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Deputy CEO: Research

The Office of the Deputy CEO: Research is the coordination hub of all research related activities in the HSRC. It operates at the interface of research and support, playing a significant role in ensuring that the HSRC achieves its mandated objectives. It also contributes by creating an enabling research support environment, which serves as a catalyst for the attainment of scholarly and sustainability outcomes. The office plays a pivotal role in the monitoring of research performance, research governance, research information services and scholarly publications.

Under its banner are the following sub units:

Research Management & Coordination

Research Performance Monitoring & Reporting

Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity

HSRC Publishing

e-Research Knowledge Centre (e-RKC)

DSI-HSRC Internship Programme

Capacity, Growth & Innovation (CGI)


DSI-HSRC Internship Programme Host Institution and Graduate Call for 2023/25

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is responsible for the management of the DSI-HSRC Internship Programme on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation. The Internship Programme provides unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Research, Development, Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities graduates and postgraduates (excluding Post-doctoral candidates) an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure in an environment, relevant to their qualification. Placement will be available in public and private higher education institutions, science councils, research agencies, private sector, non-profit organisations and in relevant industries.

Are you a host institution wanting to apply?

Click here to apply

Are you a graduate interested in applying for an intern position?

For more information about the DSI-HSRC Internship Programme 2023/25 Call, click here . Consult our frequently asked questions on the User FAQs tab on this link http://interns.hsrc.ac.za/.

Call open date: 05 May 2023
Call close date: 26 May 2023

CONTACT US For any programme or application-related inquiries, please get in touch with us by E-mail: DSI_HSRC_Internship.queries@hsrc.ac.za.

To apply please click HERE on the DSI-HSRC online submission system

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