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Research - Proposal

Proposals - Preparation and Submission

The Guidelines for Proposal Preparation and Submission document is available to assist proposers in preparing their proposals prior to submission via the WRC's Internet-based electronic submission system. Proposers are advised to download and print this document as it will greatly facilitate the entire process.


  1. Directed research proposals
    Research proposals must be prepared in accordance with the published Terms of Reference (ToRs) for each Directed project. The ToRs are made available on the WRC website when the call for solicited proposals is announced.

  2. Open research proposals

    • Special attention should be given to the indicated thrust and programme areas, to ensure that proposals received are aligned with the WRC’s core strategic research objectives and the specific focus of the KSA being approached for funding

    • Before preparing a proposal in this category, it is advisable to take note of the proposed List of Projects to be Directed by each KSA, to avoid possible needless duplication of effort


  • All proposals must be submitted via the prescribed, Internet-based electronic submission system, that is made available on the WRC website when the official Call for Proposals is announced
    NB: There is a separate call for each of the 2 research funding streams; the Call for Open research always precedes that for Directed research proposals. Proposers are advised to refer to the Proposal Cycle Schedule for details

  • Directed research proposals
    Any queries regarding the published ToRs must be directed to the Project Administrators of the targeted Research Manager of a KSA (see Contact Details).



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