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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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.
IIASA has increased its membership footprint through its newest member, the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Member Organisation, as part of a regional approach to participation in IIASA research and capacity building activities.
The first regional member of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) was admitted recently. The new Sub-Saharan African Regional Member Organisation (SSARMO) includes 17 African countries who are participating in the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa – a multi-partner, multi-institutional initiative established in 2015 aimed at strengthening institutional capacities of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africa . SSARMO through the establishment of the Sub-Saharan African Systems Analysis Centre (SASAC), will develop integrated systems solutions and policy insights to current, emerging, and novel regional sustainability challenges and opportunities. The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, who was previously a national IIASA member since 2007, will act as the secretariat hub for SSARMO and carry the regional vote on the IIASA Council through its Council Member, Dr Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director at the NRF.
The regional membership application was made in response to a statement of the 98th IIASA Council meeting in June 2021, which conceptualised a regional membership model aimed at bringing together multiple countries within a region, who are facing similar challenges, but may not have the means or capacity as individual countries to join IIASA as national members. The model allows the opportunity to meet the IIASA charter obligations, build capacity, and develop and engage with global and regional applied systems analysis issues.
Working closely with SASAC and the SGCI participants, IIASA will provide a bridge for building innovative scientific partnerships between stakeholders in the region and systems analysis research communities across the globe and support the development of local expertise in systems analysis, including the transfer of any associated new methodologies, tools, and data. It is foreseen that increased opportunities for collaboration between researchers in the countries represented through the regional membership will also lead to an increased impact of IIASA research in regional policy uptake, while simultaneously strengthening Sub-Saharan Africa’s capacity to identify and sustain partnerships that enhance collaboration and networking.
In addition to the above, SSARMO’s IIASA membership will contribute to accelerating the career pathways of emerging researchers to become internationally recognised and leading researchers with strengthened academic rigor and competitiveness through increased international exposure, collaboration, and student mentorship opportunities. This programme will build on IIASA and the SGCI’s extensive collaborative network of partners in Africa and beyond, providing an organising framework that will increase the momentum of addressing sustainability challenges.
The NRF CEO, Dr Fulufhelo Nelwamondo, noted that “this membership will be instrumental in ensuring that the Sub-Saharan Region becomes globally competitive on research matters relating to systems analysis, thereby promoting innovation and a transformed research system”. IIASA Director-General Dr Albert van Jaarsveld further stated that “this partnership will have a positive impact on building regional capacity of system analysts for the greater benefit of society”.
Wide-ranging support from the CEOs of the SSA Science Granting Councils confirmed the strategic direction and impact of this initiative.
Dr Sepo Hachigonta, Director Strategic Partnerships at the NRF, serves as the SSARMO Secretary to IIASA.
THE APPOINTMENT OF A SERVICE PROVIDER TO OPERATE THE NRF CANTEEN AND DISTRIBUTE REFRESHMENTS TO SATELLITE KITCHENS AT THE NRF HEAD OFFICE IN BRUMMERIA PRETORIA FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS
RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP INVITATION
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