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What is new in the 2021/2022 round of Awards?
Nomination registrations this year are now closed.
Full nomination documents have to be submitted by the second deadline
(set for the 1 March 2022)
There are no changes to the criteria of categories, apart from the following listed in the following categories:
Was introduced in 2015 under the sponsorship of GreenMatter. In 2018 the sponsorship was taken over by The Lewis Foundation. Last year The Lewis Foundation, whilst still associated with the NSTF, moved its funding to the NSTF Brilliants Programme (for the top science and mathematics matriculants) and the award was discontinued. The NSTF has decided to re-establish the NSTF Green Economy Award in the hopes that a new sponsor will soon come forward for this vital area for innovation, research and development.
With a view to making clearer the interpretation of Terms and Conditions, section 2, sub-paragraph 2, Note 1 has been added. The note spells out category by category how previous winners might approach a further nomination. This has particular relevance to teams where a member of the team has been a previous winner.
We introduced a major change to the Innovation category in 2017 and continue to give greater emphasis on ‘innovation’. These awards are now called the ‘Awards for Innovations and their research and/or development’ over the last 5 to 10 years through either a small, medium or micro enterprise (SMME) or a corporate organisation.
Other changes introduced for some years is to allow all research categories to be open to anyone involved in research. It was previously implied that a PhD was a pre-requisite. We have changed the definition so that this is clearly not the case, and we have strengthened the focus on the further development of outputs towards innovation. The periods are now clearly anchored to the commencement of the research.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERSThe NSTF welcomes collaboration with other organisations, such as those they have been in partnerships with for many years:
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