VUT Postgraduate School Research Program

By | May 4, 2018

VUT Postgraduate School Research Program

Research Information

Research output is defined as textual output where research is understood as original, systematic investigation undertaken in order to gain knowledge and understanding. Peer evaluation of the research is a fundamental prerequisite of all recognized outputs and is the mechanism of ensuring and thus enhancing quality.

There are three submission categories for research outputs:

A research article published in an approved journal will be subsidised as a single unit, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. In the case where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.

A book may be subsidised to a maximum of five units or a portion thereof, based on the number of pages being claimed relative to the total number of pages of the book, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. A guideline of a minimum of 60 pages and maximum of 300 pages will be allocated per unit or proportions and multiples thereof, if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. However, where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.

Proceedings meeting the DHET criteria will be allocated a maximum of one-half of a unit (0.5) if all the authors are affiliated to the claiming institution. In the case where authors are affiliated with two or more institutions, the subsidy is shared between the claiming institutions.

Research Development Grant

The main purpose of the Research Development Grant (RDG) is to encourage universities to enhance their research capacity and improve their research productivity through a focus on developing the research capabilities of academic staff. The aim is to channel these funds towards the development of junior/emerging academic staff to enable them to become qualified and competent researchers through Masters, Doctoral, post-doctoral programmes, as well as other training programmes meant to enhance research capability.

Categories the RDG entails in are:

  • Mentoring / Supervisor training programmes
  • Research Capacity development programmes for recent recipients of a PhD qualification
  • Postgraduate study support programmes for developmental staff
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship programmes
  • The employment of contract staff