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NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards eNewsletter
Today’s research … tomorrow’s innovation

28 November 2012

Call for Nominations – 2012/13 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards
The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards encourage and reward excellence in Scientific Research, Technological Innovation, Education, Capacity Building, and Communication, thereby honouring and celebrating outstanding contributions to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) in South Africa.

Nominations for the prestigious NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards are now open! You can now submit nominations for your ideal scientist, researcher, engineer, technologist or innovator. The process consists of two stages:

  • Stage 1: The first deadline is 11 February 2013 when you should have submitted a Notice of Intent to Nominate a candidate. The Notice of Intent to Nominate is a simple online form requesting the basic information of the nominee and the nominator, the category for which the nominee is nominated and a short description of the work of the nominee. The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) will acknowledge receipt of the notice by email, providing an online link to a full nomination document to download and complete in order to submit a formal nomination.
  • Stage 2: Your fully completed nomination document should be submitted no later than 12h00 on 1 March 2013. There will be no extension of this deadline.

The reason for this two-stage process is to make all parties involved, namely the nominee and the NSTF, aware of the nomination and to allow enough time for the completion of the nomination documents before 1 March 2013. Read more about the NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards and the nomination information where you can access the online Intent to Nominate form.

The nominees will be announced through the Awards eNewsletter during April 2013, followed by the announcement of the finalists during May 2013.  The announcement of the winners will take place at the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner planned for June 2013.  Watch your mailbox for news!

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The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), established in 1995, is a broadly-representative stakeholder body for all Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) organisations in South Africa, which seeks to influence policy formulation and delivery.

The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards are unique in SA, recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to SETI and therefore afford an opportunity for recognition and celebration of all practicing scientists, engineers and technologists across the system of innovation. The ‘Brilliants Programme’ of the NSTF hosts certain achievers in Science and Mathematics in the School System at the Awards Gala Dinner, and recognises and rewards them in various ways.

www.sciencebursaries.org.za - SET for life! This exciting web portal is to act as a 'one-stop shop' for learners and students who are interested in pursuing a career in the sciences, engineering or technology but don't have the means or access to get there and cannot afford funding for their own tertiary education.  The web portal also acts as a source of information for career guidance in SETI related fields.  It provides an interface that youngsters can relate to - inspiring them to realize their dreams.

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For more information, contact the NSTF Secretariat at:
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.nstf.org.za / nstfawards.org.za / www.sciencebursaries.org.za
Tel: 27 12 841 3987
Fax: 27 12 841 3025
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Last updated: 11 December, 2012