Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries South Africa 2023 – 2024

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries South Africa 2023 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – PRF

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries South Africa | The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) was founded in the late 1940s, as a non-governmental organisation to research poliomyelitis (polio) disease. The incorporated association is committed to supporting research initiatives aimed at developing Medical Virology within South Africa.

The Foundation is governed by senior virologists, members of the industrial sector, members of the business sector and a Scientific Advisory Panel from university virology heads of departments across South Africa.

Each year the PRF provides funding for deserving students, in the form of bursaries, research grants, travel grants and fellowships. From the years 1977 to 2016, the Foundation has granted over R144 million in research funds, of which over R44 million has been for bursary grants.

ABOUT THE PRF BURSARY PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED

The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) is inviting students pursuing postgraduate students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2022 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Research into Virology, at BScHons, MSc and PhD levels.

MORE ABOUT THE PRF BURSARY PROGRAMMES – COVERAGE VALUE

The duration of the bursary award will depend on the level of the qualification being pursued: Masters’s students will receive up to 2 years of bursary support and PhD students will receive up to 3 years of bursary support (unless an exceptional circumstance).

Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the PRF Bursary.

Scholars may not change their research projects unless approved by the PRF.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR POLIOMYELITIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION (PRF) BURSARIES

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen or a permanent resident in South Africa
  • You must be studying for one of the aforementioned postgraduate Virology qualifications
  • You must NOT be employed full-time
  • BSc (Hons) and Masters applicants: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • BSc (Hons) applicants: preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR PRF BURSARIES

Download and complete the relevant PRF application form:
NEW APPLICATIONS:

RENEWALS (current bursary recipients):

 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
NEW APPLICATIONS:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, including most recent results (on institutes letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae, including publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • The full scope of your proposed research project
  • Literature review
  • Supervisor’s written support

RENEWALS (current bursary recipients):

  • Most recent academic record (on institutes letterhead)
  • Supervisor’s written support

Note: application forms must be filled in on the computer (i.e. typed and not handwritten).
Applications must be submitted via email to: prf@nicd.ac.za
(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR PRF BURSARIES

28 February 2022 and 15 September 2022.
(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 Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) directly:
Contact Person: Mrs Irma Latsky
Tel: 011 555 0395
Email: prf@nicd.ac.za

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