Workshops funded with a RAAP grant must ensure the development of important and relevant skills, and the target audience of the workshops must be postgraduate students studying at South African and SKA partner country universities and young staff members at SARAO, whose research or work is relevant to radio astronomy science or engineering.
The nature of expenses that may be paid for with a RAAP grant are:
Accommodation (at the NRF authorised level)
Equipment / resources (the RAAP grant may not be used to purchase capital items, other than resources required for the workshop.)
As per National Treasury’s instruction, the grant may not be used to pay for alcohol.
It is expected that the grant recipient will take on and be responsible for the majority of the work of arranging the workshop.
Grants are non-transferrable from one institution to another as an effect of the grant recipient changing his/her institution.
If the grant recipient is no longer able to carry out the workshop, an alternative member of the organising committee can be proposed to SARAO to take on the responsibility in organising the workshop. However, SARAO has the right to cancel the agreement with the grant recipient and hosting institution if there is a lack of confidence in organising the workshop. In the latter case, the hosting institution will need to refund SARAO for the full amount of the grant awarded.
Copies of all receipts and other proof of expenses, for the workshop, must be retained and submitted to SARAO HCD, together with a brief expenditure report, no later than thirty (30) days after the workshop has taken place.
A brief workshop report, summarizing the benefits and outputs of the workshop, expected future research and collaborations, together with copies of the workshop programme and a list of delegates, must be submitted to the SARAO HCD no later than thirty (30) days after the workshop.
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and incorporates all national radio astronomy telescopes and programmes. Find out more
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