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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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)
Global Knowledge Partnerships Programme Implementation Framework for the 2024 Academic Year
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Pilot Call for Full Proposals
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 Applications: Additional Awards for the NRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Announcement of Successful Applications for NRF-SASOL Foundation Scholarship Programme in 2023
HFSP funding opportunity announcement
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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) and SASOL Ltd are pleased to announce two major new programmes to further advance research and capacity development. During July 2022, a competitive call for two jointly-funded South African Research Chairs in Power System Modelling and Green Hydrogen will be launched, in addition to a bespoke Postdoctoral Innovation Fellowships Programme.
The Chairs are aligned with the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), and will specifically stimulate academia-industry research designed to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation at South African universities. The new Postdoctoral Programme will develop industrially relevant long-term research capacity in energy transition and sustainability at both academic institutions, and at Sasol’s research facilities in Sasolburg for a period of up to two years. The programme will focus on Green Hydrogen, Energy Storage, Waste Utilisation towards a Circular Economy, Air Quality Assessment, Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis for Power-to-Liquids Applications, and In situ Characterisation of Catalysts.
These new programmes further advances the strong partnership between SASOL, the SASOL Foundation and the NRF that has supported 400 students and researchers from academic and research performing institutions in South Africa. In 2021, R54 million has been jointly invested supporting 26 multi-year academic-industry collaborative research projects in response to South Africa’s energy transition.
The growing partnership between Sasol and the NRF is not only playing a key role in accelerating the co-creation of knowledge for impact, and skills development, addressing the critical energy challenges, but showcasing the value of effective partnership within the innovation ecosystem.
Sasol has a long history of funding research at South African universities through contract research and student bursaries. Over the past 16 years, it has also contributed more than R300 million through its R&T University Collaboration Programme, which provides research grants to academics for projects in the key disciplines of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
The NRF promotes research and innovation interests through innovative funding instruments, advancement of research career development, public science engagement, and the establishment of leading-edge research platforms that support the scientific and innovation landscape to effectively respond to socio-economic challenges and opportunities.
The appointment of a service provider for the development, reviewing, repackaging and electronic distribution of Science Communications Resources
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