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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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 Dutch Research Council (NWO) through the Merian Fund, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) support long-term scientific collaboration in the Water, Energy and Food (WEF) nexus field. The NWO and the NRF have agreed on strategic knowledge and innovation agendas through effective contributions to support transformations towards sustainability to gradually expand the knowledge base of the WEF nexus field. This will be achieved by issuing regular calls for proposals, and by inviting consortia from knowledge institutions from both countries to work together with societal partners from public, semi-public, and private organisations.
This call seeks research projects that will integrate the health component in the WEF nexus planning through demonstrated practical case studies. Thus, the successful projects should demonstrate and address the interlinkages between water-energy-food, the broader socio-ecological environment and human health in view of providing better response to pandemics, health risks and crises. Research consortia are invited to apply, in which researchers from knowledge institutions will work with societal partners from public, semi-public and private organisations, in order to increase the societal relevance of their research. The call allows for the inclusion of research partners and case studies from African countries whose ministries and granting councils are a participating member in the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI).
This nexus research should address one or more of the following thematic areas:
Please note that the this call for proposals has three phases as follows:
South African researchers interested in submitting pre-proposals should apply directly to NWO. The NRF Online Submission System (https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za/) will be opened only to those researchers who have been approved to submit a full proposal.
Key dates and submission deadlines: South African researchers must consult their institutions for internal closing dates.
Submission of research initiatives (not mandatory), which are to be submitted to NWO, is 18 January 2022, at 14:00:00 hours CET.
Submission of pre-proposals (mandatory), which are to be submitted to NWO, is 1 March 2022, at 14:00:00 hours CET.
Submission of full proposals (mandatory), which are to be submitted to both the NWO and NRF, is 29 September 2022
– at 14:00:00 hours CEST for the submission to NWO; and
– at 23:59:59 hours SAST for the submission to NRF.
Applications received after the two above-mentioned closing dates will not be considered for review and for funding by both the NWO and the NRF.
For specific questions about this call for proposals, applicants are encouraged to please contact:
Contact person NWO:Jacomijn Verbruggen-Zoutewelle+31 70 344 09 72 / +31 6 email@example.com
Contact persons NRF:Teuns Phahlamohlaka+27 12 481 4385T.Phahlamohlaka@risa.nrf.ac.za
Stephen Dlamini+27 12 481 4037S.Dlamini@risa.nrf.ac.za
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