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Sabbatical Grants to Complete Doctoral Degrees Funding Instrument - 2015 Call for Final Reports

All grantholders that received 2014 funding from the above Funding Instrument are requested to submit a 2015 Final Report. The required expenditure report is included in this Final Report.

ESRC/NRF Newton Call for Collaborative Research Urban Transformations in South Africa 2016

The ESRC and the NRF recognize that the very best research can be fostered by working with, and benchmarking against the best researchers internationally. To this end, both parties wish to develop collaborative activities that bring together UK and South African researchers. The ESRC and the NRF therefore invite...

Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme

Concept Notes for Integrated Team Projects 2015: The primary focus of the Programme is to generate, mobilize, co-ordinate and make accessible foundational biodiversity knowledge in line with the needs of society, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Global Change Programme and the bio-economy. The main...

Call for Proposals - Sabbatical Grants for Completion of Doctoral Degrees (Closed Call for nominees)

In 2010 the Department of Science and Technology (DST) introduced the “Improving Academic Qualifications of Academic Staff and Researchers” funding to accelerate the training of doctoral candidates, as a once-off project. In 2013 the DST renewed its funding commitment and extended this to a three-year programme....

South Africa (NRF)/Poland (NCBR) – Science and Technology Research Collaboration 2016

The NRF and the NCBR of Poland signed the MoU on 11 December 2014 to foster scientific and technological cooperation by facilitating brain circulation between the two countries and support research development activities of scientific and technical cooperation between South African and Polish universities and research...

Calls for Nominations for NRF Research Excellence Awards

Information on two calls for nominations for: NRF Research Excellence Award for Emerging Researchers and NRF Research Excellence Award for outstanding Doctoral Candidates (Next Generation Researchers).

Call for Research and Innovation Reward Programme

The National Research Facilities Research and Innovation Reward Programme (RIRP) is aimed at improving the quality and quantity of research outputs from the researchers at the National Research Facilities (NFs) by making monetary awards for quality research outputs generated by the NFs.

Call for Nominations - Sabbatical Grants to Complete Doctoral Degrees

In 2010 the Department of Science and Technology (DST) introduced the “Improving Academic Qualifications of Academic Staff and Researchers” funding to accelerate the training of doctoral candidates, as a once-off project. In 2013 the DST renewed its funding commitment and extended this to a three-year programme....

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Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers 2016

The Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers is a discipline-based funding instrument which supports principally basic research as the foundation of knowledge production in the disciplines of the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences.

Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers 2016

The Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers is a discipline-based funding instrument which supports principally basic research as the foundation of knowledge production in the disciplines of the Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences.

South Africa/Japan Joint Science and Technology Research Collaboration Call for Project Proposals 2016

On 28 August 2003, South Africa signed an agreement on cooperation in science and technology with Japan, followed two years later by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The implementation of the NRF/JSPS MoU led...

Thuthuka Programme - 2016 Funding

The Thuthuka Programme falls within the Human and Infrastructure Capacity Development (HICD) Directorate of the NRF. The goal of the HICD Directorate is to develop institutional research capabilities and infrastructure in parallel with human capital to drive the research and development strategies within the National...

National Equipment Programme (NEP) and National Nanotechnology Equipment Programme (NNEP)

The development and retention of high-end scientific and technological competencies is essential for South Africa to transform into a knowledge-based economy wherein the generation of new knowledge and scientific and technological innovations can bring about economic development, job creation and an improvement in the...

VU University Amsterdam – NRF Desmond Tutu Doctoral Programme

The Desmond Tutu Doctoral Training Programme (DTTP) was established in honour of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s lifetime struggle against inequality and his quest for reconciliation. The National Research Foundation (NRF) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) entered into a partnership in 2009 to co-fund South...

Indo-South African Flagship Programme in Astronomy 2015

India and South Africa share common aspirations for scientific and technological development, and for the growth of human capital resources. The countries are members of the BRICS consortium, and have a current bi-lateral agreement to foster joint progress. Their shared goals are particularly apparent in the area of...

UK – South Africa Researcher Links Grants for Travel and Hosting of Scientific Events 2015

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa in partnership with prominent UK academies (i.e. the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society) and the British Council is pleased to invite applications for the UK – South Africa Researcher Links grants. These grants will support...

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