DCEO: Research

Prof Leickness Simbayi is the Deputy CEO: Research of the HSRC.

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The DCEO Research is responsible for the following research programmes, centres and institutes:

Africa Institute of South Africa

Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators

Developmental, Capable and Ethical State

Human and Social Capabilities

Inclusive Economic Development

As well as:

Research support, planning and coordination, including

Research ethics, and

Research integrity

Programmes at a glance

Summaries for the various HSRC research divisions for 2020 can be found in the new Strategic Plan:

The Department of Science and Innovation-funded Internship Programme, previously managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has been moved to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The Internship Programme, intended to bridge the gap between academic study and competent performance in the workplace, places unemployed graduates in science, engineering and technology disciplines, as well as in the humanities and social sciences, at various research performing or research policy institutions. The new cohort of interns are being recruited to commence their two-year internships on 1 October 2021.