Story Invitation: My Journey With The NRF

Story Invitation: My Journey With The NRF

Story Invitation: My Journey With The NRF

This year (2024), the National Research Foundation is turning 25 years old. We would like you to be a part of the NRF’s celebrations by telling us how your association with the NRF has impacted your life.

This questionnaire is intended for postgraduate students and researchers who have a current or past association with the NRF and its business units (SAEON, SAIAB, IThemba LABS, SARAO, SAAO and SAASTA) through, for example, funding opportunities, internships, ratings, research chairs, centres of excellence etc.

Submissions are not open to current, full-time employees of the NRF.

How to submit your “Journey with the NRF” story

Please download the questionnaire and follow the instructions.

You can submit your story in one of two ways:

  1. By completing and submitting the questionnaire with your photo(s), or
  2. By creating and submitting a video of yourself, based on the questionnaire

Please elaborate as much as possible in your story. We want to get to know you and understand your work (research/studies).

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 31 May 2024, at midnight.

Please email your submissions or any queries to Ms Thalia Brussow at

How will the NRF use your story?

By submitting your story, you are giving the NRF consent to use it and the images you have provided for publicity purposes. This may entail, but is not limited to, sharing your story and images on social media, the NRF website, NRF publications and press releases. Stories can also be tied in with other NRF celebrations, such as Youth Month or Women’s Month.

The NRF will endeavour to share as many submissions as we can between June and December 2024.

Prize Draw

The NRF will do a random prize draw on Friday, 28 June 2024 as a reward for story submissions.

There are eleven (11) prizes up for grabs.

  1. The main prize is a ‘ticket’ to NRF Awards for you and a partner. This will include transportation and accommodation costs to attend the prestigious NRF Awards ceremony on 22 August 2024. Also included is one R1000.00 (One Thousand Rand) Takealot Voucher.
  2. Ten (10) Takealot Vouchers of R1000.00 (One Thousand Rand) each.

By submitting your story, you will automatically be entered into the draw. The prize draw will not have any bearing on the publication or use of your story.

The draw and decision is final and no communication with participants will be entered into.

The winners will be announced on the NRF’s social media platforms and will also be notified via email.

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