The Directorate of Research and Innovation held a Customised Intervention Grant Briefing Workshop at 2Ten Hotel, Sibasa recently. In his official opening address, Senior Professor Georges Ekosse, Director of Research and Innovation highlighted the purpose of the Customised Intervention Grant which is to develop research capacity in early-career academics focusing mainly on black (African, Coloured, Indian/Asian) women researchers, in order to increase the number of established female researchers.

Female researchers at UNIVEN who attended the Customised Intervention Grant Briefing Workshop

The Customised Intervention Grant at UNIVEN aims to make a contribution to the transformation of the research landscape of the country by increasing the number of established female researchers.

Senior Professor GE Ekosse, Director of Research

Senior Professor GE Ekosse, Director of Research, addressing UNIVEN female researchers during the Customised Intervention Grant Briefing Workshop

There is an oversight committee consisting of Senior Prof GE Ekosse (Chairperson of the Oversight Committee; NRF C1 rated), Prof Pascal Bessong (NRF C1 rated; Research Professor School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences), Prof Natasha Potgieter (NRF C2 rated; Professor and Dean of the School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences), Prof Sonto Maputle (NRF C3 rated, Professor School of Health Sciences) and Dr Marizvikuru Mwale (NRF Y2 rated: Senior Lecturer School of Agriculture). The timeframe for the Customised Intervention Grant project extends to 31 August 2019.

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Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda
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Date: 01 August 2019