SANORD is committed to a Seed Funding Programme that furthers North–South research collaborations between partners.
The SANORD Board makes seed funding available for Research theme group leaders to organise seminars, conferences and other activities directly related to their North-South multilateral cooperation and to build networks that have the potential to significantly contribute to realising the objectives of the organisation. The SANORD Board will make funds available to be used for travel, accommodation and logistical expenses. Applications will be considered for funding up to ZAR 60 000.00 (Sixty Thousand South African Rands).
This call for proposals is open to all SANORD members to collaborate with at least two (2) other SANORD partners to form a partnership (at least one (1) partner must be from the other region, e.g. North plus south plus any other within SANORD. You are also free to involve partners outside of SANORD besides the minimum of three (3) SANORD members). SANORD encourages all regional collaboration between North-South member institutions but is particularly interested in applications, which reflect cross-disciplinary approaches and multilateral collaboration. SANORD also favours partnerships that include members from the SADC region and women.
Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
1. The application supports relevance to SANORD goals and objectives
2. The application supports a multilateral collaboration (at least three (3) SANORD members must be included); or the project plan supports the expansion of multilateral collaborations to include further collaborations within SANORD.
3. The application demonstrates a commitment to future collaborations and/or envisaged joint publications and/or future academic activities and/or possibilities of MoU/MoA.
4. The application reflects the sustainability of the project. Joint partners are encouraged to seek further funding opportunities other than SANORD and include proof thereof.
5. The Applicant shows a keen interest to participate and present the research findings at our next SANORD conference or an academic event on its campuses.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BE SUBMITTED
· The partners should jointly submit a letter of motivation describing the key goals and objectives of the project and ultimate outcomes (e.g. Joint Publication.)
· The joint partners should submit a proposed budget that will be used effectively in line with the theme project goals and objectives/outcomes.
APPLICATION DATES & AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
Applications must be submitted to the SANORD Central Office (SCO) by latest 1st September 2017. All applications should be emailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
The successful applicants will be announced on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.
APPLICATION ASSESSMENT PROCESS
The SANORD Central Office will:
· Submit all applications to the Nominations Committee (NC) for consideration and recommendation to the Board;
· Notify applicants via email of the Board’s final decision.
COMPLETION OF THE ACTIVITY
The Board requires the research leader to be accountable for the following:
1. Submit a summarized narrative report (no longer than 1200 words) describing the activities, research goals achieved, the benefits derived.
2. Submit a detailed financial report on expenditure.
3. Acknowledge SANORD’s support in any publication or presentation of the research.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
SANORD reserves the right to the following:
· Incomplete forms will not be considered
· Late applications will not be permitted
Not to disburse funds according to the committee’s discretion.