The National Research Foundation was established as an independant government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act [Act No.23 of 1998].
The NRF receives its mandate from the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998, as amended). According to Section 3 of the Act, the object of the NRF is to contribute to national development by:
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR EVALUATION AND RATING – 2024
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DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2024 Academic Year
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Africa’s leading research facility for accelerator based science. Probing fundamental structure and the origins of matter; Advancing the understanding of condensed matter; Impacting the Societal need through provision for the health and environmental sector
The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences is the continents' biggest facility for particle and nuclear research.
The SAAO is a national facility of the NRF and the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.
SAEON is a national platform for detecting, translating and predicting environmental change.
SAIAB provides unique skills and infrastructure support in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems research, molecular research, collections and bioinformatics.
SARAO is a national facility of the NRF and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, (HartRAO) in Gauteng...
South Africa’s innovation revolution must assist in solving our society’s deep and pressing socio-economic challenges. Global competitiveness, shrinking resource availability, and the requirements of a skilled labour force mean that, increasingly, an awareness and understanding of why science and research are critical to our lives is essential for developing an innovation culture.
Within the next five years, the aim is to begin to more fully embed engagement in and with science in the core NRF missions of supporting and promoting new knowledge and growing new knowledge workers. This is led by the formulation of an acceptable NRF position on engaged research which will guide the NRF approach…
NRF | SAASTA is the NRF business division tasked with leading and coordinating the science engagement programme across the NRF and beyond. The NRF is equally committed to ensuring that the science engagement leadership and national coordination role…
The NRF provides leading-edge research infrastructure platforms that ensure that the national research enterprise has the requisite infrastructure to undertake globally competitive discovery science, train the next generation of researchers, support engagement with science by and with the public and promote innovation that positively impacts society, the environment, the economy.
The annual NRF Awards recognize and celebrate South African research excellence. The awards presented to researchers are in two categories, the ratings linked awards and special recognition awards.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) conducts its procurement of goods, services, and works in accordance with its Supply Chain Management Policy in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, and cost-effective
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is guided by its Supply Chain Management Policy in its procurement of goods and services. The Policy sets out the prescripts issued by National Treasury with the exact note referenced in the footnotes. The Supply Chain Management policy adheres to the National Treasury’s prescribed supply chain system framework.
The NRF’s Supply Chain Management Policy and the conduct of supply chain management at the NRF seeks to give effect to section 217 of the South African Constitution which requires that all procurement of goods and services must be done in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.
The National Research Foundation bid awards and contracts. Below is the latest award.
Cape Town, South Africa – The National Organising Committee of the 32nd International Astronomical Union General Assembly 2024 (IAU GA 2024) proudly announces the opening of abstract submissions and grant applications. This landmark event, hosted by the National Research Foundation, with strong support from the Department of Science and Innovation, is scheduled to take place from 06 to 15 August 2024, in Cape Town, South Africa, and online, marking the first time the prestigious event will be held on the African continent. It will embrace three core principles of Accessibility, Impact and Sustainability.
This General Assembly is poised to be historic, not only because of its unique location but also due to its commitment to make astronomical science more accessible, impactful, and environmentally sustainable. The IAU GA 2024 aims to foster a family-friendly conference environment, promoting inclusive participation through its novel hybrid conferencing model.
Call for Abstracts
We invite the global astronomical community to submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters, available for both in-person and virtual participants. Submissions are open from 30 November 2023, to 01 March 2024, and can be made via the conference website (www.astronomy2024.org). Early bird registration rates are available until 01 March 2024.
In line with our goal of inclusivity, conference participants can apply for a grant to support their participation in the IAU GA 2024, including IAU Grants and Africa Grants. These grants aim to support astronomers and students, particularly those with limited means of support, and young scientists. We encourage interested participants to apply as part of their abstract submission process. The deadline for grant applications is also 01 March 2024.
The IAU GA 2024 will feature an array of scientific sessions, symposia, and meetings across various astronomical disciplines such as Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Advances in Solar Observations, and Planetary Science in the JWST Era, among others. Division and Working Group meetings will cover topics from Fundamental Astronomy to Dark and Quiet Sky Protection. A full list is available on the website: https://astronomy2024.org/programme/
“We are excited to welcome the astronomy world to Africa in 2024! Our team has been working hard to ensure that this will be a historic and memorable event, not only for the astronomers and students who attend, but also for the public at large” says Mr Kevin Govender, Chair of the National Organising Committee, IAU GA 2024.
For more details on abstract submission, grant applications, and the conference program, please visit our website at https://astronomy2024.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
The IAU is the international astronomical organisation that brings together more than 12 000 active professional astronomers from more than 100 countries worldwide. Its mission is to promote and safeguard astronomy in all its aspects, including research, communication, education and development, through international cooperation. The IAU also serves as the internationally recognised authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies and the surface features on them. Founded in 1919, the IAU is the world’s largest professional body for astronomers.
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