Medical Bursaries For 2018 South Africa Applications

By | 2018-01-01

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

Who
Qualifies for funding

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

Period
of Funding

 

  • Approval is for
    1 year at a time
  • Local
    postdoctoral scholarships are renewable for a 2 nd year of postdoctoral training

Value
of the Award

 

  • 1st year postdoctoral scientist – R 80 000.00
    pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R120 000.00)
  • 2nd year postdoctoral scientist – R 90 000.00
    pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R135 000.00)
  • 3rd year postdoctoral scientist – R100.00.00
    pa tax free (can be supplemented to a maximum of R150 000.00)

Conditions

 

  • Scholarship
    holders must spend 80% of their time undertaking full-time research
  • Successful
    applicants may not take up the scholarship before submission of his/her doctoral
    dissertation

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
    Group
  • Gender
  • Academic
    record/potential of the applicant
  • Research
    outputs of the applicant
  • Research area
  • Applicants
    discipline
  • Referees
    reports
  • 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

Closing
Date

31 August

Contact
person

Mrs. Magriet da Silva,
magriet.da.silva@mrc.ac.za