National Research Foundation (NRF)

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), with the generous support of South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, joins the NEF’s scientific community of practice, becoming an integral part of growing the NEF’s scientific impact on the continent. The NRF is South Africa’s research and science development agency; it funds research, the development of high-end human capacity and critical research infrastructure to promote knowledge production across all disciplinary fields. The NEF and NRF intersect on multiple goals including working to create innovative funding instruments, advance research career development, increase public science engagement and to establish leading-edge research platforms that will transform the scientific landscape and inspire a representative research community to aspire to global competitiveness.