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:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer: National Research Infrastructure Platforms.
Group Executive: Finance and Business Systems and (CFO)
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Group Executive: Science Engagement and Corporate Relations
Group Executive: Strategy Planning and Partnerships
Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding Call
NRF BRICS Call Guideline
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 Academic Year
Announcement of Successful Applications for the DSI-NRF general masters scholarships for 2022 academic year
Successful Applications for the DSI-NRF Postgraduate Scholarships for 2022 Academic Year
2022 TUT Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Call: Dept of Auditing
2022 TUT Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Call: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
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.
The BRICS STI Framework Programme aims to support excellent research on priority areas which can best be addressed through a multinational approach. The initiative should facilitate cooperation among the researchers and institutions in the consortia which consist of partners from at least three of the BRICS countries. As part of the initiative the following 12 research funding agencies from the BRICS countries have agreed to jointly establish a new scheme for funding multilateral collaborative research consortia for 2022 – 2024 years.
The NRF will support interdisciplinary research projects submitted only within the following 5 BRICS themes
South African researchers interested in submitting applications within the other five BRICS themes should apply directly to the other South African funders mentioned above.
Applicants must submit their pre-proposals (mandatory) directly to the BRICS Call Secretariat. The Project Coordinator must submit the pre-proposal Joint Application Form (JAF) to the BRICS Call Secretariat through the online BRICS STI Framework Programme Application Management System (BRICS AMS) at http://ams.rfbr.ru/BRICS. The JAF must be completed in English. Only 1 JAF should be submitted per project consortium.
The NRF Online Submission System (https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/) will be open only to those researchers who have been approved to submit a full proposal.
Pre-proposal deadline to the BRICS Call Secretariat is Thursday, 14 October 2021, 15:00 Moscow Time (UTC+3)
Applicants who will be able to submit full proposals, will be notified when the call opens. The deadline for DA submission to the NRF is Monday, 28 February 2022, 23:59:59 hours SAST.
Applicants are encouraged to follow the link: http://brics-sti.org/?p=new/30 for further details on the application process (including the NRF eligibility criteria and funding regulations).
NRF Contacts:Ms Nombuso MadondaKnowledge Advancement and Support (KAS)Tel: +27 12 481 4285 Email: NP.Madonda@risa.nrf.ac.za
Call for Applications for Evaluation and Rating 2022
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