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Outstanding contribution to SET and innovation

All the awards are “contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation…” The complete title of each award starts with this wording in place of “contribution”.

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. The South African Young  Academy of Science (SAYAS) is sponsoring prize money for the  emerging researcher awards. 

Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards

NSTF has partnered with Eskom in recognising  individuals who have, over the past 5 to 10 years, demonstrated outstanding leadership in increasing the participation of engineers and technologists in further research in their chosen SET fields.

NSTF-Water
Research Commission
Award

The NSTF partnered with the Water Research Commission (WRC)  on this  award that acknowledges outstanding contributions towards sustainable water management, knowledge generation and solutions, made over the last 5 to 10 years.

NSTF-SAMRC
Clinician-Scientist
Award

The NSTF is partnering with the SA Medical Research Council on this new award which is being made to a clinician-scientist. The  award is modelled on the individual emerging researcher sub-category, i.e. a 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 focussed on work to enhance life and to improve the health of the community.

Green Economy
Award

The NSTF is partnering with the Technology Innovation Agency for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in SA towards achieving biodiversity conservation, environmental sustainability and a greener economy.

Science Diplomacy for Africa Award

The NSTF is partnering with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) through their Science Diplomacy Capital for Africa initiative, on a new award for Science Diplomacy for Africa. The award will recognise an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation by an individual or a team in South Africa which has led to impactful solutions and/or contributions through science diplomacy between and among countries for the benefit of South Africa and Africa.

 

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.

Awards for Innovation and their Research and/or Development

The NSTF partnered with the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) on the award for an SMME. The Innovation Awards are made to teams,  individuals or organisations (on the one hand through a corporate organisation and on the other hand through an SMME) 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.

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.

NGO Award

The NSTF NGO Award is for any non-governmental organisation (NGO) which has made an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in South Africa, including technology transfer and education/training activities.

Special Annual Theme Award: 

For 2023 this Award is made for an outstanding contribution to
science, engineering and technology (SET) and
innovation from research
and development which contributes to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

 

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 Award
2. Engineering Research Capacity Development Awards – contribution by an individual over the last 5 to 10 yearsEngineering Research Capacity Development Award
3. Green Economy 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.  NSTF-SAMRC Clinician-Scientist Award – This is generally as 1c but is focussed on work to enhance life and to improve the health of the community.  
NSTF-SAMRC Clinician-Scientist Award
6. Science Diplomacy for Africa Award – contribution by an individual or a team in SA, which has led to impactful solutions and/or collaboration in the SET and innovation fields, within the last 10 years, through science diplomacy between and among countries, for the benefit of SA and the African continent.Science Diplomacy for Africa Award
7. 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 
8a. 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
8b. 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
9. Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SET and Innovation – contribution by a team or individual over the last 5 yearsCommunication Award
10. Award for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) – contribution to SET by an NGO including innovation, technology transfer and education and training activities over the last 5 to 10 years.NGO Award
11. Special Annual Theme Award: 4IR (awarded according to criteria in any of the categories). For 2023/2024 this Award is made for an outstanding contribution to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation from research and development which contributes to the 4IR

Special Annual Theme Award which contributes to the 4IR

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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