National Research Foundation (NRF)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 2600, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria
Tel 012 481 4000
Fax 012 349 1179


The vision of the National Research Foundation (NRF) is to ensure research excellence within a transformed research workforce that espouses a sustainable environment, not only for the benefit of the present generation, but also for future generations of South Africans.

As a government mandated research and science development agency the NRF funds research, the development of high-end human capacity and critical research infrastructure to promote knowledge production across all disciplinary fields. The goals of the NRF are to: create innovative funding instruments; advance research career development; increase public science engagement; and establish leading-edge research platforms that will transform the scientific landscape and inspire a representative research community to aspire to global competitiveness.

The NRF promotes South African research interests across the country and internationally, and together with research institutions, business, industry and international partners it builds bridges between research communities for mutual benefit.

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