SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme, 2022 Enrollment

Request for Applications
Launch date
Deadline date
SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme, 2022 Enrollment 12 October 2021
15 November 2021

The SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme has been restructured to be in line with other post graduate scholarship programmes at the SAMRC. The objective of the SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme remains primarily to transform the composition of the country’s health and clinical research human capital to be more representative of the demographics of the nation. Within the context of the SAMRC, the SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme is specifically designed to open up an opportunity to develop Black Scientists i.e., African Black, Colored, Indian and Asian scientists through PhD training. Preference is given to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in strategic and/or emerging research areas.

The purpose of this particular Request for Applications (RFA) is to attract black scientists within the following research fields: Biostatistics, Data Science, Digital Health, Demography, Epidemiology, and Implementation Science, Health Economics, Genomics and Immunology.  


No of years

Value of scholarship p.a.  (incl R20 000 Tuition



3 + (1 year extra, on strong motivation from Supervisor)

R200 000.00

  1. Funding is until completion of degree, or the specified number of years whichever comes first. Adequate performance is a requirement for annual renewal of scholarship.
  2. Candidates must i) provide proof of being full time registered and ii) have ethics clearance for the research project.

The closing date for applications is 15 November 2021, and the outcome of this application will be made before end March 2022 barring unforeseen circumstances.  The scholarship will commence on 1 April 2022.

Requirements for application

  1. South African citizen or permanent resident
  2. Black candidate (African Black/Colored/Indian/Asian)
  3. A fully developed research proposal which has been accepted by the University for PhD study
  4. Research project must fall within the specified research fields and the SAMRC priority research areas
  5. Current registration at the university in which the degree will be awarded.
  6. Written commitment of participation by an experienced research supervisor at the university of registration who is willing to train the student till degree completion.
  7. Availability of research funding, infrastructure and environment for the project to effectively conduct the research project.

Required documentation to be submitted:


Contact details

Full applications must be completed online and all additional documents requested emailed to Dr Lindokuhle Ndlandla on or before 15 November 2021 at / Tel 021 938 0442.
For enquiries, please contact Dr Lindokuhle Ndlandla.

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 23:59