NSTF-GreenMatter Award to either and individual, a team or an organisation for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering, technology and/or innovation in SA towards achieving environmental sustainability and the Green Economy over the past 5-10 years

In 2015, the NSTF and GreenMatter forged a new partnership to launch the NSTF-GreenMatter Award.

GreenMatter is a programme of the Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation. It consists of a network of partners who implement the 20-year Biodiversity Human Capital Development Strategy. This is co-led by SANBI (the South African National Biodiversity Institute).

The NSTF-GreenMatter Award recognises researchers and organisations working towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a green economy.

NSTF-GreenMatter Award

over the last 5-10 years
sponsored by GreenMatter/ Lewis Foundation

This award is made to an individual, team or organisation. It is for an outstanding contribution to SET in South Africa, towards achieving environmental sustainability and the Green Economy, over the last 5-10 years. When an individual contribution to SET is assessed, the same criteria apply to the NSTF-GreenMatter Award, as to the other individual researcher awards.

This award gives recognition to the following contributions considered either together or separately:

  • Outstanding work in trans-disciplinary research or human capital development that promotes environmental sustainability within an academic or non-academic context. This could include the development and implementation of programmes in these areas of activity that have an impact within and between institutions.
  • Innovation in management and leadership leading to the attraction, development, retention and transformation of human capital. This is within organisations that work towards environmental conservation, research and management. There should be an explicit novel link between the organisations’ objectives, management and leadership approaches and organisational success.
  • Outstanding contributions in shaping the national agenda on the environment in national policies, legislation and programmes. The work recognised could include knowledge-based advocacy and awareness programmes designed to bring about social change, as well as impact that is clearly demonstrated through successful implementation.