The National Research Foundation (NRF) rating is a national indicator of research excellence, and is to the advantage of both the faculties and university in terms of benchmarking. A successful rating allows a researcher the option of applying for incentive funding from the NRF, the amount of which is directly proportional to their rating.
NRF ratings are allocated based on a researcher’s recent research outputs as perceived by local and international peers. The evaluation is based primarily on the quality and impact of the research outputs of the applicant in the eight years prior to application.
The rating process is coordinated by members of academia who are represented in the following committees:
22 specialist committees coordinated by a convener
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