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New manager for international grants and research integrity

New manager for international grants and research integrity

UWC has appointed Nolusindiso Kayi as the new Manager: International Grants and Research Integrity.

Kayi, who holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), has been in research management for the past nine years, having served CPUT, Stellenbosch University, the National Research Foundation and Tshwane University of Technology.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to join UWC,” says Kayi. “The research profile of the University has grown significantly over the past few years.”

She has worked to support and advance research in South Africa in various portfolios, mainly in grants management and support for early career researchers.

Her role at UWC will focus on identifying and targeting dissemination of international funding opportunities, assisting researchers with the submission of research proposals,  and advising on eligibility issues and funder requirements.

She will also be responsible for providing guidance on good research practice, ethics and governance, marketing of UWC’s research endeavours, as well as streamlining processes through the implementation of a Research Management Information System which will support researchers through the research process.

“In my tenure, I hope to successfully streamline processes for our researchers,” says Kayi, “where they will have fewer administrative burdens and rather focus on their research; contribute to increased UWC’s research outputs by providing the necessary support to our researchers; increase the number of researchers with international grants - which in turn will increase the visibility of research at UWC; and focused interventions for early career researchers.”

Newly-appointed research manager, Nolusindiso Kayi.