Grant Title

To appoint grant holders from the categories approved in the Science Engagement Grant Management Framework (SEGMF), i.e. Universities; Accredited Science Centres; Science Councils; Museums, Botanical Gardens and Zoos; STEMI Olympiads & Competitions; to offer science awareness and engagement activities during the National Science Week (NSW) 2021.

Grant number:


Closing date:

06 June 2021

All proposals must be emailed to  Proposals submitted in any other format will not be considered.


Technical information may be directed in writing to:



Grants management enquiries may be directed in writing to:


Project content enquiries

Grants process enquiries

Contact person

Ms. Bafedile Kgwadi

Ms. Brenda Edwards

Ms. Maphefo Chauke

E-mail address




Invitations to apply for grant funding towards science engagement programmes are open to institutions/organisations that are specified in each Grant Call for Proposals.  The success of their applications will be based on how well they respond to requirements as stipulated in each Science Engagement Grant Calls for Proposals.

The following are five broad categories of designated institutions that were identified by the NRF Board in November 2018, as being eligible for funding only after due process has been followed and satisfied.

(a) Accredited Science Centres,

(b) Museums, Botanical Gardens, Zoos, STEMI Olympiads & Competitions

(c) Science Councils and

(d) Public Universities

Due process includes:

  • Applying within set timelines, in the correct format, on stipulated templates;
  • Responding to all requirements in the Calls for proposals;
  • Entering into a binding grant contract with project delivery and payments terms- thereby agreeing to its contents and stipulations;
  • Carrying out project activities as agreed to;
  • and finally, meeting all stipulated reporting requirements.