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1. Awards for individuals contribution
1a. A contribution over a lifetime (15 years or more) Lifetime award
1b. TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Researcher – contribution through research and its outputs over a period from 6 years up to 15 years of research work from the commencement of the research career, predominantly in South Africa Researcher award
1c. TW Kambule-NSTF Awards: Emerging Researcher – contribution through research and its outputs over a period of up to 6 years of research work from the commencement of the research career, predominantly in South Africa Emerging researcher award
1d. Management Award: contribution through management and related SET and innovation activities over the last 5 to 10 years Management and related activities award
2. Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards: contribution by an individual over the last 5 to 10 years Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards
3. The Green Economy Research and Innovation Award: contribution by an individual or an organisation towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy over the last 5 to 10 years The Green Economy Awards
4. NSTF- Water Research Commission (WRC) Award – contribution by an individual or an organisation to SET in South Africa towards sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions over the last 5 to 10 years NSTF-WRC Award
5. Data for Research Award: contribution by an individual or a team for advancing the availability, management and use of data for research Data for Research Award
6. Innovation Awards Innovation Awards
6a. Award for Innovations and their research and/or development – contribution by an individual or a team through a  Corporate organisation over the last 5 to 10 years Innovations Award – Corporate
6b. Award for Innovations and their research and/or development – contribution by an individual or a team through  a Small, medium or micro enterprise (SMME) over the last 5 to 10 years Innovations Award – SMME
7. Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SET and Innovation – contribution by a team or individual over the last 5 years Science Communication Award
8. Award for a Non-Governmental Organisation –contribution to SET by an NGO including innovation, technology transfer and education and training activities over the last 5 to 10 years. NGO award
9. Special Annual Theme Award (awarded according to criteria in any of the categories). For 2018/2019 this Award is made for a contribution for Materials for inclusive economic development Special Annual Theme Award

Communication Award

The award recognises a communicator who has made an outstanding contribution to SET through a substantial impact in terms of public awareness of SET.

 

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NSTF-GreenMatter Award

This Award is made for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in SA towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy.

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Individual Research Awards

Awards for individuals for research and related activities

There are four sub-categories for individuals only, in research and its outputs and related fields. Contributions over a lifetime, research and its outputs for researchers and emerging researchers, as well as for management and related SET activities over defined periods.

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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 Innovation 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 5 to 10 years. For assessment of these awards,  underlying research and/or development is taken into account where applicable.

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Special Annual Theme Award

For 2019 this Award is made for a contribution to SET and innovation which contributes to Materials for inclusive economic development.

 

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Engineering Research Capacity Development  Awards

The individuals must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in increasing the participation of young engineers and technologists in further research in their chosen SET fields, over the past 5 to 10 years.

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Data Research Capacity Development Award

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

 

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NSTF-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 over the last 5 to 10 years

 

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