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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.

Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers 2016

In 2007, Higher Education South Africa (HESA) conducted a review of the National Research Foundation’s evaluation and rating system. Following this review, HESA acknowledged and endorsed the value that evaluation and rating add to the NRF’s research support and advancement vision.

Call for Submission of Annual Progress Reports for Established Researchers - SARChI Grants

This serves to inform you that the system is now open for the submission of SARChI Annual Progress Reports (APR’s).

Call for Evaluation and Rating of Individual Researchers 2016

Applicants are invited to submit applications for evaluation and rating at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Call for Annual Progress Reports for Established Researcher Projects Funded in 2015

Grant-holders are requested to update their 2015 Research Outputs on their CVs on the NRF Online Submission System - https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. The 2015 outputs will be listed in the APR and grant-holders will be able to select the outputs they wish to include in the relevant Annual Progress Report.

Equipment-related Travel and Training Grants 2015 – 2nd Call

The rationale for this Funding Instrument is to make funds available to support the broader science community to access state-of-the-art research equipment that is not available at the home research institution, regionally or nationally. The grants are divided into two categories: Equipment-related Travel Grants and...

SASAC Call for PhD Bursaries 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have taken a strategic decision to continue investing in and expanding activities around systems analysis over the coming decade in the context of the pivotal role that this type of research plays in solving global challenges and...

Chinese-South African Collaborations in Astronomy: Workshop Programme

China 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. Their shared goals are particularly apparent in the area of astronomy and astrophysics, and they wish to formulate a bi-lateral...

NWO-NRF: Cooperation between the Netherlands and South Africa on Astronomy and Enabling Technologies for Astronomy 2015

The Netherlands and South Africa have a joint interest in promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation in Astronomy (including Enabling Technologies for Astronomy). To facilitate collaboration between researchers in the two countries, The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and The Netherlands...

DST-NRF Conference Fund 2016

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 importance of cross-border R&I, strengthened by directed partnerships both within and outside of South Africa...

DST – NRF Fellowships for Early Career Researchers from the UK 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the United Kingdom Academies (under the United Kingdom-South Africa Newton Fund) are pleased to announce the Call for applications for DST-NRF Fellowships for Early Career Researchers from the United Kingdom.

African Origins Platform 2016

The African Origins Platform (AOP) is a discipline-specific funding instrument which supports research and associated human capacity development in the palaeosciences.

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

Within the framework of the agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the governments of the Republic of India and the Republic of South Africa signed in Pretoria on 19 July 1995 and renewed in 2007. Following the last Joint Committee meeting held in Pretoria in June 2015 we are pleased to announce...

Knowledge, Interchange & Collaboration (KIC) 2015 - Second Call for proposals

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...

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Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers 2016

In 2007, Higher Education South Africa (HESA) conducted a review of the National Research Foundation’s evaluation and rating system. Following this review, HESA acknowledged and endorsed the value that evaluation and rating add to the NRF’s research support and advancement vision.

Call for Submission of Annual Progress Reports for Established Researchers - SARChI Grants

This serves to inform you that the system is now open for the submission of SARChI Annual Progress Reports (APR’s).

Call for Annual Progress Reports for Established Researcher Projects Funded in 2015

Grant-holders are requested to update their 2015 Research Outputs on their CVs on the NRF Online Submission System - https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. The 2015 outputs will be listed in the APR and grant-holders will be able to select the outputs they wish to include in the relevant Annual Progress Report.

Equipment-related Travel and Training Grants 2015 – 2nd Call

The rationale for this Funding Instrument is to make funds available to support the broader science community to access state-of-the-art research equipment that is not available at the home research institution, regionally or nationally. The grants are divided into two categories: Equipment-related Travel Grants and...

SASAC Call for PhD Bursaries 2016

The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have taken a strategic decision to continue investing in and expanding activities around systems analysis over the coming decade in the context of the pivotal role that this type of research plays in solving global challenges and...

Chinese-South African Collaborations in Astronomy: Workshop Programme

China 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. Their shared goals are particularly apparent in the area of astronomy and astrophysics, and they wish to formulate a bi-lateral...

NWO-NRF: Cooperation between the Netherlands and South Africa on Astronomy and Enabling Technologies for Astronomy 2015

The Netherlands and South Africa have a joint interest in promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation in Astronomy (including Enabling Technologies for Astronomy). To facilitate collaboration between researchers in the two countries, The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and The Netherlands...

Call for Evaluation and Rating of Individual Researchers 2016

Applicants are invited to submit applications for evaluation and rating at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

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