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Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP)

THRIP is a flagship research and development instrument of the dti and the NRF. THRIP is a government-academic-private sector partnership established to respond to the shortage of high-level technical skills required by industry and to improve the competitive edge of South Africa’s industry through the development of...

Research and Technology Fund (RTF)

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF) has entered into an agreement with the NRF to implement the RTF programme. RTF is aimed at ensuring financial and resource allocation to the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors for research and development in support of the vision, mission,...

Energy Research Programme (ERP)

This programme is a key instrument used to implement the DST Security and Energy Grand Challenge for the realisation of the objective of developing human capital and alternative energy technologies. The first hub-and-spokes cluster has already been established through this funding instrument, comprising a hub with...

Energy Human Capacity Development and Knowledge Generation (EHCD&KG)

The broad objective of EHCD&KG is to nurture investment in research and development, human capital and infrastructure within the energy sector. The overall programme aim is to develop the required capacity to meet the human capital, knowledge and innovation requirements of the energy sector of South Africa. EHCD...

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (BFG)

The BFG is a DST contract-funded programme whose aim is to support bioinformatics applications in biotechnology projects in line with national priorities. The strategic aim of this programme is to support the development of human capacity and to create bioinformatics and functional genomics skills which would be...

2ENRICH

The 2ENRICH initiative is a cooperative programme developed between the NRF and its counterpart in the Netherlands - the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The 2ENRICH initiative is focussed on the “bottom of the pyramid” population (+/- 4 billion globally) and specifically in sub-Saharan Africa...