South Africa - Norway Programme of Research Co-operation
Allocation of grants 2nd phase (2007-2010)
The Joint Committee (JC), which is the steering committee of the Programme of research Co-operation between South-Africa and Norway, met 14 to 15 March 2007 in Oslo to decide on the allocation of research grants to proposals received by October 12th last year. It was assisted by four scientific experts from each country.
The Board assessed a total of 80 proposals received and decided to allocate a total of 41.3 million kroner to research projects starting in 2007. Please note that some of the projects have been awarded less than the amount applied for and will be asked to resubmit their budgets and subject to approval, the final budget allocation will be confirmed.
All applicants will receive formal letters from the Secretariat of the Programme informing them about the decision made by the JC. Written statements submitted by external referees who have been approached to do an initial scientific assessment of the proposals, will also be sent together with the letters. Applicants are kindly asked to await the receipt of these letters and assessments before contacting the Secretariat for any further details.
We take this opportunity to remind applicants that referee assessments are utilised by the JC as consultative documents only in order to assist in the final ranking of the proposals. Besides standard quality criteria, the JC will at times have to prioritise some proposals over others that may have received higher marks in order to achieve the overall goals of the South Africa ? Norway programme. Such criteria include relevance, diversity, originality and capacity building/redress.
The following projects were allocated grants, some subject to revised budgets and completion dates of some of the proposals: Results Allocations Phase II
In addition, the following projects (in ranking order) have been placed on a waiting list. Allocation of funds to one or more wait-listed projects may occur if the total amount available for project funding is sufficiently reduced after the required budget cuts for some of the projects are made and approved. Otherwise, wait-listed projects can only hope to receive allocations should any of the above-listed projects relinquish their grants, fail to meet any of the stated requirements of the Programme or become victims of force majeure that prevent the projects from being implemented. Proposals on waiting list (PDF-15.8 KB)
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