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Outstanding contribution to SET and innovation

All the awards are “for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation…” The complete title of each award starts with this wording in place of “contribution”.

Science 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.

Green Economy
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.

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

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 of SET and Innovation and related activities over defined periods.

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.

Special Annual Theme Award:
Basic science
for sustainable development

For 2022 this Award is made for an outstanding contribution to
science, engineering and technology (SET) and
innovation from research
and development in the
Basic Sciences for
 Sustainable Development.”

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.

Data for
Research
Award

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

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

Categories – Full title:

All the awards are “for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation…” The complete title of each award starts with this wording in place of “contribution”.

Working title:
1. Awards for individual contributions 
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 AfricaResearcher 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 AfricaEmerging researcher award
1d. Management Award – contribution through management of SET and Innovation and related activities over the last 5 to 10 yearsManagement and related activities award
2. Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards – contribution by an individual over the last 5 to 10 yearsEngineering Research Capacity Development Awards
3. 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 yearsGreen economy Award
4. NSTF-Water Research Commission Award – contribution by an individual or an organisation  in South Africa towards sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions over the last 5 to 10 yearsNSTF-WRC Award
5. Data for Research Award- contribution by an individual or a team for  advancing the availability, management and re-use of research data
Data for Research Award
6.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 yearsInnovations 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 yearsInnovations Award – SMME
7. Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SET and Innovation – contribution by a team or individual over the last 5 yearsScience 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.

9. Special Annual Theme Award: Basic science for sustainable development (awarded according to criteria in any of the categories). For 2021/2022 this Award is made for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation from research and development in the Basic Sciences  for Sustainable Development in South Africa.

NGO award

Special Annual Theme Award in Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

All the awards are “for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation…” The complete title of each award starts with this wording in place of “contribution”.

NSTF-South32 Awards

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