OUR FUNDING AND OUR SALARY RATIO
With the exception of structural hosting of our Centre by the University, all of our funding to date has been external and project specific. Our past and current funders are listed below. For full disclosure about the specific funding amounts, currencies, and dates of grants, read our annual reports from 2017 and 2018.
The University of Johannesburg provides our office space, as well as other structural support such as access to libraries and an academic community. They do not provide any financial support to the Centre. For ACE this support dates from our inception in November 2016. For projects conducted by our team under the auspices of the University’s Centre for Anthropological Research and Department for Anthropology and Development Studies, this dates back to January 2010.
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has funded ACE through a project grant worth £70,000 from November 2016 – October 2017. DFID has supported our team through the UJ-BCURE grant (2014-2016), and previous systematic review grants in 2010 and 2012.
The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has funded ACE through a project grant worth £175,000 from December 2016 – November 2017.
We received R20,000 in funding from the University of South Africa (UNISA) for the provision of training in evidence maps and evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews in February 2017.
We received R12,500 in funding from the University of Cape Town for the provision of training in evidence-informed decision-making and research methods in February 2017.
We received R60,000 in funding from the African Institute for Development Policy for the provision of training in evidence maps and evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews in November 2016.
We collaborated with the Department of Education, Oxford University on an evidence synthesis project supported by a project grant worth £50,000 from January 2015 – November 2016.
We received R40,000 in funding from the Campbell Collaboration for the provision of training in systematic reviews in July 2017.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation funded ACE through a grant for USD545,000 for support to the Africa Evidence Network from September 2017 to March 2019. We received USD791,887 in additional funding for the period 2020 – 2023.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) funded ACE through a consultancy grant worth 12,060 Euro from September 2017 to May 2018.
We received USD22 438 in funding through a project grant from ViiV through the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
PAY RATIO WITHIN ACE
Our Director earns 3.9 times that of our lowest paid member of staff. It is our goal to keep this ratio as low as possible whilst still offering opportunities to those keen to gain experience on our team.