Acknowledging Genus

As a Genus grantee, your research contributes significantly to the advancement of palaeoscience, and your acknowledgement of that support is crucial.

You should acknowledge the Genus: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeoscience in publications, science engagement activities, science communication efforts, conference presentations, and conference posters for:

  • Recognition of Support: Acknowledge the Genus: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeoscience in your publications and presentations to recognise the critical financial and intellectual support behind your research.
  • Transparency and Integrity: Clearly state funding sources in your work to maintain transparency and integrity, enabling an understanding of the context and potential influences on your research.
  • Impact Assessment: Your acknowledgements aid in assessing the impact of Genus, helping to demonstrate the collective value of our research support to stakeholders and funding bodies.
  • Strengthening Collaborations: Publicly recognising our Centre fosters a strong scientific community, highlighting collaborative efforts and building a sense of unity in palaeoscience research.
  • Promotion of Research Impact: Acknowledging the Centre in your outputs enhances the visibility and impact of your research and our collaborative efforts in the field of palaeoscience.
  • Compliance with Grant Agreements: Adhering to the terms of your grant agreement, including the acknowledgement of the Genus: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence, is crucial for maintaining our partnership and securing future funding. Failure to acknowledge can impact future funding opportunities.

To assist you in meeting this requirement, please use the following in your publications, presentations, and any other relevant materials:

Genus supported this research/project: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Palaeoscience under Grant No. 86073.

For presentations and posters, please use one of our logos, which is available for download here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the acknowledgement requirement or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to our grant management team at