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Research Capacity Development

Welcome to RCD

RCD focuses its activities around the development of new and emerging researchers and providing access to funding opportunities for postgraduate students.

In  collaboration  with  faculties,  departments and  relevant  units,  RCD  aims  to:

·         enhance and increase the levels of accredited research outputs

·         retain and attract quality postgraduate students

·         increase resources obtained for funding towards postgraduate studies.

Areas  of  responsibility  of  RCD  include:

·         managing institutional and external postgraduate bursaries;

·         postdoctoral fellowships;

·         the NMMU Research Ethics Committees (Animal and Human);

·         hosting of internal capacity development workshops; and

·         facilitating the mentoring of development of new and emerging researchers.