Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary 2019 – 2020

The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation is calling on qualified parties to send their application and qualify for its Bursary Programme for the school year 2020. Read on for a more in depth look at what the programme has to offer.

The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation is a non-profit, incorporated association managed by an honorary Board of Trustees made up of members coming from the industrial and business sector and senior virologists along with a panel of department heads of virology courses from tertiary education institutions in South Africa.

The PRF is dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of virology by promoting the critical importance of virology research and assisting with capacity building in the field.

The Poliomyelitis Research Fund Bursary Programme 2020

The PRF Bursary Programme is part of the foundation’s thrust to develop promising virologists and ensure the advancement of virology. Bursary support is awarded to Master’s (maximum 2 years coverage) and Phd students (maximum 2 years coverage). Full-time employees receiving salaries are not eligible to apply.

Without the consent of PRF, bursars are not allowed to change their research project once the bursary had been awarded. In addition, only South African students are eligible to receive the bursary fund.

Who should apply?

Applicants who meet the programme’s basic qualifications can apply. Keep in mind that applications that fail to comply with these basic requirements will not be considered:

  • BSc Honour’s – must have a 60% minimum pass
  • Master’s – must have a 60% minimum pass
  • Phd students
  • A South African citizen or holds permanent SA residency status
  • Pursuing any of the prescribed postgraduate studies
  • Does not have full tine work
  • Obtained at least a 60% overall mark
  • Previously disadvantaged BSc Hons students will be prioritized

Click the link to view the Poliomyelitis Research Fund Bursary Programme 2020

How do I apply?

Qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements are to send their application via email to prf@nicd.ac.za. Don’t forget to use the words PRF Bursary Application – (Your course level) in the email subject line.

Download the appropriate application form below:

BSc Honour’s Bursary Application form

MSc Bursary Application form

MSc Bursary Renewal Application form

Phd Bursary Application form

Phd Bursary Renewal Application form

Attach the following supporting documents as incomplete submissions will not be considered:

  • Certified true copy of South African ID
  • Certified true copy of SA permanent residency (if not a South African citizen)
  • Record of tertiary academic performance
  • Full scope of proposed research project

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 15 September 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Should you have any further questions about the bursary programme, you can reach PRF by calling:

Mrs. Irma Latsky
Phone: 011 555 0395
Email: prf@nicd.ac.za

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