Call for nominations to serve on HSRC Board

The Minister of Science and Technology hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Board. The Board of the Council is being reconstituted in line with section 5 of the HSRC Act, 2008 (Act No. 17 of 2008).

The objects of the Council are to (a) initiate, undertake and foster strategic basic research and applied researching human science, and to gather, analyse and publish data relevant to developmental challenges in South Africa, elsewhere in Africa and in the rest of the world, especially by means of projects linked to public sector-oriented collaborative programmes; (b) inform the effective formulation and monitoring of policy and to evaluate the implementation of policy; (c) stimulate public debate through the effective dissemination of fact-based results of research; (d) help build research capacity and infrastructure 2017 for the human sciences in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa; (e) foster and support research collaboration, networks and institutional linkages within the human sciences research community; (f) respond to the needs of vulnerable and marginalised groups in society by researching and analysing developmental problems, thereby contributing to the improvement of the quality of their lives; and (g) develop and make publicly available new data sets to underpin research, policy development and public discussion of the key issues of development, and to develop new improved methodologies for use in their development.

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