Research & Innovation Committee before submitting them to the Executive Committee of the Senate Research & Innovation Committee. If such funding applications lie outside the areas of specialization offered at the institution, such applications can be considered on an ad hoc basis by the Executive Director: Research. In such cases feedback will be provided on the outcome of the process by the Research Directorate to the applicant/s.
  • In as far as decisions are taken by the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee, if such decisions need to be reviewed this has to be brought to the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee.
  • The stimulation funds allocated to Faculties on an annual basis will be reviewed annually by the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee. Faculties are required to report annually to the Executive Senate Research & Innovation Committee on their utilization of these funds.

SRIC Application forms:

Research Report Template

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