PRF Bursaries in SA 2021

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries 2021

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries 2021

PRF Bursaries in SA 2021

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries 2021

Each year, the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation award postgraduate bursaries to deserving students. Bursaries will be awarded to 5 learners, pursuing their studies towards one of the following qualifications:

  • BScHons Bursary
  • MSc Bursary
  • MSc Bursary Renewal
  • PhD Bursary
  • PhD Bursary Renewal

Masters students will receive 2 years of bursary support, whereas PhD students will receive 3 years of bursary support (unless yours is 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):

  • Must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
  • Must be studying towards one of the aforementioned postgraduate qualifications
  • Must NOT be employed full-time
  • Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • BScHons bursary: preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students

Closing Date:

  • 28 February 2021
  • 15 September 2021

How To Apply:

Download and complete the relevant PRF application form:

Applications must be submitted electronically via email

About The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF):

The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) was founded in the late 1940’s, as a non-governmental organisation to conduct research into the 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 Scientific Advisory Panel from university virology heads of departments across South Africa.

Each year the PRF provide 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.

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