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)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer: National Research Infrastructure Platforms.
Group Executive: Finance and Business Systems and (CFO)
Acting Group Executive: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships
Group Executive: Science Engagement and Corporate Relations
Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding Call
NRF BRICS Call Guideline
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 SARChI Masters Scholarships Applicants for 2023_Final
Announcement of Successful SARChI Doctoral Scholarships Applicants for 2023_Final
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa
Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2024-2025
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) joins organisations worldwide to commemorate World TB Day observed on the 24th of March each year. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), opening the door to diagnosing and curing the disease.
The theme of World TB Day 2022, ‘Invest to End TB. Save Lives.’ highlights the urgent need to invest resources to step up the fight against TB and achieve the commitments to end TB.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 66 million lives since the year 2000. However the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress made in the fight to end TB. As such, more investment is required to save millions of lives and to speed up the end of the TB epidemic.
As a premier funding agency in South Africa, the NRF has committed over R157 million in the last seven years (2016- 2022) towards TB research in South Africa. The investments supported researchers and students at the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research (CBTBR). The CBTBR was established in July 2004 and is hosted at three different nodes, i.e. the University of Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. Working to find solutions, the CBTBR plays a prominent role in facilitating basic and translational research on various aspects relating to TB transmission, diagnosis and therapy.
Furthermore, over R35 million was invested by the NRF from 2013 to 2020 to strengthen and improve TB research at the three DSI-NRF Research Chairs in Paediatric Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Biomarkers and Animal Tuberculosis, hosted at Stellenbosch University. The Research Chairs form part of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), which was established in 2006 to attract and retain excellence in research and innovation at public universities in South Africa.
This World TB Day, we reflect on scientific advances made by South African researchers in furthering basic and translational research in various aspects of TB transmission, molecular diagnostics, TB drug resistance, treatment and vaccine. The various research was featured in Volume 3, Issue 4 of the NRF Science Matters Magazine. You can download a copy of the magazine from NRF_Science-Matters-Magazine_Vol3_Issue4.pdf
NRF South Africa to host the Africa Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub
NRF and NSFAS Announce Partnership Agreement for Postgraduate Student Funding
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