Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme Request for Applications

Request for Applications - Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme Issue date: Submission date:
A partnership between the NDoH, PHEF and the SAMRC. A National Health Research Committee Initiative.
30 July 2019 22 August 2019 

July 2019 RFA

2020 Enrollment

Applications are invited for scholarships that are funded by the National Department of Health under the Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme. The PhD scholarships are open to South African citizens/permanent residents and tenable in South African universities. Funding is for a full degree period ( completion) as a tax-free scholarship for full-time study.

Master’s degree funding may be considered where compelling. The level of funding is equivalent to the after-tax take-home pay of the applicant, based on the salary scales of the relevant post (or equivalent) at the National Department of Health. The scholarship value may be reviewed annually in line with Public Service regulations depending on availability of funds.

The aim of this RFA is to fund PhDs in the Maternal and Child Health research area.  HIV research related to the maternal and child health domain will also be considered.  

The National Health Scholars Programme aims to contribute positively towards efforts to strengthen and accelerate progress towards equity in research capacity development within the National Department of Health human capital across South Africa. Where appropriate priority will be given to hitherto under represent designated groups, institutions, and or priority research niches.

Full applications must be completed online and all additional documents requested emailed to Ms Colleen Van Wyk on or before 22 August 2019 at / Tel 021 938 0384

For enquiries contact: Dr Thabi Maitin on / Tel 021 938 0891

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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