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The NRF was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities.

Research Career Advancement Fellowship Call for 2015

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce the Research Career Advancement Fellowship Call for 2015

DST-NRF Professional Development Programme Call for 2015

The DST and NRF are pleased to announce the DST-NRF Professional Development Programme (PDP) Call for 2015.

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Programme Call for Applications for Funding from 2015

South Africa recognizes the importance of and special contributions of studies in Bioinformatics towards transforming the bioeconomic landscape and in this context the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) initiated a Funding Programme for Bioinformatics and Functional...

MRC-NRF Health Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Call for 2015

The MRC and NRF are pleased to announce the MRC-NRF Health Masters and Doctoral Scholarship Call for 2015.

South Africa/South Korea Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration Call for Joint Project Proposals 2015

Following the bilateral agreement on cooperation between South Africa and the Republic of South Korea in science and technology which was signed in the Republic of Korea in February 2004, a 5th Joint Committee Meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea in October 2013. During the meeting, joint projects for implementation...

Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) Scientific Events/Travel Grants

In a globalised world, the internationalisation of research is imperative for the competitiveness of any country. While international collaboration has always been an intrinsic part of the research and innovation (R&I) endeavour, the forces of competitiveness and globalisation are accelerating the scope, pace and...

South Africa/Japan Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration Call for Joint Project Proposals 2015

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) entered into a MoU in 2005 as implementers following a 2003 Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between South Africa and Japan. The implementation of the NRF/JSPS MoU led to annual cycles of joint research...

South Africa/Egypt – Research Partnership Programme Bilateral Agreement 2015

The Republic of South Africa and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed an Agreement for cooperation in science and technology on 26 August 1997. The two countries agreed to jointly support researchers from public universities and public research institutes on an equal and mutually beneficial basis in an effort to enhance...

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