Senior Research Management Professional (SRMP)


R8,000.00 (Africa) or R16,000.00 (Other continents) initial payment and then R6,400.00 (Africa) or R12,800.00 (Other continents) every 5 years for renewal of the professional status.

Senior research managers serving in a leadership or strategic role in research management with a postgraduate qualification at a Masters level or beyond and 5 years of relevant work experience. Seniority in this context is based on achievement and not necessarily on the time in the profession. The applicant must be a member of a professional research management association.

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Demographic details.

Employment history.

Current employment details.

Information on your organisation and its research context.

Research management related qualifications and training.

Professional activities

Demonstrate involvement in and practice of research management through:

  • Achievement in and practice of research management through a self-assessment of competence at leadership/strategic level. The assessment will be done using the Professional Competency Framework (PCF) [click here to download].
  • Proof that the applicant has directed at least three practitioner courses or workshops for the broader research management community.
  • Proof of tangible contributions to the profession of research management.

Statement of professional commitment to research management.

Declaration signed by both the applicant and the supervisor/line manager.


  • Designation valid for a period of 5 years.
  • Maintain membership of a professional research management association.
  • Demonstration of continued role in research management leadership and continued contributions to the profession.

Africa, Other Continents


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