The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) calls for nominations for the 24th NSTF-South32 Awards. These prestigious awards focus on science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa (SA). South32 is the co-branding sponsor for the past six years. As such the name of the awards is the NSTF-South32 Awards.

Special Annual Theme Award: The NSTF’s theme for 2022 is ‘Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’, in support of the international year as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Special Annual Theme Award for 2021/2022 will be made for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation from research and development in the basic sciences for sustainable development. The basic sciences are defined here as the scientific disciplines of mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences and astronomy.

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Full description

Contributions recognised: Register nominations for individuals, teams, partnerships and organisations for an outstanding contribution to SET and innovation in SA. The contributions recognised are in the following broad areas:

  • Scientific research
  • Management of SET and innovation and related activities
  • Capacity building in engineering research
  • The Green Economy
  • Water management solutions
  • Data for research
  • Innovations and their research and/or development
  • Communication and creating awareness of SET and innovation
  • Non-governmental organisation activities, which could include technology transfer, and education and training activities
  • Basic sciences for sustainable development

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