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)
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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
1ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS FOR THE DSI-NRF FIRST-TIME GRANT HOLDER-LINKED MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FUNDING IN 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS FOR THE DSI-NRF FIRST-TIME GRANT HOLDER-LINKED DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FUNDING IN 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR
Call for applications: Summer schools 2024 in Germany for DAAD In-Country/In-Region scholarship holders
Open Calls for Scholarship Applications: Hungary, China, Russia, Mauritius, Sweden and Switzerland
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 Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) is pleased to inform you about various calls for applications for international scholarship opportunities currently accepting applications for studies in 2024!
These include the Department’s flagship programmes, the Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africans, the Chinese Government Scholarship, the Russian Government Scholarship Programme and the Mauritius Africa Scholarship Scheme and many more opportunities.
The Hungarian Government is offering 100 scholarships to South African students to study at participating public universities in Hungary – at Bachelor’s, Master’s, One-Tier Master’s and Doctoral levels with short term mobility opportunities or Exchange Programmes ( 1 or 2 semesters) for registered Master or Doctoral candidates. Study programmes are taught in English.
The deadline for submitting applications is 15 January 2024, this includes both full degree programmes and partial/exchange programmes.
Click here for more information on the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship programme.
The Chinese government is offering scholarships for South African students to study at Chinese institutions starting in the 2024 academic year for Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD and non-degree Chinese language studies.
The deadline for submitting applications is 26 January 2024.
Click here for more information on the Chinese Government scholarship programme.
The Russian Government Scholarships are open for applications for studies starting September 2024 in Russia.
The scholarships are for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of study areas excluding medicine. Russian higher educational institutions offer studies in the Russian and English languages depending on the chosen programme.
Deadline for applications: 01 February 2024.
Click here for more information on the Russian Government Scholarships programme.
The Government of Mauritius is offering scholarships to eligible South Africans for full-time, on-campus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes tenable in public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Mauritius for the 2043 academic year starting in October 2024.
All applicants for the scholarship must have already applied for at least one full-time on-campus programme at a public higher education institution of their choice in Mauritius.
The deadline for submitting applications is 22 March 2024.
Click here for more information on the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme.
The Swedish Institute (SI) Scholarships for Global Professionals is offering scholarships for full-time one or two-year master’s degree programmes at Swedish universities for 2024 academic year. The scholarship aims to develop global leaders who will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to a positive and sustainable development in their home countries.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is offering support and payment of the Swedish university application fee, to up to fifteen (15) qualifying scholarship applicants.
Only those who have applied for admission to a Swedish university AND commit to applying for the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals are eligible.
The deadline for submitting applications is 16 January 2024.
The 2024 Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals will open in February 2024.
For more information on the call and the application process, visit International Scholarships Website.
The Swiss Government is offering three types of fully funded scholarships (Research Scholarships, PhD Scholarships, and Postdoctoral Scholarships) to students in all academic fields of research.
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are intended for highly motivated, competitive young researchers who have graduated from university (postgraduates).
The deadline for submitting applications 15 December 2023.
We invite you to visit the International Scholarships website at https://www.internationalscholarships.dhet.gov.za/ for information on other scholarship opportunities that are available, as well as for general information about study abroad opportunities.
Each scholarship has a different application process, deadlines, eligibility criteria, conditions, benefits, and contact points. Prospective applicants are strongly advised to read all information documents carefully before applying.
Enquiries can be sent to Internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za.
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