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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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.
Whether it is mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology, the basic sciences underpin our comprehension of natural phenomena. The basic sciences provide a fundamental understanding of the world around us. They are a key driver to sustainable economic development and provide an evidence base for responding to many challenges experienced in our modern world. The National Science Week (NSW) 2022 will focus on “Celebrating the role of basic sciences in the modern world.” This annual event will showcase and raise awareness about science. The week will be launched in Durban, at the Mangosuthu University of Technology Umlazi Campus on Saturday, 30 July 2022.
This year, the National Science Week will be a hybrid event and the launch will also be streamed live. The theme recognises the United Nations international observance and will incorporate activities to celebrate the International Year of Basic Sciences. The National Science Week will run from 01 to06 August 2022 at sites across South Africa.
The celebration of National science Week this year will highlight the resolution adopted by the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the 2nd December 2021. The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development appreciates that the applications of basic sciences are vital for advances in medicine, industry, agriculture, water resources, energy planning, environment, communications and culture, and that basic sciences rupture technologies respond to the needs of humankind by providing access to information and increasing societal well-being, and promoting peace through improved collaboration toward Sustainable Development Goals.
National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation, a countrywide celebration of science. The week connects various stakeholders and role players who conduct science-based activities during the week and is an annual celebration of the role and value of science and technology in our daily lives.
The National Science Week was established in 2000 and has developed over the years to have a truly national footprint. As the coordinator of the week, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement ensures the efficient coordination of the week and works with a multitude of partners including universities, science centres, museums, botanical gardens and other organisation to create a week of scientific exploration, celebration and discovery.
For more information, please click on the link below to find NSW programme
Programme – SAASTA
The objectives of celebrating the NSW 2022 under the aforementioned theme are to:
(a) Illustrate the role of science in tackling problems and challenges encountered in creating and sustaining a prosperous society;(b) Demystify the myths surrounding some of the innovations that are important to the advancement of society;(c) Display that South Africa is a home of some discoveries and innovations that influence the world; and(d) Raise Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career awareness.
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Telephone number: 012 392 9300
About the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) SAASTA is a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF) with the mandate to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South
Africa. SAASTA’s contribution to the NRF’s vision is to grow the pool of quality learners today who will become the scientists and innovators of tomorrow. It aims to be the leading science advancement agency in the country by promoting and communicating the value and impact of science, technology and innovation in a dynamic knowledge economy. It also intends to contribute significantly towards building a science, engineering and technology (SET) human resource base. For more information on the operations and programs within the NRF, please visit www.saasta.ac.za
About the National Research Foundation (NRF):
The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established on 1 April 1999 as an independent statutory body in accordance with the National Research Foundation Act. The NRF is a key public entity responsible for supporting the development of human resources for research and innovation in all fields of science and technology. The organisation is one of the major players in educating and training a new generation of scientists able to deal with South African and African needs. The organisation encourages public awareness and appreciation of science, engineering and technology, and facilitates dialogue between science and society. Its vision is to contribute to a prosperous South Africa based on a knowledge economy. For more information on the operations and programs within the NRF please visit www.nrf.ac.za.
Supply and Delivery of 1000m Rated Fully Operational Remotely Operated Vehicle with Manipulator Arm.
The Procurement of a Five (5) Year Biannual Maintenance Service on the 1056 Cells Types OGi – 2000 BAE Battery at iThemba LABS, Faure, Western Cape
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