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 National Research Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce its formal partnership with the prominent Mitacs, which will support South African and Canadian doctoral students and Postdoctoral Fellows at host-country research and industry institutions.
This initiative effectively launches the NRF’s Industry Partnership Strategy which aims to develop skilled human capability by fostering collaborative training opportunities with industry; promote joint research; and encourage a culture of collaborative networks with industry across the globe.
Through the provision of funding, training and network opportunities, the partnership will contribute in the recruitment of a high calibre of qualified postgraduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows to carry out joint internships and strengthen international research collaboration between the two countries.
“The demand for innovative solutions that respond to socio-economic challenges and opportunities prompted the need for increased collaboration between academia and industry. One of our strategic objectives is to promote globally competitive research and innovation. This partnership will play a fundamental role in securing and leveraging additional resources for higher education institutions and National Facilities, advancing technology and innovation transfer”, says NRF Chief Executive Officer, Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo.
“I am delighted to launch this first agreement between Mitacs and the National Research Foundation. We are proud to support the innovation ecosystem by offering a significant opportunity for PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows for global mobility between Canada and South Africa. The connections established through this partnership will advance outcomes for both countries, while providing new opportunities for researchers,” says Dr. John Hepburn, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
The programme and projects that participants partake in will be jointly funded by the NRF and Mitacs under the Mitacs suite of programmes. Both organisations will undertake the evaluation of project proposals and supplementary programme adjudication as well as the promotion of the programme to eligible universities and research institutions. The programme is the first of its kind in South Africa, with a combined investment of R15 m over three years, with leverage funding from both Mitacs and the private sector.
About the NRF:
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is an independent statutory body established in accordance with the National Research Foundation Act. Its mandate is to support and promote research through funding, human resource development and the provision of the necessary research facilities in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all ﬁelds of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge; supporting and promoting public awareness of, and engagement with, science; and promoting the development and maintenance of the national science system and support of Government priorities, thereby contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans.
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