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.
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Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Announcement: Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call on Democracy, Governance and Trust (DGT)
Global Knowledge Partnerships Programme Implementation Framework for the 2024 Academic Year
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
Announcement of Successful Applications for General Honours Scholarships 2023_July
Announcement of Successful Applications for the 2023 NRF Scarce Skills Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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Call for Proposals: Japan Science and Technology Agency / Japan International Cooperation Agency Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
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 impact of climate variability and change in agriculture poses a particular challenge for the African continent and has led to weakened resilience in nutrition and food security in various African countries. In addition, the war in Ukraine has also added to challenges of nutrition and food security for the continent due to disruptions in the food supply chain, leading to shortages of supplies such as wheat, edible oil and fertilizer, as well as a surge in food prices.
The National Research Foundation (NRF), in partnership with the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, presents this special virtual Science for Society lecture in observance of Africa Month 2022. The panel discussion will explore, among others, issues that continue to impact on the vulnerability of nutrition and food security for the region, as well as provide insight into how we can boost the resilience of food systems in Africa.
Professor Lise Korsten is a full Professor in Plant Pathology at the University of Pretoria (UP) and the co-director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence Food Security (CoE-FS), specialising in food safety of fresh produce. Her research interest is focused on innovative technological platforms for the agricultural and food industries. Professor Korsten is a member of the African Academy of Science and an expert on several technical committees, including the FAO and WHO i.e. JEMRA for irrigation water standards and fresh produce safety. She leads major research programmes such as the US (PEER) funded programmes and irrigation water and plant health, National Research Programmes for the Water Research Commission and several agricultural industries. Commercially, she has two invention patents which were licenced to external companies.
Ms Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba is the Director of Policy Research and Analysis at the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Regional Policy Officer for the GCRF-Agricultural and Food System Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) programme. Her work focuses on enhancing the research-to-policy interface between climate change, smallholder agriculture and poverty reduction by addressing the specific needs of vulnerable groups in Africa. She currently serves as co-chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Thematic Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and is a member of the Farming First Steering Committee. She also serves as adviser to the Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI), the GCRF African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African-SWIFT) programme and the Food Tank.
Dr Chantell Witten, a previous awardee of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), Dr Chantell Witten recently joined the CoE-FS as lead on the Infant and Young Child Feed advocacy project. Dr Witten has a PhD in Nutrition from the North-West University, is a registered dietitian, serves on the National Department of Health Ministerial Committee for the Morbidity and Mortality of Children under 5 years (CoMMic) and spokesperson for the Association of Dietetics in South Africa
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PHILA Awards 2022
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