NRF Raw 2019

Annual Research Administrators Workshop (RAW)

The Grants Management and Systems Administration (GMSA) Directorate of the National Research Foundation (NRF) hosted its annual Research Administrators Workshop (RAW) from 8 to 10 October 2019 in KwaZulu-Natal. This annual Workshop aims to bring together key stakeholders from universities, research institutions, and science councils across South Africa, that are funded by the NRF, to share experiences and best practices in the area of effective research administration and management. The Workshop supports the advancement of the Communities of Practice for research administrators, Designated Authorities (DAs) (as defined by the NRF) and Financial Officers (FOs) based at the beneficiary research institutions. This opportunity is motivated by the NRF mandate to support world-class grant management systems. The core objectives of RAW are, among others, to:

Increase the knowledge of funding opportunities offered by the NRF;
Provide a platform for research administrators and finance officers to share their experiences and learn from best practice;
Familiarise participants with the NRF business processes;
Create space for international/continental researchers and managers to share their research granting policies and procedures; and
Share expectations on financial and other reporting by institutions;
Provide a platform for strategic networks among professionals in the sector.