To mobilize resources for research, capacity development, dissemination of findings and maintenance of inventory for the advancement of Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable National Development
A world-class research funding agency for a competitive knowledge economy
- Transparency and Accountability: NRF shall aspire to manage its resources effectively and efficiently with the highest levels of transparency and accountability.
- Integrity: NRF shall adhere to its operations’ ethical values, principles, and norms.
- Good governance: NRF shall institute processes that produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of the resources at its disposal.
- Equity: NRF shall exercise fairness and impartiality in dealing with its internal and external stakeholders and the public.
- Professionalism: NRF shall operate with a professional’s skill, competence, ethics, and courtesy.
- Sustainable development: NRF shall foster development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.