Medical Bursary Available 2018 – SA Bursaries 2019

By | January 1, 2018

Medical Bursary Available

Medical Bursary Available – Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.

Medicine has existed for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.

In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science). While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.

Prescientific forms of medicine are now known as traditional medicine and folk medicine. They remain commonly used with or instead of scientific medicine and are thus called alternative medicine. For example, evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is “variable and inconsistent” for any condition, but is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner. In contrast, treatments outside the bounds of safety and efficacy are termed quackery.

Medical Bursary Available Postdoctoral Scholarships

This is a capacity
retention programme creating opportunities for recent postdoctoral scientists
who are otherwise lost to the system and country.

Who qualify for Medical Bursary Available

South African citizens or
permanent residents that have completed a research doctorate in any field in the
health sciences

Medical Bursary Available Period of Funding

  • Approval is for1 year at a time
  • Localpostdoctoral scholarships are renewable for a 2 nd year of postdoctoral training
Medical Bursary Available Value of the Award
  • 1st year postdoctoral scientist – R 80 000.00pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R120 000.00)
  • 2nd year postdoctoral scientist – R 90 000.00pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R135 000.00)
  • 3rd year postdoctoral scientist – R100.00.00pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R150 000.00)
Medical Bursary Available Conditions
  • Scholarshipholders must spend 80% of their time undertaking full-time research
  • Successful
    applicants may not take up the scholarship before submission of his/her doctoral

Application Process

  • Application
    forms are available at the post-graduate scholarships office or research support
    services at all tertiary institutions
  • Applicants must
    submit, a research plan, institutional and ethics approval for the project,
    proof of source of funding for the research project, 3 referees reports
  • Completed
    application forms must be submitted to the MRC through the institutions
    administrative office
  • An applicant
    must consult beforehand with the host researcher

Selection Criteria

  • Population
  • Gender
  • Academic
    record/potential of the applicant
  • Research
    outputs of the applicant
  • Research area
  • Applicants
  • Referees
  • Peer-review and
    ethical approval for the research project
  • Availability of
    running expenses for the project

Successful applicants are required to:

  • Submit progress
    reports with the renewal application. The renewal application includes a
    motivation from the host researcher
  • Submit a final
    report within 2 months of completion of the research training

How To Apply 

31 August
Contact person

Mrs. Magriet da Silva,
[email protected]

Note this bursary is now closed