Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursary 2023 | APPLY NOW

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Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) invites qualifying student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

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 level.

The duration of the bursary award will depend on the level of the qualification being pursued: Masters 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).


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 towards 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

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

RENEWALS (current bursary recipients):

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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, including latest exam results (on institutes letterhead)
  • CV, including publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Full scope of your proposed research project

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: [email protected]
(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

Closing Date : 15 September 2022

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