Award for a contribution to Science, Engineering, Technology and/or Innovation through an NGO

The NSTF NGO Award is for any non-governmental organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and also innovation in South Africa over the last 5 to 10 years. This includes any:

  • Non-profit company
  • Non-profit organisation
  • Public benefit organisation
  • Community-based organisation

The NSTF has always had a category for NGOs recognising their contribution to SET and innovation in SA. In 2015 the criteria were modified to focus more generally on their contribution to SET and innovation but also to include:

Technology transfer activities contributing to the dissemination and application of scientific and technical knowledge and education and training

Award for a contribution to SET and Innovation through an NGO over the last 5 to 10 years 

This award is made to an NGO or a team or an individual working through an NGO registered in South Africa, which has made an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in South Africa over the last 5 to 10 years.

Professional bodies and associations as entities are not considered in this category. However, nominations of specific projects undertaken under the auspices of professional bodies can be nominated and will be considered.

There are no additional criteria. However, in the interpretation of the criteria as set out above, the adjudicators will examine the contribution against the purpose of the awards and the definitions (of science, engineering, technology and innovation) and will take into account the impact of the NGO’s work.