The Department of Medicine invites you to their annual Science for Health Research Symposium.
Dates: 11, 12 October 2023
Venue: Neuroscience Institute Auditorium
Submission for the Dragon’s Den research proposals and research abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the Annual Research Symposium is now open.
Deadline extended - 31 August 2023
Link for submission (no email submissions)
Dragon’s Den - R50,000 research grant to be awarded to the successful candidate.
3-4 proposals will be shortlisted from the submissions for oral presentation.
Eligibility criteria for the Dragon’s Den
- Young or early career researcher with a combined personal funding of less than one million Rands over last 5 years
- All stated objectives must be completed with the funds
- Project can be nested within a larger proposal
- Must have ethics approval (can be a substudy)
The written proposal should be a maximum of 2 pages divided into the following sections.
- Brief background/rationale
- Study design:
- Will it be a retrospective or prospective study? Participants: Does the study involve Human participants? Recruitment procedures: How will the participant be recruited/enrolled? Explanation of sample size/power considerations Proposed statistical analysis: What statistical analyses will be used to analyze the data?
- Budget (maximum of R50 000)
- Detailed description of the budget and justification. Proposed project must be successfully completed with R50,000.
- Ethical considerations
- Project must have HREC approval at the time of submission (or before the award is made)
- Impact or potential impact of the proposed study
- Prof Glenda Gray (Medical Research Council, SA)
- Prof Dick Chaisson (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
- Prof Lebo Gafane-Matemane (North-West University, SA)
- Best Oral and Graphical abstract:
- Best Presentation by a full-time clinician:
- Dragon's Den Research Funding:
- 1st - R50 000
- 2nd - R5000