UFS timelines for NRF rating process

UFS strip research

  • September – October (towards a first draft)
    In the interest of time, while awaiting the NRF’s system opening call, start preparing your narratives, H-index, and impact factors offline, because there will only be approximately one month to prepare your online application. Colleagues from the library will be able to assist you with your H-index and impact factors, should you need assistance in this regard.
  • 31 October 2023
    Internal deadline: Submit the first draft of the application (NRF online format) to the designated authorities, Eleanor van der Westhuizen (vdwesthd@ufs.ac.za) and Thabi Mosoetsa (MosoetsaT@ufs.ac.za).
  • November 2023
    Feedback on the first draft of the application following review by a committee.
  • 8 December 2023
    Submission of the second draft of the application.
  • 24 January 2024
    Feedback to applicants.
  • 12 February 2024
    Internal submission made by the applicant.
  • 15 February 2024
    DRD submits final applications.

During this period: Eleanor van der Westhuizen (vdwesthd@ufs.ac.za) and Thabi Mosoetsa (Mosoetsat@ufs.ac.za) will be available to respond to queries. However, it is important to adhere to the internal deadlines to ensure that we can assist you and quality-assure the applications before submission.

Please confirm your decision to apply with the abovementioned colleagues at your earliest convenience, so that Eleanor and Thabi can include you in further communication.

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