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Recognising, celebrating and rewarding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.

 Finalists for the highly-acclaimed NSTF Awards in partnership with South 32 for 2015/2016 have been selected.

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET) and innovation for researchers and other SET-related professionals. This includes experienced scientists, engineers, innovators, science communicators, research and engineering capacity builders, organisational managers/leaders, and research managers.

The NSTF Awards is referred to as the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa, as it is the largest, most comprehensive, and most sought-after national Awards of its kind. It was also the first science awards in the country. This year’s NSTF Awards proudly present the following new features:

  • The Capacity Development Awards now include Awards for Engineering Capacity Development. Eskom’s sponsorship will support two awards, one male and one female, in capacity development in the engineering space. The NSTF will make one additional award for capacity development in other disciplines.
  • The NSTF is making a special award for a contribution in Crop Science and Food Security this year, in honour of the 2016 International Year of Pulses, as declared by the United Nations.
  • The Non-governmental organisation (NGO) category was changed previously to include technology transfer and education/training contributions to SET. The broader scope opens up the NSTF Awards to a wider range of organisations and allows for recognition of social innovation efforts. This would include worthy projects run by professional bodies. Just please note that professional bodies as such (as entities) are not considered in this category.

It is an extraordinary honour to be an Awards finalist; also given the quality of the nominations received, the fierce competition that nominees face, and growing interest from the community every year.

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