Evaluation and Rating of Researchers

 
NRF information sessions aimed at postgraduate students, supervisors, and researchers.

Funding opportunities for next generation researchers

This presentation focuses on the range of funding opportunities for next generation researchers. Details are provided on the application process, eligibility criteria, conditions for award, processing of funds, and reviewing.



Presenter
Dr Thashni Pillay
Director: Grants Management and Systems Administration
Email: tashni.maistry@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 481 4241

Ms Thandeka Mthethwa is the NRF's emerging researchers liaison officer for the University of Pretoria. Contact her at: 012 481 4163 or email her at thandeka.mthethwa@up.ac.za.


Funding opportunities for established researchers

The NRF strategically invests in established researchers through various funding opportunities. This presentation provides details on the application process, eligibility criteria, conditions for award, processing of funds, and reviewing.



Presenters
Ms Marinky Tshephe
Professional Officer: Grant Management and Systems Administration
Email: maria@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 481 4060

Ms Jane Mabena
Professional Officer: Grant Management and Systems Administration
Email: jane@nrf.ac.za
Email: 012 481 4067


Requirements for NRF rating

The rating system is a valuable tool for benchmarking the quality of researchers against the best in the world.
NRF ratings are allocated based on a researcher's recent scholarly outputs and impact as perceived by international peer reviewers.



Presenter
Ms Joyce Olivier
Director: Reviews and Evaluation
Email: joyce.olivier@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 481 4106


Reviewing eligible and fundable research grant proposals

One objective of the NRF is to support the creation of new knowledge by funding the best research projects in any area relevant to South Africa through the reviews and evaluation processes.
This presentation outlines critical aspects to consider then preparing a research grant proposal that will ensure success.



Presenter
Ms Singathwa Mbangeni
Professional Officer: Reviews and Evaluations
Email: singathwa.mbangeni@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 482 4269


List of professional officers and their respective programmes

Professional Officer  Programmes assigned
Zikhona Lose
Email: zikhona.lose@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 481 4365
 - Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills Masters and Doctoral
 - Green Economy
 - NRF-MRC Health and Allied Nasters and Doctoral Scholarships
   Renewable and Sustainable Energy
 - National Science and Technology Forum Bursaries
 - SANHARP
 - THRIP
 - Energy Efficiency
 - TWAS Doctoral
 - Waste Research
 - Manus MatSci
Nozine Nqeketo
Email: nozine.nqeketo@nrf.ac.za 
Tel: 012 481 4184
 - Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills Block Grants
 - Part-time Doctoral
 - Extension Support for Masters and Doctoral
 - HSRC-Labour Market Bursaries
 - Sasol Inzalo
 - SA Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (Travel Grants)
 - Human and Social Dynamics in Development Studies (Internship)
 - Animal Cluster
Sushie Pillay
Email: ppillay@nrf.ac.za
Tel: 012 481 4178
 - Thithuka (TTTK)
 - Nursing/Vulnerable Disciplines
 - South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
 - Professional Development Programme (PDP)
 - F'SATI
Melissa Govender
Email: melissa.govender@nrf.ac.za 
 - Collaborative Postgraduate Training
 - Sabbatical
 - DAAD-NRF Joint In-Country Scholarships
 - Free-standing, Innovation and Scarce Skills Post-doctoral
 - Doctoral and Postdoctoral Abroad
 - Desmond Tutu Doctoral Training Programme
 - Commonwealth Split-Site Bursaries
 - Academic Statictics
 - Research Career Advancement (RCA)
 - Travel Grants