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)
Acting Group Executive: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships
Group Executive: Science Engagement and Corporate Relations
Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding Call
NRF BRICS Call Guideline
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
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 Academic Year
Announcement of Successful SARChI Masters Scholarships Applicants for 2023_Final
Announcement of Successful SARChI Doctoral Scholarships Applicants for 2023_Final
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa
Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2024-2025
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 NRF is pleased to announce that the Minister of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, the Honourable Dr Blade Nzimande, pursuant to Section 6 of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Act (Act 23 of 1998 as amended) has appointed the new Board of the NRF for a four-year term with effect from 01 December 2022 to 30 November 2026. The NRF Board is the governing body and accounting authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). The role of the Board is to lead the organisation through the discharge of its responsibilities in relation to strategic direction, policy approval, oversight and accountability such that the good governance outcomes of an ethical culture, good performance, effective control and legitimacy with stakeholders are achieved by the organisation.
“As the NRF heads towards a renewed strategic direction, we are excited to work under the leadership and guidance of the newly appointed Chairperson, Professor Mosa Moshabela, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and all Board members, whom we trust will bring invaluable insight from their respective fields of expertise and extensive experience.”
“I would also like to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to the outgoing NRF Board. Led by Dr Nompumelelo Obokoh, the outgoing Board ended its four-year term on 30 November 2022. We have achieved a great deal under their guidance and made significant headway in our ambition to Advance Knowledge, Transform Lives and Inspire a Nation”, says NRF CEO Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo.
The full list of the new NRF Board members is provided below for your information, and we look forward to formally welcoming all members in person at the NRF early in the new year.
NRF Board Members
Received: NRF/SAASTA EDU/44/2022-2023
African Science Granting Councils and Partner Meetings call for enhanced research funding, research impact and collaboration
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