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)
Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Announcement: Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT)
Global Knowledge Partnerships Programme Implementation Framework for the 2024 Academic Year
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2024 Academic Year
Invitation for Nominations for Professional Development Programme (PDP) Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2023
2023 iThemba Labs Physics Summer School Call for Applications
Bi-annual Progress Reports: Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 – Mid-Year Reports
Announcement of Successful Applications for General Honours Scholarships 2023_July
Announcement of Successful Applications for the 2023 NRF Scarce Skills Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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Call for Proposals: Japan Science and Technology Agency / Japan International Cooperation Agency Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
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.
NRF Management Reponse_SANOCEAN Mid Review_26082022
SANOCEANMid Term Review Report_Final
Final DST-NRF Flagship Programme Evaluation Report
NRF Management Response_Flagship Evaluation Final
2023 Management Response to the Independent Review of the MDP Programme
An Independent Review of the Customised MDP for the NRF 2017 TO 2021 _ ANNEXURES
An Independent Review of the Customised MDP for the NRF 2017 to 2021 Final (17Jan2023)
Response to Independent Review USB
AIMS-NEPAD Evaluation Programme
List of stakeholders for the evaluation -SANWATCE Final
List of stakeholders for the evaluation AIMS Final
SANBio List of stakeholders for the evaluation Final
SANBIO SANWATCE Evaluation Programme Actual
NRF Response_NEPAD Flagships Review
Final Report of SANBio SANWATCE and AIMS 06June2022 signed
Annexure III-Interview Schedules and Programme
Approved DSI Response to the NRF Eva
Palaeosciences Strategy Evaluation Management Response_NRF
Annexure II - List of Stakeholders
Annexure III-Interview Schedules and Programme
FINAL Palaeosciences Strategy Evaluation Report 08 April 2022
Review of the International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development - Management Response to the Panel Report March 2021
Review of the International Astronomical Union Office of Astronomy for Development Panel Report March 2021
SECOND FIVE YEAR INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH CHAIRS INITIATIVE (SARChI)
SECOND FIVE YEAR INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESEARCH CHAIRS INITIATIVE (SARChI) - MANAGEMENT RESPONSE
2018 Final ESRF Review Report 2017-12-07-133607
F'SATI REVIEW REPORT-2017
Management Response F'SATI
2015 NRF Institutional Review - Synthesis Report
2015 NRF Institutional Review - NRF Communique
2004 iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Science Review Report as part of 2005 NRF Review
2004 Shaping the Future of Physics in South Africa Review Report
2004 South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Review Report as part of 2005 NRF review
2009 DST-NRF CoE in Catalysis Review Report
2007 Historical Review and Analysis of Rating System-Study as part of HESA Review
2009 DST-NRF CoE in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis Review Report
2007 Impact of rating system on scholarly productivity of SA academics-Study as part of HESA review (website)
2009 DST-NRF CoE in Strong Materials Review Report
2007 Mapping formal and informal use of rating system over time-Study as part of HESA review
2009 DST-NRF CoE in Tree Health Biotechnology Review Report
2007 Processes used to manage Rating System in past five years-Study as part of HESA review
2011 A Decadel Strategy for Human Capacity Development in Astronomy and Astrophysics in SA - Position Paper
2008 Mathematical Sciences Research Review Report
2012 National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme and Multi-wavelength Astronomy Programme Management Response
2012 National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme and Multi-wavelength Astronomy Programme Review Report
2013 French-SA Institute of Technology Postgraduate Programme at Cape Peninsula University of Technology Management Response
2001 NRF Programmes directed at Research and Research Capacity Development at HBUs Review Report
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