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) in collaboration with the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) wishes to call upon all the researchers (Doctoral students and Postdoctoral fellows) to send through their nominations for the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2022. The Summit in Singapore is a gathering of young researchers worldwide for a chance to interact with eminent scientists and technology leaders. It was started in 2013 with the objective of exciting and engaging young scientists to pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers. The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.
The Summit is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Speakers at the Summit include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award. The theme for the Summit is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”. Promising young scientists will exchange ideas and knowledge with the speakers and their peers over four days under this theme.
The event will be held as follows:
How to Nominate
Interested parties to be considered either as participants or viewers should send their details to the NRF for the attention of Mr Nelson Komane on email@example.com by no later than 12 September 2021, as follows:
Based on the number of slots for participants and viewers provided to the NRF by the GYSS, the NRF will nominate the interested candidates on the GYSS portal and the GYSS committee will inform the nominees (via the submitted email addresses) by 17 September 2021 to provide further details and complete their applications.
By mid November 2021, all nominated participants and their institutions will receive an update from the GYSS on the final decision on participant selection. All attendees would have access to the live plenary lectures, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and networking platforms. On top of these, Participants would also have a chance to
N.B: Please note that slots are limited to 40 per category (participant or viewer), and a nomination does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the GYSS 2022. The GYSS Organising Committee reserves the right to shortlist the nominees.
Please feel free to email Mr Nelson Komane on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 012 481-4219 for further information.
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