Grants Review Committee

Chair: Dr Afia Zafar

Competitive intramural grants have been offered to faculty for more than 15 years to assist them in obtaining preliminary data which would support extramural grant applications. URC Cycle.PNG

The Grants Review Committee (GRC) receives and reviews proposals four times a year for funding from the University's unrestricted endowment for research – utilising external reviewers as required – from the viewpoint of:

  • Quality of the proposal as evident from clarity of objectives and rationale, well-justified research methods including sampling techniques and analysis; 

  • Intrinsic value and significance of the research; 

  • Relevance of the study to the context; 

  • Potential to impact on the society and community; 

  • A well-defined budget in accordance with the URC guidelines.


To find out the categories in which financial support is being offered please refer to the Policy and Guidelines for Intramural Funding.

A complete application must be submitted including the following:

a) Grant proposal;
b) Cover sheet;
c) Grant application form;
d) Checklist and clearance;
e) Budget;
f) Funding history;
g) Any other supporting document(s) as appropriate.

Please note that items a) to f) in the application must use forms and templates provided below: