This online course aims to assist researchers in developing essential skills in writing a research proposal that secures funding. It is oriented to individuals who work in academic or professional research organisations or in NGOs that do applied research and run practical programs. This course is interactive, online, and can accommodate 15 participants. Participants will receive a course pack with relevant literature and guidelines on proposal writing.


1) To know how to ‘unpack’ the terms of reference,
2) To understand the scientific/technical components of the proposal,
3) To understand the other components of the proposal,
4) To understand the subjective aspects of a funding application.


Prof. Tim Quinlan
Prof Quinlan is a Social Anthropologist by training with extensive experience in student academic supervision, grant writing and research methods training. He has published widely in the academic literature.

Prof. Kaymarlin Govender
Prof Govender is a Research Psychologist and research methodologist by training. In his capacity as Research Director at HEARD, he has extensive experience in the development of successful research grant proposals and provides scientific review over all HEARD’s research proposals.

MEDIUM: Online seminars via Zoom.
DURATION: Three days via four 2-hour seminars.

Tuesday 22nd June (Morning & afternoon sessions at 9.30am & 1.30pm)
Wednesday 23rd June (Morning session at 9.30am)
Thursday 24th June (Morning session at 9.30am)

Closing date for registration: 21st May 2021

COST: R 1 725 per person.

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