WRC Proposal Submission Cycle 2017/18
WRC Proposal Submission Cycle 2017/18
Proposers, who are registered on the WRC Proposal Submission (FMS) System, must use the same User-ID and Password that they have used in the past. First-time users will have to register as new users on FMS system. Please do not confuse the WRC Community membership login with the proposal submission FMS login, as they link to totally different systems. We also recommend that first-time users attend a WRC 101 workshop to familiarise themselves with the FMS as well as the proposal and contract management requirements.
For further details on the WRC 101 courses (to be around the Republic of South Africa) please consult the WRC website: www.wrc.org.za or contact Mrs Hlengiwe Cele [email:firstname.lastname@example.org].
All proposals, both Open and Directed, have to be submitted on-line via the FMS. The Guidelines for Proposal Preparation and Submission document can be downloaded from the WRC's website. This document contains valuable information that will assist in the preparation of proposals and also provides clear pointers regarding the submission process. Proposers are strongly advised to download a copy and familiarise themselves with the requirements for proposal preparation and submission (the FMS screens do not include the explanatory details contained in the Guidelines document).
Any concerns relating to the FMS can be logged on email@example.com
Proposers are strongly encouraged to complete their submissions as early as possible to avoid last minute bottlenecks and possible problems due to system overload.
Upon submission, each proposal should contain the following documents (failure to submit all documentation will result in automatic rejection during the pre-screening process:
1. Completed proposal submitted on FMS.
2. Valid Tax Clearance Certificate at the time of proposal submission.
3. Confirmation of BEE status (where applicable).
4. Declaration of Interest for project leader/proposers.
The dates that appears below represents the WRC’s time frames for both Open and Directed proposal funding streams. Any changes will be announced on the WRC’s website.
Proposal Submission Timeframes for 2017 (For funding that will commence on 1 April 2018)
1. Call for Proposals: Open Proposals
Call for open proposals by Special Announcement on the WRC website. This will be accompanied by:
a) A list of thrusts and programmes (research areas) to be addressed; and b) An indication of funds available against each research area.
Deadline for submission of Open proposals . On-line submission closes.
2. Call for Proposals: Directed Proposals
1 June 2017 (Thursday)
Publication of Terms of Reference (ToRs) and Call for open proposals by Special Announcement on the WRC website.
Deadline for submission of Directed proposals to the WRC . Online submission closes.
Completion of internal pre-selection of proposals and nomination of reviewers (in accordance with specific screening criteria).
24 July 2017(Monday)
External reviewer invited and review process commences.
28 August 2017(Monday)
Deadline for submission of completed external reviews to the WRC.
Research Managers starts and complete consolidation of reviews and KSA’s conduct internal assessment and make recommendations to Exco .
Deadline for submission of internal (KSA) assessments and recommendations to the WRC Executive.
WRC Executive considers KSA recommendations and makes final selection of proposals to be funded during the 2018/ 2018 financial year
Communication to proposers of acceptance/rejection of proposals for funding.
Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by project leaders/proposers to the WRC.
4 December 2017 -15 January 2018
Proposal amendment period and deadline for project leaders and/ or proposers to complete proposal amendments and comply with funding conditions