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 to be announced in April 2018

The Categories

Communication Award

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

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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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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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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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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. For assessment of these awards,  underlying research and/or development is taken into account where applicable. For the Corporate and SMME awards, the research must have been done in South Africa. For the independent innovation award, a substantial  aspect of the work must have taken place in South Africa.

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Special Annual Theme Award

For 2017 this Award is made for a contribution to SET which contributes to or supports Sustainable Tourism for Development

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Research or 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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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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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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