NSTF-South32 Awards,
recognising outstanding contributions to
science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa

Today’s research … tomorrow’s innovation

2017/2018 Nominees announced on 6 April 2018

The Categories

Individual Research Awards in four categories

There are four categories for individuals for any field of activity relating to research and its outputs. Contributions over a lifetime, research and its outputs for senior and emerging researchers, as well as management and related SET activities

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Engineering Capacity Development Award

These awards are made to individuals based in South Africa, regardless of nationality or citizenship. The individuals must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in increasing the participation of young researchers or engineers in their chosen SET fields

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NSTF-GreenMatter Award

NSTF-GreenMatter Award for an outstanding contribution to SET and/or innovation in SA towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy

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Water Research Commission Award

The Water Research Commission (WRC) has partnered with the NSTF to establish an award that acknowledges outstanding contributions towards sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions

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Data for Research Award

NSTF Award for an outstanding contribution to SET by advancing the availability, management and use of data for research

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Awards for Innovations and their Research and/or Development

These awards are made to teams or individuals in organisations (corporate and SMMEs) or working independently, who have made outstanding contributions to SET through innovations and their impacts, over the last five to ten years.

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Communication Award

NSTF Award for communication for outreach and creating awareness of SET and innovation

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NGO Award

The NSTF NGO Award is for any non-governmental organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in South Africa, including technology transfer and education/training activities

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Special Annual Theme Award

For 2018 this Award is made for a contribution to SET and innovation which contributes to or supports Sustainable Energy for All

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