July 18, 2024

Each year, the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation award postgraduate bursaries to deserving students. Bursaries will be awarded to 5 learners, pursuing their studies towards one of the following qualifications:

BScHons Bursary
MSc Bursary
MSc Bursary Renewal
PhD Bursary
PhD Bursary Renewal
Masters students will receive 2 years of bursary support, whereas PhD students will receive 3 years of bursary support (unless yours is an exceptional circumstance).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

Must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
Must be studying towards one of the aforementioned postgraduate qualifications
Must NOT be employed full-time
Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
BScHons bursary: preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete the relevant PRF application form:
PRF Bursary Application Form (BScHons) (.pdf)
PRF Bursary Application Form (MSc) (.pdf)
PRF Bursary Application Form (MSc Renewal) (.pdf)
PRF Bursary Application Form (PhD) (.pdf)
PRF Bursary Application Form (PhD Renewal) (.pdf)
You may be requested to submit certain supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy of)
Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy of)
Full tertiary academic record
Full scope of your proposed research project
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: prf@nicd.ac.za
(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application – BScHons/ MSc/ MSc Renewal/ PhD/ PhD Renewal” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE
Each bursary has 2 closing dates each year:
28 February 2021.
15 September 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the PRF directly:
Poliomyelitis Research Foundation
Contact Person: Mrs Irma Latsky
Tel: 011 555 0395
Email: prf@nicd.ac.za

Post:
The Chairperson
Scientific Advisory Panel of the PRF
C/O the National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Private Bag X4
Sandringham
2131

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