• Alan Pifer Research Award
    The UCT vice-chancellor’s annual prize in recognition of outstanding welfare-related research highlights the university's strategic goal of promoting socially responsive research.
  • Creative Works Award
    This award recognises major creative works by UCT staff, including art works, performances, productions, compositions and architectural designs.
  • Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award
    Rewarding excellence and exceptional scholarship in all its forms, this award is granted to candidates of the highest calibre to enable them to undertake a programme of cutting-edge, internationally significant work.
  • NRF Awards
    The annual National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards recognise and celebrate South African research excellence. They honour researchers for their career achievements and contributions to knowledge creation and dissemination, as well as capacity development and transformation.
  • NSTF-South32 Awards
    The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) in partnership with South32 each year honours excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation.
  • UCT Book Awards and Meritorious Book Awards
    This award recognises outstanding books written by members of staff.
  • Women in Science Awards
    The Department of Science and Technology holds the annual South African Women in Science Awards to recognise and reward women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women.

Recognising research excellence