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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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR EVALUATION AND RATING – 2024
Announcement: Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT)
Call for Applications: Globalink Research Award Thematic Call
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.
Applications for the 2022-2023 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are now open and, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and revised academic calendar, will close on May 14, 2021. Fulbright is a competitive scholarship program that offers South African citizens and permanent residents the opportunity to complete a Master’s or Doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States. Fulbright scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses in the United States for up to two years.
Applicants are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible, as the application has several components. South Africans wishing to pursue a Master’s degree must have completed a four-year B-Tech degree or a three-year Bachelor’s degree with an Honors degree. Prospective Doctoral students must have successfully obtained a Master’s degree. Medical and MBA studies are not funded by the Fulbright scholarship.
“In 2020, nine South African students received fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to complete post-graduate studies at American academic institutions,” Cultural Affairs Officer for Exchanges Kerri Spindler-Ranta explained. “These talented South Africans are pursuing studies in fields ranging from law and communications to history and public health. The cohort also includes four South Africans who are pursuing doctoral degrees at, among others, The University of Illinois and The University of Arkansas,” she said. “The safety of exchange participants remains a top priority for our Mission and the whole U.S. government, and we work with host institutions and students to make sure all COVID-19 travel regulations are strictly followed.”
In partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Fulbright scholarships are also available to NRF-funded South African PhD students, who are enrolled at a South African university or tertiary institute, and who intend to conduct one year’s research at a tertiary institute in the United States.
Since 1953, more than 2,100 South African students and scholars have pursued studies and research in the United States through the Fulbright program. This flagship education exchange program seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. It currently operates in South Africa and more than 150 other countries worldwide.
The U.S. government strongly encourages applications from students with disabilities and from underserved areas.
South Africans interested in applying for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program can learn more by CLICKING HERE.
Renewal of the NRF Agreement with the French National Research Institute
Gigantic Galaxies Discovered with the MeerKAT Telescope
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