The Research Support division at the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted grant writing hybrid workshops across all three campuses.
These workshops were held in collaboration with the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations (WAITRO) and are supported by the Department of Higher Education and Training and the University Capacity Development Programme.
“This series of workshops is important for creating and enabling an environment for researchers and innovators to form consortia, as well as to collaborate and jointly mobilise resources for research and innovation development programmes across Africa,” said Prof Nenesi Kgabi, director for Research Support.
The workshops were well attended by staff and students and hosted exceptional speakers.
The workshop series kicked off on the Mahikeng Campus with a presentation by Prof Innocent Nhapi, titled “Research Collaboration and grant writing for SDG-related research in SADC”.
Dr Charmaine Williamson, who was the speaker at the workshop on the Vanderbijlpark Campus, discussed the topic “Working together to build research capacity in an age of uncertainty”.
Finally, Prof Steve Greenfield presented on “Formulating grant proposals for international funding” at the workshop on the Potchefstroom Campus.
More about the speakers
Prof Innocent Nhapi is a respected expert in sanitary and environmental engineering and an institutional development specialist. He has written many journal articles, edited journal series, and has reviewed several papers and research reports. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium for many years now and is a member of the Programme Committee of the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Copenhagen Denmark since March 2021.
Dr Charmaine Williamson currently works part-time in higher education as an academic, researcher, teacher and facilitator of researcher development programmes. She is a research fellow and adjunct faculty at UNISA where she supervises and supports graduate throughput initiatives.
Prof Steve Greenfield holds a LLB degree from Middlesex University and an MSc (Econ) from the L.S.E, a PGC in teaching and learning in higher education from the Open University. He also has a PhD and graduate diploma in psychology from the University of Westminster.
Prof Greenfield is accredited as a teacher in higher education and is currently a professor of sport law and practice at the Westminster Law School in London.