Awards

Awards

The following awards are made to recognise excellence, a core principle of the University of Cape Town:

  • Alan Pifer Research Award
    The vice-chancellor's annual prize in recognition of outstanding welfare-related research highlights the strategic goal of promoting socially responsive research.
  • Claude Leon Merit Award
    Recognises younger academics of distinction in the fields of natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering.
  • Creative Works Award
    Recognises major creative works, including art works, performances, productions, compositions and architectural designs produced by UCT staff.
  • Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award
    Rewarding excellence and exceptional scholarship in all its forms, this award is granted to candidates of the highest calibre in order to enable them to undertake a programme of cutting-edge, internationally significant work.
  • NRF Awards
    Honours researchers for their career achievements and contribution to knowledge creation and dissemination, as well as capacity development and transformation in the national research system.
  • NSTF Awards in partnership with South32
    Recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI).
  • S2A3 Awards
    Recognise promising postgraduate students, young and established scientists.
  • UCT Book Awards and Meritorious Book Awards
    For the publication of outstanding books written by members of staff.
  • Women in Science Awards
    The Department of Science and Technology holds the annual Women in Science Awards (WISA) to recognise and reward women scientists and researchers and profile them as role models for younger women.

Recognising research excellence

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